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In the backdrop of educational challenges, Government schools in Haryana embarked on a transformation journey through the Quality Improvement Program (QIP). Spearheaded by the Boston Consulting Group, this program aimed to elevate learning outcomes by leveraging technology for accountability, transparency, and data-driven decision-making.
The Power of Technology
- Shifting from Inputs to Outputs
- Traditional input-based tracking was replaced with an outcome-focused approach.
- Technology played a pivotal role in driving this shift.
- Driving Accountability
- Monthly assessment tests and academic monitoring are tracked through web tools.
- Enabled pinpointing of challenges for swift resolution.
- Enabling Transparency
- State-wide Management Information System (MIS) for transparency.
- Improved scholarship disbursement and identified fake enrolments.
- Creating Last-Mile Change
- Remedial learning programs are facilitated through online systems.
- Streamlined communication between stakeholders.
Impact of the Programme
- Positive Outcomes
- Three independent evaluations showed improvements in student learning levels.
- Emerging as a model for educational transformation.
- Cost Savings
- MIS realized savings of over ₹50 crore.
- Potential savings of several ₹100 crore by identifying fake enrolments.
- Sustainability through Simplicity
- Develop user-friendly utilities aligned with existing processes.
- Provide extensive training for smooth adoption.
- Technology as an Enabler
- Backend engine harnessing data for informed decision-making.
- Technology complements human efforts.
- Continuous Data Updating
- Regular data updates are crucial.
- Promote usage to break the data update cycle.
Haryana’s transformational journey in government schools exemplifies the potential of technology in education. By focusing on outcomes, accountability, and data-driven actions, the Quality Improvement Program showcases how technology can revolutionize education systems, with far-reaching implications for other regions and countries seeking educational excellence.