Achievements under SSA
New Schools opened under SSA since 2001-02
Cumulative progress of Civil Works since 2001-02 to 2014-15
Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs (CWSN)
Inclusive education for differently abled children refers to creating a learning environment which is a boon for children to develop their capacities in a manner which is conductive to their individual style of learning. Year wise enrolment of CWSN in Govt and Govt Aided School which is given below reflects the outcome of various interventions provided to CWSN
State Resource Centre
The Tamil Nadu government has been providing Inclusive Education to those suffering from Visual impairment, Hearing impairment, Speech impairment, Learning disabilities, Muscular dystrophy, Cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and Autism. Consequent upon Announcement by Hon'ble Chief Minister, a first of its kind initiative in the country, a State Resource Centre for Inclusive Education has been set up at Santhome, Chennai with all facilities under a single roof.
The services like Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychological Counselling and Special Education are provided free of cost in this centre which is a boon for parents and differently abled children.
The State Resource Centre for Inclusive Education has been setup at a total cost of Rs. 40 lakh for renovation of building .Teaching learning material worth Rs.16 lakh was procured for SRC by Library Department and Rs.14 lakh worth educational based materials were procured for CWSN. Therapy materials worth Rs.14 lakh was provided in the year 2013-14 like audiogram IFT (Inter Frontal Therapy), VAGMI (software for speech ) and AVAZ (Communicating devices).
In the current year 2014-15, Rs. 20 lakh is allotted for procurement of Physiotherapy materials like Traction Table, Quadriceps, Exercise Tubing and also software for supporting academic part of CWSN in the State Resource Centre. Around 1758 Children with Special Needs and 2118 parents of these children with special needs have been benefitted so far by this State Resource Centre.
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalaya (KGBV)
KGBV School girls participated in Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) program conducted by Intel-Learning Linkages. Among the 7000 students who participated in National Level, 30 students were selected and among those 30 students, 3 children were from KGBV school of Villupuram District. They were invited to Delhi to receive THE EXCELLENCE AWARD. Four KGBV Girls who participated in the South India Karate championship held at Mumbai were selected to participate in the Asian karate competition.
Status of KGBV Girls in VIII Std and thereafter
In-Service Teachers Training
In-service Teacher Training is a deliberate intervention interwoven in the form of activities for capacity building of teachers. In-service trainings were planned well in advance and transacted for primary and upper primary teachers through Cluster Resource Centre (CRC) and Block Resource Centre (BRC). SSA has been developing all the Training modules and conducting training programmes in co-ordination with SCERT.
Source : Monthly Reports
Design for Change
* In the DFC school challange India 2014, out of 2000 entries at National level, the maximum participation was from Tamilnadu with 1086 entries
* Out of the 20 best projects, 6 were from Tamilnadu and they were awarded Disney Edutainment Centres worth Rs. 60,000/- and above.
* Further out of the same best 20 projects, innovative 5 projects were selected out of which, 2 were from Tamil Nadu and they received Disney Innovation cash award worth Rs.50,000/- Moreover 31 schools from Tamil Nadu got Rs.5000/- cash award
* This massive success was attained only because of Project Based Learning given by SSA under Computer Aided Learning.
Participation of Tamil Nadu Govt. Schools in the DFC I CAN! School Challenge from 2010 to 2014
1619 Projects of Change - 57 Winning stories - 32 Districts
Impact on Indicators
Improving access through opening of new schools, providing transport/escort facilities, providing educational kits free of cost to students, appointment of teachers, introducing english medium sections in schools has appreciably enhanced the educational indicators. The positive impact of all the above mentioned interventions can be seen in the improvement of enrolment and retention rates and reduction of dropout rate as shown below:
Teacher Pupil Ratio (TPR)
The Teacher Pupil Ratio has improved due to the appointment of 1,767 Secondary Grade Teachers, 10,772 Graduate Teachers recruited during 2014-15. The Pupil Teacher Ratio which was 1:27.23 at Primary level and at 29.30 at Upper Primary level during 2011-12 has significantly improved and stood at 1:25.11 as against the RTE norm of 1:30 and at upper primary level, it is 1:21.94 as against the norm of 1:35.
Number of Out of School Children identified and covered in Enrolment
SABL & ALM - School Grading
Source : Monthly Reports
State Level Achievement Survey - Last 3 years comparison
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