Using data from the District Information System for Education we have developed a plan that will improve the Indian education system and reduce the national dropout rate.
We found that amenities that most likely correlate with school performance include:
Using a trained linear regression model, new dropout rates were predicted for each state as each of the above amenities were increased so that they were standard features of every school. The new predicted rate for each state was lower in all but 4 of the states. The national average decreased by 13.67 percent
When teachers collaborate, students academically improve. All three of the above amenities can be used by teachers to collaborate. Electricity powers one of the best resources to collaborate, the internet. Head masters help teachers cooperate by setting academic goals and policies for the institution. This plan attempts to maximize the tools for collaboration and predict its effect on students
National Dropout rate average: 17.05%
States with the highest dropout rates:
|State||Dropout Rate (2015)|
Suggested improvements to facilities:
National Dropout rate average: 14.72%
Percent change of National Dropout rate average: -13.67%
New expected dropout rates from the states with the highest current dropout rate:
|State||Expected Dropout Rate||Percent change from 2015|
From the results it appears increasing tools for teacher collaboration improves school completion rate. These results seem to be in line with a study out of the University of Michigan that found, “teacher collaboration is associated with increased levels of student achievement” (Goddard 891).