SMF SESQ is based on extensive knowledge gained by BJS in the field of education through its Educational Quality Improvement Programme (EDUQIP).
Comprising various assessment, empowerment, and training programmes for all school stakeholders (see table below), EDUQIP was designed in 2002 and implemented in 4000+ schools across India.
|School system||School Assessment and Accreditation|
|Decision makers||Trustee Empowerment /Management Development|
|Empowerment of Village Education Committee/SMC|
|Teachers||Measurement of Teacher Effectiveness|
|Students||Student Assessment (Std IV, VIII, X)|
|Value Education Programme|
BJS assessed all types of schools: government and privately-owned, and located in tribal, rural or urban areas. It assessed government schools in Gujarat, Goa and the far-flung Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar. BJS also assessed 563 Navodaya Vidyalaya schools across India on the request of the Union government. All stakeholders—state governments, officials, school principals, teachers and students—extended cooperation to BJS and appreciated its efforts.
After this effort, BJS undertook a critical review of the assessment system. Inputs received from school principals, education officials at different levels, parents, and teachers at the grassroots level, coupled with extensive research, led to the design of a revised framework called BJS School Assessment and Accreditation (BJS SAA).
A panel of national level academicians from resource institutes such as NUEPA and NCERT, as well as educationists, and statistical experts were appointed to review the design at every stage.
The revised framework was implemented in over 160 schools (government and private) of different boards, in Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Meghalaya, Assam, Rajasthan, Orissa, Jharkhand. In 2014-2015, with the formation of SMF, BJS SAA was renamed SMF SESQ.
Snapshot of BJS EDUQIP, SAA/SMF SESQ implementation:
|Period||Coverage||Type of School Management|
|2002 – 2011||450 FJEI (Federation of Jain Educational Institutes) schools across India||Private|
|2005–2008||402 schools in Andaman & Nicobar islands||Government|
|2007–2010||1,790 schools of Goa||Government and Private|
|2008 – 2011||563 Navodaya Vidyalaya schools across the country||Government|
|2009 – 2011||2,005 schools of 2 districts of Gujarat (Bharuch & Narmada)||Government|
|2009 – 2010||All schools of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation||Government|
|2009 – 2010||All schools of Jalgaon Municipal Corporation||Government|
|2010-2013||134 schools across MP, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya, Maharashtra and Delhi||Government, private and government-aided|
|2014-2015||29 schools across MP, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Delhi, Goa, Orissa, Assam and Maharashtra||Government and Private|