Project STARS is the initiative of the World Bank which improves the quality of Indian education system and it stands for Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS).
For the implementation of an STARS Project, Ministry of Education, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), and World Bank have signed an agreement for the financial support worth Rs 5718 crore.
- Centrally Sponsored Scheme under the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education
- Aims to improve the quality and governance of school education in six Indian states like Maharashtra, Odisha, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.
- Addressing demands from stakeholders, especially parents, for greater accountability and inclusion by producing better data to assess the quality of learning; giving special attention to students from vulnerable section.
- Investing more in developing India’s human capital needs by strengthening foundational learning for children in classes 1 to 3 and preparing them with the cognitive, socio-behavioural and language skills to meet future labour market needs
- Equipping teachers to manage this transformation by recognizing that teachers are central to achieving better learning outcomes.
- Focusing more directly on the delivery of education services at the state, district and sub district levels by providing customized local-level solutions towards school improvement.