School Quality Enhancement Program

With a mission to transform underperforming government schools into centers of excellence, TEA introduced the Government-Partnership School Model (G-PS) that involved school management partnerships between mission-oriented non-profit educational organizations and the government.


In 2015, The Education Alliance (TEA) proposed to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), a quality-focused solution of government-private partnerships that combined several of the elements responsible for improved quality of education in government schools.


TEA has been working closely with the SDMC to introduce the G-PS model to its primary school system where NGO Partners, rigorously selected with a due diligence process, support government schools in a whole-school model through academic leadership, curriculum, and pedagogy.


The SDMC formally launched the School Quality Enhancement Program (SQEP) in 2016, to improve enrollment and enhance the quality of education delivered in primary schools through the G-PS Model.


schools in


improvement in
2015 and 2018


parents in SQEP schools
are ‘extremely satisfied’
with their child’s overall
academic performance



  • Academic leadership
  • Teacher training
  • Co-curriculam programs
  • School leadership capacity building
  • Community engangrmrnt
  • Accountability for outcomes
  • Access to school building
  • Staff-teachers and support staff
  • Utilities & maintenance
  • Student provision

Under the SQEP, the SDMC partners with rigorously selected non-profit organizations with an extensive track record in the education sector to ensure that high quality, innovative, and child-friendly teaching methods are introduced in the government-partnership schools. The partners take on accountability for delivering improved outcomes (enrolment, attendance, student learning) in these Schools.


With only 5 years since inception, the SQEP program has seen phenomenal growth and some early success in its objective of creating exemplary government schools.


TEA in partnership with 7 value-added partners
runs multiple co-scholastic programs in the
schools including – theatre, science
experiments, robotics, farming, sports, music,
reading, and arts.



Learning Outcomes Assessment (2019-20)

On Average, grade 5 students from SQEP schools have shown:

2.1 times

higher yearly
growth in Math in SQEP

2.5 times

higher yearly
growth in Hindi in SQEP

2.8 times

higher yearly growth in English than similar SDMC schools

In SQEP schools with 3-5 years of intervention, double the number of Grade 5 students can read a story fluently (hindi) in comparison to the National ASER average (54% vs 27%); and 70% of students in SQEP schools can carry out division (math) in comparison to the National ASER average of 50%.



On average, SQEP Grade 2 students showed improvement of 1 level in Math and English, and 1.5 levels in Hindi over a span of 1.5 years.


In a span of 1 year, grade 3 SQEP students showed an improvement of 1 level in Hindi and 0.5 levels in Math and English.


SQEP schools showed average gains equivalent to less than 1 academic year in their first and second year of intervention. On average, SQEP schools with 3 to 5 years of intervention showed academic gains equivalent to 2.5 years of learning in Hindi and Mathematics, indicating a positive correlation between the number of years of SQEP intervention and academic growth.