Reform Support Unit, Education & Literacy Department initiated Standardized Achievement Testing in the year 2012-2013 to assess the achievement level of the students of class V and class VIII. Students have been appearing in this test since then in order to provide a real time picture of the quality of education being provided.
Two major objectives of SAT were:
- To take into account the achievement of the students
- To create awareness among parents and communities to keep check & ensure student performance.
SAT has greatly helped the Education Department in getting rid of the traditional rote learning method of teaching, creating sense of shared accountability & awareness in parents, in reviewing the curriculum, and linking the reforms with output rather than input, and shift to the result based accountability.