According to the latest Performance Grading Index released by the Union Ministry of Education, Northeastern states again perform worst among the other states of the nation. Five states from North East India, namely Assam, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Meghalaya, become the worst performers in regards to school education.
The score is concluded using databases on 70 parameters such as access, equity, governance processes, infrastructure and facilities, and learning outcomes. These parameters are mostly self-reported by the States but vetted by the Centre, with National Achievement Survey data also being incorporated.
The rankings of the eight Northeast states as per the Performance Grading Index are:
20th – Tripura with 801 points.
24th – Sikkim with 772 points.
25th – Manipur with 767 points.
31st – Assam with 738 points.
32nd – Mizoram with 723 points.
34th – Arunachal with 698 points.
35th – Nagaland with 667 points.
36th – Meghalaya with 649 points.