While the survey conducted by the Karnataka School Quality Assessment and Accreditation Council presents a dismal picture of government schools across the State, one education district — Chikkodi — makes an exception and has four schools that have been graded ‘A’. The district has performed well in terms of both school assessment under five parameters and student achievement based on learning outcome.

In terms of learning achievement, Chikkodi has secured an average of 73.15 per cent in class three, 71.81 per cent in class five, 68.44 per cent in class seven and 53.36 per cent in class nine. Learning outcomes in the district are higher compared with the average State score in all classes. Commissioner of Public Instruction Mohammad Mohsin said schools in the district had better infrastructure and good teaching methods. He pointed out that schools in the district had fared better in terms of leadership and innovative activities.