The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to introduce grading system to assess performance of students in state-run schools, in order to make the tests stress-free and reduce the rate of depression among children.

“In order to bring reforms in education system and do away with trend of demoralisation due to percentage pattern, the Education Ministry has decided to introduce grading system in schools,” State Minister for Education Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed told reporters here on Tuesday.