According to Status of Education Report (ASER) 2016, students of Himachal Pradesh stand ahead of Kerala and all other states in terms of learning outcomes. 
The 2016 ASER was the largest annual household survey of the children in India in the field of education. It focused on status of schooling and basic learning. 

Revelations of ASER report
1. The report found that enrolment rate of students in the age group 6 to 14 in Himachal Pradesh was 99.8%. It secured first rank in achieving learning outcomes in basic reading and mathematics across the country.
2. In language category, outcome of government schools in Himachal Pradesh was 65.3% as compared to the national level of 41.6%. 
In mathematics, outcome of Himachal Pradesh was 47.4% as compared to the national level of 21.1%.