State Council for Educational and Training (SCERT) is an apex body, responsible for quality education in the state. The State Institute of Education (SIE), which functioned as a part of the department of general education, was converted to form the SCERT, to give a new thrust and direction to school education. SCERT, Kerala, was established in 1994.
It is an autonomous body entrusted with planning, implementation and evaluation of all academic programs from pre-school to higher secondary levels. SCERT is concerned with academic aspects of school education including formulation of curriculum, preparation of textbooks, teacher’s handbooks and teacher training. It advises the Government on policy matters relating to school education.
SCERT is closely associated with, Regional Institute of Education, Mysore, The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi, The National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi, The Regional Institute of English, Bangalore, UNICEF and UNFPA, Universities in Kerala etc.