Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan (AKES, P) executed a 22 Million Euro programme sponsored by European Commission during 1997-2002 within the AKES, P schools in the Northern Areas and Chitral in Pakistan under Northern Pakistan Education Programme ‘NPEP Phase-I’ for Educational and Community Development. AKES, P made an investigation sponsored by the European Commission in student learning achievement against the programmatic interventions brought about by this programme. It was thought necessary to measure the degree of current level of impact of the funded interventions through gauging the learning and achievement of the students of AKES, P school system to form a qualitative database to be used as benchmark for future programme needs and developmental planning. This study covers both the traditional districts of AKES, P’s operation in Northern Areas i.e. Gilgit and Ghizer and all the three traditional regions of Chitral in Pakistan (study report on Chitral is separately produced). The study covered four key subjects; English, Mathematics, Science & Urdu in Grades 1A, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 8. Additionally secondary grades and teachers' performance was also measured for comparison.