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Annual average education spending per child attending, by level of education 
Average years of schooling of an age group population 
Completion rate, primary 
Completion rate, secondary 
Drop out rate, primary 
Drop out rate, secondary 
Drop out rate by grade, primary 
Drop out rate by grade, secondary 
Education share of household expenditure by level of education, % 
Grade 1 students older than official grade 1 age (%) 
Gross attendance, primary 
Gross attendance, secondary 
Gross attendance, Post-secondary 
Gross intake rate, primary 
Net attendance, primary 
Net attendance, secondary 
Net intake rate, primary
On time for primary school (%) 
On time for grade X (%) 
Over-age for grade X (%) 
Over-age in primary school (%) 
Percentage of the population age group that completed each grade X 
Percentage of the population age that has ever attended school 
Primary to secondary transition rate 
Proportion of household education spending on Fees 
Proportion of household education spending on Books 
Proportion of household education spending on Transportation 
Proportion of household education spending on Foods 
Proportion of household education spending on School Uniforms 
Proportion of household education spending on Contributions to parent-teacher association 
Proportion of household education spending on Other educational expenditures 
Proportion of out-of school children, primary 
Proportion of out-of school children, secondary 
Promotion rate, primary 
Promotion rate, secondary 
Promotion rate by grade, primary 
Promotion rate by grade, secondary 
Repetition rate, primary 
Repetition rate, secondary 
Repetition rate, post-secondary 
Repetition rate by grade, primary 
Repetition rate by grade, secondary 
School attainment for an age group population 
Survival rate to grade 5 
Under-age in primary school (%) 
Under-age for grade X (%) 

Annual average education spending per child attending, by level of education 
Annual average education spending per child attending by level of education is the total educational expenditures divided by the total enrollment in each level. Back

Average years of schooling of an age group population 
Average years of schooling of an age group population is the number of years of formal schooling received, on average, by the population (total, male, female) of the given age group. Back

Completion rate, primary 
Primary completion rate is the total number of students (total, male, female) regardless of age in the last grade of primary school, minus the number of repeaters (total, male, female) in that grade, divided by the (total, male, female) number of children of official graduation age. Back

Completion rate, secondary
 
Secondary completion rate is the total number of students (total, male, female) regardless of age in the last grade of secondary school, minus the number of repeaters (total, male, female) in that grade, divided by the (total, male, female) number of children of official graduation age. Back

Drop out rate, primary 
Drop out rate, primary is the proportion of pupils (total, male, female) in any grade of primary in a given school year and who no longer attend school the following school year. Back

Drop out rate, secondary 
Drop out rate, secondary is the proportion of pupils (total, male, female) in any grade of secondary in a given school year and who no longer attend school the following school year. Back

Drop out rate by grade, primary 
Drop out rate by grade, primary is the proportion of pupils (total, male, female) in a given grade of primary who no longer attend school in the following school year. Back

Drop out rate by grade, secondary 
Drop out rate by grade, secondary is the proportion of pupils (total, male, female) in a given grade of secondary who no longer attend school in the following school year. Back

Education share of household expenditure by level of education, % 
Education share of household expenditure by level of education is the proportion of annual educational expenditures by student (on fees, textbooks, transportation, foods, uniforms, contributions and other educational expenditures) divided by the annual household expenditure. Back

Grade 1 students older than official grade 1 age (%) 
Grade 1 students older than official grade 1 age (%) is the number of children in the first grade of primary who are 1 or more years older than the target entry age for the grade, expressed as a percentage of the total number of students attending grade 1. Back

Gross attendance, primary 
Gross attendance, primary is the number of primary school pupils (total, male, female) of any age, expressed as a percentage of children of primary school age (total, male, female). Back

Gross attendance, secondary 
Gross attendance, secondary is the number of secondary school pupils (total, male, female) of any age, expressed as a percentage of children of secondary school age (total, male, female). Back

Gross attendance, Post-secondary 
Gross attendance, post-secondary is the number of post-secondary school pupils (total, male, female) of any age, expressed as a percentage of children of post-secondary school age (total, male, female). Back

Gross intake rate, primary 
Gross intake rate, primary is the number of new pupils (total, male, female) attending the first grade of primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the children (total, male, female) of official entrance age to primary education. Back

Net attendance, primary 
Net attendance, primary is the proportion of children of official primary school age (total, male, female) who are attending primary school. Back

Net attendance, secondary 
Net attendance, secondary is the proportion of children of official secondary school age (total, male, female) who are attending secondary school. Back

Net intake rate, primary 
Net intake rate, primary is the number of new pupils (total, male, female) attending the first grade of primary education, and who are of the official primary school entrance age, expressed as a percentage of the children (total, male, female) of official entrance age to primary education. Back

On time for primary school (%) 
On time for primary school (%) is the sum of the number of pupils (total, male, female) in each grade of primary school who are of the official age for that grade, expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils (total, male, female) attending primary school. Back

On time for grade X (%) 
On time for grade X (%) is the number of pupils (total, male, female) who are of the official primary school age for grade X, expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils (total, male, female) attending grade X. Back

Over-age for grade X (%) 
Over-age for grade X (%) is the number of pupils (total, male, female) who are one or more years older than the official primary school age for grade X, expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils (total, male, female) attending grade X. Back

Over-age in primary school (%) 
Over-age in primary school (%) is the sum of the number of pupils (total, male, female) in each grade of primary school who are one or more years older than the official age for that grade, expressed as percentage of the number of pupils (total, male, female) attending primary school. Back

Percentage of the population age group that completed each grade X 
Percentage of the population age group that has completed at least grade X, is the number of people in a given age group who have completed X years of schooling and above, expressed as a percentage of the population of that age group. Back

Percentage of the population age that has ever attended school 
Percentage of the population age that has ever attended school is the number of people of a given age who have ever attended school, expressed as a percentage of the population of that age. Back

Primary to secondary transition rate 
Primary to secondary transition rate is the proportion of pupils (total, male, female) in the last grade of primary who are promoted to the first grade of secondary the following school year. Back

Proportion of household education spending on Fees 
Proportion of household education spending on School registration fees is the amount of annual spending on fees by student (total, male, female) divided by annual educational expenditures of each household. Back

Proportion of household education spending on Books 
Proportion of household education spending on Books is the amount of annual spending on textbooks by student (total, male, female) divided by annual educational expenditures of each household. Back

Proportion of household education spending on Transportation 
Proportion of household education spending on Transportation is the amount of annual spending on Transportation to/from school by student (total, male, female) divided by annual educational expenditures of each household. Back

Proportion of household education spending on Foods 
Proportion of household education spending on Foods is the amount of annual spending on Foods, board and lodging at school by student (total, male, female) divided by annual educational expenditures of each household. Back

Proportion of household education spending on School Uniforms 
Proportion of household education spending on School Uniforms is the amount of annual spending on school uniforms by student (total, male, female) divided by annual educational expenditures of each household. Back

Proportion of household education spending on Contributions to parent-teacher association Proportion of household education spending on Contributions is the amount of annual spending on Contributions to parent-teacher association by student (total, male, female) divided by annual educational expenditures of each household. Back

Proportion of household education spending on Other educational expenditures 
Proportion of household education spending on Other educational expenditures is the amount of annual spending on other educational expenditures by student (total, male, female) divided by annual educational expenditures of each household. Back

Proportion of out-of school children, primary 
Proportion of out-of-school children, primary is the number of children (total, male, female) in the official primary-age range who are not attending primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of children of the official primary school age range (total, male, female). Children in the official primary-age range, who are attending pre-primary education, are considered out-of-school. Back

Proportion of out-of school children, secondary
 
Proportion of out-of-school children, secondary is the number of children (total, male, female) in the official secondary-age range who are not attending secondary education, expressed as a percentage of children of the official secondary school age range (total, male, female). Back

Promotion rate, primary 
Promotion rate, primary is the proportion of pupils (total, male, female) in any grade of primary school who are promoted to the next grade the following school year. Sometimes, this rate includes a small number of pupils who move forward more than one grade in the following school year. Back

Promotion rate, secondary 
Promotion rate, secondary is the proportion of pupils (total, male, female) in any grade of secondary school who are promoted to the next grade the following school year. Sometimes, this rate includes a small number of pupils who move forward more than one grade in the following school year. Back

Promotion rate by grade, primary 
Promotion rate by grade, primary is the proportion of pupils (total, male, female) in a given grade of primary who are promoted to the next grade the following school year. Back

Promotion rate by grade, secondary 
Promotion rate by grade, secondary is the proportion of pupils (total, male, female) in a given grade of secondary who are promoted to the next grade the following school year. Back

Repetition rate, primary 
Repetition rate, primary is the proportion of pupils (total, male, female) in any grade of primary in a given school year and who also attend that same grade in the following school year. Pupils who actually move backwards from one school year to the next are counted as repeaters. Back

Repetition rate, secondary 
Repetition rate, secondary is the proportion of pupils (total, male, female) in any grade of secondary in a given school year and who also attend that same grade in the following school year. Pupils who actually move backwards from one school year to the next are counted as repeaters. Back

Repetition rate, post-secondary 
Repetition rate, post-secondary is the proportion of pupils (total, male, female) in any grade of post-secondary in a given school year and who also attend that same grade in the following school year. Pupils who actually move backwards from one school year to the next are counted as repeaters. Back

Repetition rate by grade, primary 
Repetition rate by grade, primary is the proportion of pupils (total, male, female) in a given grade of primary who also attended that same grade in the previous school year. Back

Repetition rate by grade, secondary 
Repetition rate by grade, secondary is the proportion of pupils (total, male, female) in a given grade of secondary who also attended that same grade in the previous school year. Back

School attainment for an age group population 
School attainment for an age group population is the number of people in a specific age group whose highest level of education attained is (primary/secondary/higher), expressed as a percentage of the population in that age group. Back

Survival rate to grade 5 
Survival rate to grade 5 is the percentage of a cohort of pupils (total, male, female) attending the first grade of a primary cycle in a given school-year who are expected to reach grade 5, regardless of repetition. It is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method of UNESCO. Back

Under-age in primary school (%) 
Under-age in primary school (%) is the sum of the number of pupils (total, male, female) in each grade of primary school who are one or more years younger than the official age for that grade, expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils (total, male, female) attending primary school. Back

Under-age for grade X (%) 
Under-age for grade X (%) is the number of pupils (total, male, female) who are one or more years younger than the official primary school age for grade X, expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils(total, male, female) attending grade X. Back




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