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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume

Change of track

Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English vol.
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Change of track  (CHANGE of track)


Other statistics concern educational progression. An individual progresses normally grade by grade, from the lowest class of elementary school, to the end of his studies. Leaving school 1, where compulsory education is enforced, is exceptional during school age, barring illness or death. The dropout rate 2 is the probability of leaving school before obtaining a degree, either during the year or at the end of a grade, and it is constructed in the same way as a probability of dying in a life table; its complement to one is the retention rate 3. Such rates can be used to compute a table of school life 4, from which it is possible to infer the mean length of schooling 5. At the end of the school year, pupils or students who do not terminate their studies, may either repeat the grade or move on to the next grade, with or without change of track 6. According to the fate of these pupils or students at the end of the academic year, proportion repeating a school year 7★ are established. More...