Attendance (school)


School participation in household surveys and censuses is commonly measured by whether pupils or students attended a given grade or level of education at least one day during the academic reference year. Therefore, indicators of school participation derived from household survey data refer to attendance: e.g. “net attendance rate” or “total net attendance rate”. An out-of-school child is a child who did not attend formal primary or secondary school at any time during the reference academic year.

Source definition

UNESCO Institute for Statistics