Number of low income students enrolled as of the end of the reporting period, both full-time and part-time, where each discrete student is counted regardless of number of courses.
Unit Referenced within Metric Definition
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. School Enrollment: Low Income (PI2173). v4.0.
Organizations should footnote a breakdown of full-time and part-time students and details on the assessment tools used to identify low income students. See usage guidance for further information.
The population classified as low income includes all those who fall below a fixed threshold and is inclusive of those classified as poor or very poor. Due to the complexities of assessing the poverty level of beneficiaries, organizations will likely have to use specific assessment tools to report on this accurately. See the glossary definition for additional information on commonly used tools to help determine the absolute poverty level of individuals and households.