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Student Transition Rate (PI4924)

Percentage of students advancing from one level of schooling to the next.
Reporting format
Metric type
Metric level
Product/Service, Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Student Transition Rate (PI4924). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote all assumptions used and any relevant details regarding the transition rate.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture the percentage of students that transition from one level to the next, for example, from primary to secondary school, or the third year of secondary school to the fourth year.
  • For example, if 100 students complete their final year of primary school at the end of the previous reporting period and 95 of them transition on to the first year of secondary school at the beginning of the following reporting period, the student transition rate is calculated as 95/100 = 95%.
  • This metric is different than Student Dropout Rate (PI9910), which captures the rate at which students dropout during the reporting period.