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Student Dropout Rate (PI9910)

Percentage of students that were attending school at the beginning of the reporting period but dropped out during the reporting period.
Calculation:
Reporting format
Decimal
Metric type
Flow
Metric level
Product/Service, Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Student Dropout Rate (PI9910). v4.0.

Footnote

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

Usage Guidance

  • For example, if 10 students started out in Grade Five at the beginning of the reporting period and 9 of them finish Grade Five at the end of the reporting period (meaning that 1 student dropped out), the student dropout rate is calculated as 1/10 = 10%. This metric is different from Student Transition Rate (PI4924), as Student Dropout Rate (PI9910) captures dropouts during the reporting period.