Pupils and students - enrolments (educ_uoe_enr)

National Reference Metadata in ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

Compiling agency: Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia

Time Dimension: 2017-A0

Data Provider: RS1

Data Flow: EDUCAT_ESQRS_A


Eurostat metadata
Reference metadata
1. Contact
2. Statistical presentation
3. Statistical processing
4. Quality management
5. Relevance
6. Accuracy and reliability
7. Timeliness and punctuality
8. Coherence and comparability
9. Accessibility and clarity
10. Cost and Burden
11. Confidentiality
12. Comment
Related Metadata
Annexes (including footnotes)
 



For any question on data and metadata, please contact: EUROPEAN STATISTICAL DATA SUPPORT

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1. Contact Top
1.1. Contact organisation

Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia

1.2. Contact organisation unit

Department for Statistics of Education, Science and Culture

1.5. Contact mail address

Milana Rakića 5, Belgrade, Serbia


2. Statistical presentation Top
2.1. Data description

A general description of the statistical process and its outputs, and their evolution over time.

This document follows the ESS standard for quality reports structure (ESQRS), which is the main report structure for reference metadata related to data quality in the European Statistical System.

UOE 2017 is a continuation of successful UOE 2014, UOE 2015 and UOE 2016 which also involved Republic of Serbia.

NATIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEM
The following documents provide general information on the educational system; please add the relevant links for your country.

General link to Eurydice:
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/national-policies/eurydice/content/serbia_en
National system broad overview:
https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/mwikis/eurydice/index.php/Countries
National Education System Description:
https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/mwikis/eurydice/index.php/Serbia:Overview
National Education System - Provisions regarding language learning:
ANNEX II
Structure of Education and Training Systems:
http://www.mpn.gov.rs/

 

Please, use the box below if you wish to complement or amend the information provided by Eurydice:
 

 

Link to the ISCMAP programme and qualification:
 ANNEX I
National link to programmes and qualifications:
 www.mpn.gov.rs

 

Further information on data flagged ‘d’ in the database is available to download from the Annex of the Metadata page for Education administrative data from 2013 onwards (ISCED 2011):
https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/metadata/en/educ_uoe_enr_esms.htm
2.2. Classification system

Not available.

2.3. Coverage - sector

Not available.

2.4. Statistical concepts and definitions

Not available.

2.5. Statistical unit

Not available.

2.6. Statistical population

Not available.

2.7. Reference area

Not available.

2.8. Coverage - Time

Not available.

2.9. Base period

Not available.


3. Statistical processing Top
3.1. Source data

For each UOE table, please list the source(s) used to compile information: UOE table, name, type, date of availability and responsibility.

 

Sources used for data on enrolments
Detailed variables concerned Name of the source Type (Survey / Register / Estimation / Other) Responsible of the source (UOE data provider / Other: which-one?)
ISCED 0-8 All educational institutions (public and independent private) Survey - Census method  

 

Sources used for data on entrants
Detailed variables concerned Name of the source Type (Survey / Register / Estimation / Other) Responsible of the source (UOE data provider / Other: which-one?)
 ISCED 0-8  All educational institutions (public and independent private)  Survey - Census method  

 

Sources used for data on personnel
Detailed variables concerned Name of the source Type (Survey / Register / Estimation / Other) Responsible of the source (UOE data provider / Other: which-one?)
 ISCED 0-8  All educational institutions (public and independent private)  Survey - Census method  

 

Sources used for data on enrolments at regional level
Detailed variables concerned Name of the source Type (Survey / Register / Estimation / Other) Responsible of the source (UOE data provider / Other: which-one?)
 ISCED 0-8  All educational institutions (public and independent private)  Survey - Census method  

 

 

Sources used for data on foreign languages learning
Detailed variables concerned Name of the source Type (Survey / Register / Estimation / Other) Responsible of the source (UOE data provider / Other: which-one?)
 ISCED 0-8  All educational institutions (public and independent private)  Survey - Census method  

 

 

Sources used for data on graduates
Detailed variables concerned Name of the source Type (Survey / Register / Estimation / Other) Responsible of the source (UOE data provider / Other: which-one?)
 ISCED 0-8  All educational institutions (public and independent private)  Survey - Census method  

 

Sources used for data on education expenditure
Detailed variables concerned Name of the source Type (Survey / Register / Estimation / Other) Responsible of the source (UOE data provider / Other: which-one?)
 ISCED 0-8  Public  Şurvey, Other (Financial Statements)  
3.2. Frequency of data collection

Annual.

3.3. Data collection

Postal survey.

3.4. Data validation

Throughout the years, Statistical Office's been having a succesfull cooperation with educational institutions at every level. Their data and reports goes through comprehensive analisys and validation and can be considered highly reliable.

3.5. Data compilation

Operations performed on data to derive new information according to a given set of rules.

 

Weighting methods
Weighted figures for differing reference periods Weighted figures for differing theoretical ages Conversion factors from part-time to full-time equivalent (FTE) data
 No weights were used.  No weights were used.  No weights were used.

 

 

Estimations methods used in the UOE questionnaires
Type of data Detailed variables concerned ISCED level Reference year(s) Data source (internal to UOE or not) Data type (sample-based or not) Data source name in English Reason Description of the estimation method
                 
3.6. Adjustment

There were no adjustments.


4. Quality management Top
4.1. Quality assurance

Not available.

4.2. Quality management - assessment

The questionnaire has been filled respecting all recommendations and guidelines written in Manual. All requested data are based on reports submitted by educational institutions. After thorough analysis and checking by Statistical Office it can be considered valid and reliable.


5. Relevance Top
5.1. Relevance - User Needs

At European level: Commission (DGs, Secretariat General), Council, European Parliament, other European Agencies.

At national level: Ministries of Education, Science and Technology development, other ministries, NSIs, etc.

Media: National public services: newspapers, radio and TV

Researches, students...

5.2. Relevance - User Satisfaction

According to the Survey of user's satisfactory which conducts annualy, users has expressed a high degree of satisfaction with our overall data, which includes data from UOE survey.

5.3. Completeness

The extent to which all statistics that are needed are available.

 

ISCED levels not covered
  Enrolments Entrants Personnel Foreign languages learning Regional enrolments Graduates Education expenditure
Data not covered

ISCED 3 and 4: Students in combined school and work-based programme;

ISCED 3 and 4: Number of students by field of education and sex;

ISCED 6, 7 and 8: Number of mobile students of which - homecoming students

ISCED 6, 7 and 8: Number of new entrants by age and sex; Number of new entrants who are mobile. All ISCED levels: Classroom teachers and academic stuff by level of education, orientation and sex; Management personnel and teacher aides in educational institutions Number of students (ISCED 1 to 3) by Programme orientation, Number of foreign languages studied and Age   ISCED 6, 7 and 8: First time graduates; First time degree mobile graduates

ISCED 3 and 4: Number of graduates by field of education and sex

For Educational expenditure by level of education, source and destination we collect direct expenditures for all educational institutions with direct expenditures designated for capital, other data are not available at the moment.

For Education expenditure by level of education, type of institution and nature we collect data for current expenditures in public institutions, other data are not available at the moment.

Reasons for unavailable data and, planned actions to improve coverage Some data collection are not up to Statistical Office. At the moment, we are conducting the negotiations with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in order to obtain the missing data. Hopefully, some of these data will be available for next round of UOE survey Some data collection are not up to Statistical Office. At the moment, we are conducting the negotiations with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in order to obtain the missing data. Hopefully, some of these data will be available for next round of UOE survey Some data collection are not up to Statistical Office. At the moment, we are conducting the negotiations with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in order to obtain the missing data. Hopefully, some of these data will be available for next round of UOE survey Some data collection are not up to Statistical Office. At the moment, we are conducting the negotiations with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in order to obtain the missing data. Hopefully, some of these data will be available for next round of UOE survey   Some data collection are not up to Statistical Office. At the moment, we are conducting the negotiations with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in order to obtain the missing data. Hopefully, some of these data will be available for next round of UOE survey Currently, we do not collect data at the level tahat you requested in UOE questionnaire.
5.3.1. Data completeness - rate

Not applicable.


6. Accuracy and reliability Top
6.1. Accuracy - overall

High level.

6.2. Sampling error

No sampling method was used.

6.2.1. Sampling error - indicators

Not applicable.

6.3. Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

6.3.1. Coverage error

Divergence between the frame population and the target population.

Vocational training Programmes shorter than one semester
(or Implementation of the semester rule)
Are vocational and technical training programmes in enterprises included in the UOE data collection (YES/NO)? If Yes, how is the 10% school based component over the whole length of the programme assessed? Do (formal) programmes of shorter duration than one semester, full time equivalent duration as defined nationally, exist (YES/NO)? If Yes, how their duration (shorter than one semester) is assessed? Are all programmes of shorter duration than one semester, full time equivalent duration as defined nationally excluded from the UOE data collection (YES/NO)? If NO, how does the coverage deviate from the UOE Manual recommendation?
           

 

 

Early childhood education programmes
ISCED 01 programmes Reporting of Age in ISCED 0 Personnel in ISCED 0 What is the starting age of compulsory Primary education (ISCED 1)? This is needed for the calculation of ECE indicators such as 'Pupils aged between 4 years old and the starting age of compulsory education, by sex - as % of the population of the corresponding age group'
Do Early Childhood Educational Development programmes (ISCED 01) exist in the country
(YES/NO)?
If Yes, are these programmes included in the UOE data collection
(YES/NO)?
Are children under the age of 3 reported as participating in ISCED 02 Pre-primary education programmes? (YES/NO) If YES, please explain why. Are Classroom Teachers and Teacher Aides reported separately in the UOE data collection? (YES/NO) If NO, why? How are they reported? What is the minimum level of qualification required to become a Classroom Teacher at ISCED 01 and 02? Please give ISCED level. What is the minimum level of qualification required to become a Teachers’ Aide at ISCED 01 and 02? Please give ISCED level.
                 

 

Special education needs (SNE) programmes

Are students in special education included in the data provided on enrolments, entrants, graduates and regional data
(YES/NO)?
If NO, could you please specify for which questionnaires and explain why?
   

 

Adult education programmes and "continuing education"

Are adult education programmes included in the data? (YES/NO)  If NO, why?  If YES, does the national definition of “adult” or “continuing” education fully comply with the category as defined by the UOE manual? If the national definition of “adult” or “continuing” education programmes does not fully comply with the category as defined by the UOE manual, how it is assessed that the national “adult” or “continuing” programmes are similar or equivalent to corresponding initial education? 
       

 

Students enrolled in educational institutions organised by ministries other than ministry of education

Do educational programmes organised by Ministries other than Ministry of education exist in the country (YES/NO)?  If Yes, what is the coverage of these programmes in the UOE data collection?  If Yes, and if relevant, which of those programmes are excluded from the UOE data collection?
     

 

Domestic educational activities Distance learning / e-learning programmes
Are all country’s domestic educational activities reported in the UOE data collection (YES/NO)? If NO, which domestic educational activity (e.g. for example Distance learning/e-learning involving two countries, commuting students, foreign campus, European administration schools, etc.) are not reported and why? Are distance learning programmes data reported in the UOE questionnaires? (YES / NO / Partially / Not relevant) If NO, please explain why. If Partially, which ones are excluded and for what reasons? If distance students are included in the data, are national distance learners in programmes organised by institutions outside your country excluded?
           

 

Students participating in exchange programmes (credit mobile students) Foreign languages learning
Are students in short term postings (i.e. exchange programmes (credit mobility)) excluded from the population of students in the data collection (YES/NO)? If Yes, how the length of their stay abroad is assessed? If NO, why they are not excluded? Are students with SNE (Special Needs Education) enrolled in special schools excluded from the data on foreign languages? (YES/NO) Apart from SNE pupils, is the scope of the population the same as the total of students enrolled? (YES/NO) If NO, which pupils are not included?
           

 

National programmes not covered by the UOE data collection, by ISCED level - Reasons why they are not covered
Programmes not covered at ISCED 0-Early childhood education Programmes not covered at ISCED 1-primary level of education Programmes not covered at ISCED 2-lower secondary level of education Programmes not covered at ISCED 3-upper secondary level of education Programmes not covered at ISCED 4-post-secondary non-tertiary education Programmes not covered at ISCED 5-short-cycle tertiary education Programmes not covered at ISCED 6– Bachelor's or equivalent level Programmes not covered at at ISCED 7 – Master's or equivalent level Programmes not covered at ISCED 8 – Doctoral or equivalent level
                 

 

Graduates: unduplicated count
Is the method of unduplicated count used for calculation of Graduates in the UOE data collection
(YES/NO)?
If YES, please explain the method.
   

 

Tertiary education programmes (ISCED Levels (5-8)
Orientation of programme in tertiary education Personnel in tertiary education, Academic staff
Does the orientation (general/academic, vocational/professional) in tertiary education (ISCED levels 5 to 7) exist in the country
(YES/NO)?
If YES, what is the national definition of the programme orientation? Are PhD candidates who are employed and hold titles such as teaching assistant, teaching associate, teaching fellow, research assistant reported as academic staff in the UOE data collection (YES/NO)?
     
6.3.1.1. Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable.

6.3.1.2. Common units - proportion

Not applicable.

6.3.2. Measurement error

Not applicable.

6.3.3. Non response error

Not applicable.

6.3.3.1. Unit non-response - rate

Not applicable.

6.3.3.2. Item non-response - rate

Not applicable.

6.3.4. Processing error

Not applicable

6.3.4.1. Imputation - rate

Not applicable.

6.3.5. Model assumption error

Not applicable.

6.4. Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable.

6.5. Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

6.6. Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

6.6.1. Data revision - average size

Not applicable.


7. Timeliness and punctuality Top
7.1. Timeliness

3-5 months

7.1.1. Time lag - first result

Not applicable.

7.1.2. Time lag - final result

Not applicable.

7.2. Punctuality

All data were delivered respecting the given deadline.

7.2.1. Punctuality - delivery and publication

All data were delivered respecting the given deadline.


8. Coherence and comparability Top
8.1. Comparability - geographical

Full geographical comparability.

8.1.1. Asymmetry for mirror flow statistics - coefficient

Not available.

8.2. Comparability - over time

The data are fully comparable with data from previous waves (UOE 2014, UOE 2015 and UOE 2016).

8.2.1. Length of comparable time series

4 years (UOE 2014, UOE 2015, UOE 2016 and UOE 2017).

8.3. Coherence - cross domain

The extent to which statistics are reconcilable with those obtained through other data sources or statistical domains.

No other sources exist for this data collection. Surveys based on sampling shows the same trends as statistical surveys we use for filling UOE questionnaire.

Name of the national publication Coherence issues
   
8.4. Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable.

8.5. Coherence - National Accounts

The extent to which statistics are reconcilable with National Accounts.

 

Calculation method Scope of education
 Based on the data available (see data sources) ISCED 0-8, public institutions
8.6. Coherence - internal

Highly consistent.


9. Accessibility and clarity Top
9.1. Dissemination format - News release

Not applicable.

9.2. Dissemination format - Publications

Not applicable.

9.3. Dissemination format - online database

Not applicable.

9.3.1. Data tables - consultations

Not applicable.

9.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

Not applicable.

9.5. Dissemination format - other

Not applicable.

9.6. Documentation on methodology

Not applicable.

9.7. Quality management - documentation

Not available.

9.7.1. Metadata completeness - rate

Not applicable.

9.7.2. Metadata - consultations

Not applicable.


10. Cost and Burden Top

Indication of the cost associated with the collection and production of a statistical product and burden on respondents.

 

Time spent (in working days) Comments
50 working days full time equivalents 5 statisticians - 10 working days.


11. Confidentiality Top
11.1. Confidentiality - policy

Law on Official Statistics and Handbook of protection of statistical data – these documents are available on website: www.stat.gov.rs. Data obtained from reporting units represents an official secret and can be used exclusively in statistical researches.

11.2. Confidentiality - data treatment

Handbook of protection of statistical data; Handbook of storage and organization of data in the Statistical office of Republic of Serbia; Handbook of use and disclosure of data produced by Statistical office of Republic of Serbia. These regulations prescribe way of use and obligation of protection of individual data.


12. Comment Top

No additional comments.


Related metadata Top


Annexes Top
ANNEX II
ANNEX I