EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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

Compiling agency: Statistical office of the Republic of Slovenia

Time Dimension: 2019-A0

Data Provider: SI1

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)
 



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1. Contact Top
1.1. Contact organisation

Statistical office of the Republic of Slovenia

1.2. Contact organisation unit

Social services statistics

1.5. Contact mail address

Statistični urad Republike Slovenije
Litostrojska cesta 54
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenija


2. Statistical presentation Top
2.1. Data description

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

 

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/home_en
National system broad overview:
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/national-policies/eurydice/content/slovenia_en
National Education System Description:
 http://www.mizs.gov.si/en/areas_of_work/directorate_of_higher_education/enic_naric_centre/education_system_in_slovenia/
National Education System - Provisions regarding language learning:
 Annex I
Structure of Education and Training Systems:
 Annex II

 

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 III
National link to programmes and qualifications:
 http://www.mizs.gov.si/en/areas_of_work/directorate_of_higher_education/higher_education_system_in_slovenia/

 

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

 

Annexes:
Educationa system in Slovenia (scheme)
ISCED Mapping
National Education System - Provisions regarding language learning



Annexes:
General information on data collection
Description of the education system
ISCED Mapping 2018
2.2. Classification system

According to the UOE Methodology the units are classified according to ISCED 2011 classification (levels and fields) and type of institution. The educational personnel is classified by function as well.

2.3. Coverage - sector

Not applicable.

2.4. Statistical concepts and definitions

Statistical concepts and definitions are available in the OECD Handbook for Internationally Comparative Educational Statistics (http://www.oecd.org/publications/oecd-handbook-for-internationally-comparative-education-statistics-9789264279889-en.htm).

2.5. Statistical unit

Statistical units are students (enrolled, new entrants), graduates and personnel.

2.6. Statistical population

The UOE data collection collects the data on all students in formal education (ISCED 0-8) as well as graduates from ISCED 2-8 levels and personnel in all ISCED levels.

2.7. Reference area

The data is being collected from all EU-28  and OECD cuntries.

2.8. Coverage - Time

The UOE data collection has been carried out since 1993. Slovenia has been reporting the data since 1999.

2.9. Base period

Not applicable.


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; Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ) Administrative database Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider
ISCED 1 and 2 youth Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ) Administrative database Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider
ISCED 1 and 2 adults Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ) Administrative database
Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider
ISCED 3 Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ) Administrative database Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider
ISCED 5 to 8 Administrative database for higher education (eVŠ); Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ); Administrative databases of educational institutions Administrative database Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider

 

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 1 and 2
Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ)    
 Administrative database Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider
ISCED 3 Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ)  Administrative database Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider
ISCED 5 to 8 Administrative database for higher education (eVŠ); Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ); Administrative databases of educational institutions Administrative database Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider

 

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 Information System for the Transmission and Analysis of Data on Earnings, Other Payments and the Number of Employees in the Public Sector (ISPAP), Statistical Register of Employment (SRDAP) Administrative database UOE data provider, Ministry of Public Administration
ISCED 1 and 2 youth Information System for the Transmission and Analysis of Data on Earnings, Other Payments and the Number of Employees in the Public Sector (ISPAP), Statistical Register of Employment (SRDAP) Administrative database UOE data provider, Ministry of Public Administration
ISCED 1 and 2 adults Information System for the Transmission and Analysis of Data on Earnings, Other Payments and the Number of Employees in the Public Sector (ISPAP), Statistical Register of Employment (SRDAP) Administrative database UOE data provider, Ministry of Public Administration
ISCED 3 Information System for the Transmission and Analysis of Data on Earnings, Other Payments and the Number of Employees in the Public Sector (ISPAP), Statistical Register of Employment (SRDAP) Administrative database UOE data provider, Ministry of Public Administration
ISCED 5 to 8 Information System for the Transmission and Analysis of Data on Earnings, Other Payments and the Number of Employees in the Public Sector (ISPAP), Statistical Register of Employment (SRDAP)Statistical survey on teaching staff in tertiary education institutions Administrative database UOE data provider, Ministry of Public Administration

 

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; Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ) Administrative database Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider
ISCED 1 and 2 youth Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ) Administrative database Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider
ISCED 1 and 2 adults Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ) Administrative database Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider
ISCED 3 Statistical survey on upper secondary education of youth and adults, Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ) Survey, Administrative database Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider
ISCED 5 to 8 Administrative database for higher education (eVŠ); Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ); Administrative databases of educational institutions; Administrative database Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider

 

 

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 1 and 2 youth Organisational reports of basic schools to the Ministry of education, science and sports, Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ) Administrative database, Estimation Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider
ISCED 1 and 2 adults Organisational reports of basic schools to the Ministry of education, science and sports, Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ) Administrative database, Estimation Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider
ISCED 3 Organisational reports of basic schools to the Ministry of education, science and sports,  Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ) Administrative database, Estimation Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider

 

 

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 1 and 2 youth Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ) Administrative database UOE data provider, Ministry of education, science and sport
ISCED 1 and 2 adults Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ) Administrative database UOE data provider, Ministry of education, science and sport
ISCED 3 Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ), Administrative database on general and vocational matura Administrative database UOE data provider; Ministry of education, science and sport,  National examination centre
ISCED 5 to 8 Administrative database for higher education (eVŠ); Statistical survey on students enrolment in higher vocational education; Application form for students Survey, Administrative database Ministry of education, science and sport, UOE data provider

 

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?)
       
Expenditure for/of instructional educational institutions main source: final accounts of instructional educational institutions Administrative source Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services (AJPES)
Expenditure for/of non-instructional educational institutions Budgetary records of ministry responsible for formal education Administrative source Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (MIZŠ)
Intergovernmental transfers for education; transfers and payments for education to private entities Budgetary records of ministries Administrative source Ministry of finance (MF), Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (MIZŠ), Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs (MDDSZ) 
Private expenditure of households - Expenditure for educational goods and services outside educational institutions The Household Budget Survey Survey UOE data provider
Expenditure of other private entities for financial support to students/households administrative records:Information system on scholarships Administrative source Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs (MDDSZ)
Expenditure for R&D activity in tertiary level The survey on R&D activity in the higher education sector Survey UOE data provider
3.2. Frequency of data collection

Annually

3.3. Data collection

The data on enrollments in ISCED 0, 1, 2, 3  and graduates form ISCED 1, 2, 3 are collected form the administrative datasource (Administrative database for enrolled in formal education (CEUVIZ)) - individual level.

The data on graduates from ISCED 5 are collected via field surveys - paper questionnaires are filled out by graduates as they graduate (individual level).

The data on students and graduates in tertiary education (except graduates from ISCED 5) are collected from the Administrative database for higher education (eVŠ).

The data on languages are collected from the Ministry of education, science and spors (results of their annual surveys and organisational reports).

The data on personnel collected from the administrative datasource (Information System for the Transmission and Analysis of Data on Earnings, Other Payments and the Number of Employees in the Public Sector (ISPAP) and Statistical Register of Employment (SRDAP) - individual level.

The data on Education expenditure are collected from administrative data sources and from  existing statistical surveys within SURS or are estimated on the basis of these sources.

All the data is collected on an annual basis and processed by the Statistical Office (data editing).

3.4. Data validation

The data are thoroughly checked and edited. The administrative databases used have been analised and their quality has been confirmed. 
Final data is being compared to the available reference data and observed within a timeline series.

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
    Enrolment: for ISCED 1, ISCED 2, ISCED 5, ISCED 6, ISCED 7, ISCED 8 the conversion factor from part-time to full-time is 3.3 (0,33 part-time student equals to one full-time student), for ISCED 3  the conversion factor is 2.0 (0,5 part-time students equals to one full-time) .
    Personnel: for ISCED 0 the conversion factor from part-time to full- time is 2.0 (0,5 part-time teachers equals to one full-time).

 

 

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
Foreign students Number of mobile and foreign students by level of education, programme destination, EU/NON EU/UNKNOWN citizenship, and sex ISCD 1 1998-2012 internal to UOE populating-based Statistical survey on basic education of youth; Statistical survey on basic education of adults no breakdown by sex is available Gender structure of foreign students is estimated with regard to the sex ratio of pupils in primary education.

Not relevant for UOE 2014

Foreign students Number of mobile and foreign students by level of education, programme destination, EU/NON EU/UNKNOWN citizenship, and sex ISCED 2 1998-2012 internal to UOE population-based Statistical survey on basic education of youth; Statistical survey on basic education of adults no breakdown by sex is available Gender structure of foreign students is estimated with regard to the sex ratio of pupils in lower secondary education.

Not relevant for UOE 2014

Personnel School level management personnel ISCED 1, ISCED 2, ISCED 3 2016 internal to UOE population-based Information System for the Transmission and Analysis of Data on Earnings, Other Payments and the Number of Employees in the Public Sector (ISPAP), Statistical Register of Employment (SRDAP) no breakdown by ISCED1 and ISCED2 levels Distribution of school management personnel between primary and lower secondary levels of education is estimated as to the ratio of the number of students between the two levels.
Foreign languages Number of students by level of education, programme orientation, number of foreign languages studied and age ISCED 1, ISCED 2, ISCED 3 2009-2012 internal to UOE population-based Statistical survey on basic education of youth; Statistical survey on basic education of adults ;Statistical survey on upper secondary education of youth and adults no breakdown by age We take into account the typical age of student at each grade. Example: students in Grade 1 of Primary level are shown as 6 years old.

Not relevant for UOE 2014

Foreign languages Number of students by level of education, programme orientation, number of foreign languages studied and age ISCED 1, ISCED 2, ISCED 3 2016- internal to UOE population-based Estimation based on last years statistical surveys on: basic education of youth,  on basic education of adults and on upper secondary education of youth and adults  no breakdown by ISCED 1, ISCED 2 and ISCED 3 levels, no breakdown by age We took into account last year's data. For example: We looked last year's ratio of students learning foreign languages (by sex and class - where we took into account typical age of student at each grade) and applied the ratio to this year's data.
Entrants Number of new entrants by age ISCED 3 1998 -2012 (school years 1997/98 to 2011/12) internal to UOE population-based Statistical survey on upper secondary education of youth and adults no breakdown by age of new entrants We calculate the age distribution from the first grade participants, excluding repeaters and re-entrants proportional.
Enrolment, regio Single ages of participants older than 20 years , ISCED 3, ISCED 4 school years 1997/98 to 2011/12) internal to UOE population-based Statistical survey on upper secondary education of youth and adults No data on single years of age of participants older than 20 years are available. The data for the whole age group are shown in the middle year of each 5-years age group.

Not more relevant for UOE 2015

The number for the whole age group is equally divided by single year inside the age group.

Enrolment Single ages of participants older than 30 years for ISCED 1, 2 recpectively 20 years for ISCED 3 ISCED 1,2,3 2013-2016 internal to UOE population-based Statistical survey on basic education of youth; Statistical survey on basic education of adults ;Statistical survey on upper secondary education of youth and adults Data for single ages of participants older than 30 years for ISCED 1, 2 recpectively 20 years for ISCED 3 are not available No estimation
Regio Single ages of participants older than 20 years for ISCED 3 ISCED

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2013-2016 internal to UOE population-based Statistical survey on upper secondary education of youth and adults Data for single ages of participants older than 20 years for ISCED 3 are not availabl The data for the whole age group are shown at the highest year year of each interval ages.
Finance Educational expenditure ISCED 0, ISCED (1+ 2) from 2005 untill 2012 internal to UOE not sample-based Annual accounts of educational institutions; Statistical survey on kindergartens and on basic education Expenditure for basic education (final accounts of elementary schools) include part of expenditure for preschool education (units of kindergartens in elementary-basic schools) Estimation method based on average expenditure for pre-primary education per child involved in pre-primary education institutions which are not part of an elementary-basic school. An average amount (expenditure) for/of pre-primary education per child in kindergartens which are not a part of an elementary school is multiplied with number of children which are involved in units of kindergartens (1st and 2nd age group) in elementary-basic schools. The amount of expenditure related to pre-primary education for 1st age group was (untill UOE 2013/financial year2011) deducted from formal education while the pre-primary education for 2nd age group was deducted from elementary-basic education ISCED1+2 and added to pre-primary education ISCED 0.
Finance Educational expenditure ISCED 0 from 2001untill 2012 internal to UOE no sample-based Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (MIZŠ); Statistical survey on kindergartens UOE methodology does not cover children in 1st age group (1-3 years) in kindergartens. Estimation method was developed to divide expenditure for/of programme of kindergartens between expenditure for/of programme for 1.st age period and 2nd age period within kindergartens. The shares of expenditure were calculated - as a product of price of a programme for each age group and the number of children enrolled in each age group. The calculated share of expenditure for/of 1st age group was (until UOE 2013/financial year 2011)deducted from pre-primary education expenditure.
Finance Educational expenditure ISCED 0 from 2012 internal to UOE no sample-based Annual accounts of educational institutions; Statistical survey on kindergartens and on basic education UOE methodlology cover also children in 1st age group (1-3years) in kindrgartens. Estimation method was developed to divide expenditure for/of programme of kindergartens between expenditure for/of programme for 1.st age period and 2nd age period within kindergartens. The shares of expenditure were calculated - as a product of price of a programme for each age group and the number of children enrolled in each age group. The calculated share of expenditure for/of 1st age group is shown in the category early childood educational development.
Finance Educational expenditure ISCED 1and 2 from 2010 internal to UOE no sample-based Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (MIZŠ) Primary and lover secondary education according to ISCED97 are organized within elementary schools in Slovenia -financial data are directly available only for elementary schools as a whole (ISCED 1+2). The expenditure for/of basic education was split between ISCED 1 and ISCED 2 based on estimation. Estimation between ISCED 1 and 2 is based on the proportion of teaching hours (according to curriculum) for 1st to 6th grade and for 7th to 9th grade of basic education.
Finance Educational expenditure ISCED 3, ISCED 5 from 2012 internal to UOE no sample based Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (MIZŠ) Upper secondary education in SI can be organized also in so called "Upper secondary school centers" which in some cases includes also a short cycle higher vocational students programmes (ISCED 5) - financial data are directly available only for upper secondary center as a whole. The expenditure for/of upper-secondary school centers was split between ISCED 3 and ISCED 5 based on estimation. Estimation between ISCED 3 and 5 is based on the proportion of pupile/student included in specific study programme within  each upper-secondary school center and the average costs for education for this pupil/student. 
Finance Educational expenditure ISCED 3 from 2012 internal to UOE no sample based Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (MIZŠ) Expenditure for/of upper secondary education (ISCED 3) not devided to expenditure for general and vocational education The expenditure for/of upper secondary education was split between general and vocational  based on estimation. Estimation between general and vocational is based on the proportion of pupile included in specific study programme and the average costs for education for this pupils. 
Finance Educational expenditure - private expenditure of households for products purchased other than educational institutions ISCED 1, 2, 3, 4, 5/6. 2010 internal to UOE no sample-based UOE data provider Payments of households for products  purchased outside educational institutions  on goods requested directly or indirectly by educational institutions are not available by level of education in existing source (HBS) Distribution by level of education was made according to the structure of households payments to educational institutions by level of education.
Finance Expenditure for/of public institutions for adult education  ISCED 2, 3, 4, 5/6. 2001 internal to UOE no sample-based Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (MIZŠ) Educational institutions for adults perform, by a rule, formal and non-formal educational programmes. Their annual accounts do not separate incomes/expenditure between non-formal and formal education nor by level of formal education.. Main activity of public institutes for adult education is non-formal education and in smaller extent formal education. The share of formal education had to be estimated. As the basis for the estimation we used reported data of the Ministry of Education. The share was calculated from the amount that the Ministry of Education granted to those institutions for formal education of adults and the total expenditure of that institutions as reported in annual accounts. Another problem as regards public institutions for adult education was how to estimate expenditure between different levels of education. For this purpose also the data of the Ministry of Education were used (public expenditure for adult education by level).
Credit Mobility Credit mobile graduates in ISCED 5 ISCED 5 2017- internal to UOE population-based Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (MIZŠ), CMEPIUS There is no data source on mobile graduates (credit mobility). We collect data on mobile students in ISCED 5 and make estimations on mobile graduates based on ratio ISCED 5 students: ISCED 5 mobile students.
3.6. Adjustment

Not applicable.


4. Quality management Top
4.1. Quality assurance

In performing its tasks, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia follows the general principles of quality management, the European Statistics Code of Practice and the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics. In line with this, SURS strictly adheres to the following principles: professional independence, process orientation, quality of products and services, improvement planning, stimulating working environment, official statistics friendly to data providers, and user-oriented official statistics.

4.2. Quality management - assessment

National  educational indicators are produced in complience with the UOE methodological requirements and standards.


5. Relevance Top
5.1. Relevance - User Needs

Not applicable.

5.2. Relevance - User Satisfaction

Not applicable.

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      contract workers on ISCED 5-8, the number is estimated        
Reasons for unavailable data and, planned actions to improve coverage      administrative soure doesn`t contain the data on contract workwrs ISCED 5-8; we are trying to find new sources.        
5.3.1. Data completeness - rate

 


6. Accuracy and reliability Top
6.1. Accuracy - overall

Not applicable.

6.2. Sampling error

Not applicable.

6.2.1. Sampling error - indicators

Not applicable.

6.3. Non-sampling error

See below.

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?
YES every program meets the requirements NO not applicable  YES  

 

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.
 YES  YES (from UOE2014)  No    No  They are reported together with Classroom Teachers  6  3  6

 

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?
 Partially Data on pupils with severe mental disabilities educated by a special program are not included in Enrolments, Entrants, Graduates  and Regio questionnaires because of specifics of the program.

 

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? 
 YES    YES  

 

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?
 NO    

 

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?
NO Children with severe mental disabilities, educated by special program are not reported in the UOE questionnaires because of the specifics of the program and partial data availability. YES     YES

 

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?
Credit mobile students coming to Slovenia (enrolled abroad) are excluded, while students enrolled in Slovenia and leaving for short term postings abroad are partially included.   The students, enrolled in Slovenia and spending some time in exchange programmes abroad are included, unless they are abroad for the whole academic year. On the other hand, credit mobile students coming for the exchange to Slovenia (while being enrolled in a study programme abroad) are excluded.  YES  NO Drop outs during the school year in ISCED 1, ISCED 2 and ISCED 3, as the data on foreign language learning are collected for the end of the school year.

 

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  
  Basic music and dance programmes.

These programmes are carried out in parallel with the regular basic school program. In order to avoid duplication of the number of students we don't report it.

Basic music and dance programmes.

These programmes are carried out in parallel with the regular basic school program. In order to avoid duplication of the number of students we don't report it.

             

 

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.
 NO - it is not requested to do so in the 2014 UOE manual anymore (before the revision of the UOE questionnaire a lot of attention was focused to this topics while in the manual for 2014 the focus is gone).   

 

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)?
 YES in the level 5 and 6 and partially in 7.  Division by orientation is derived from actual Higher Education Act which stipulates that higher education programmes are classified into three cycles; within first cycle the Act stipulates higher education professional study programmes and academic study programmes.

Professional higher education study programmes (first cycle) provide students with the skills and expertise to apply scientific methods to the resolution of complex professional problems develop the capacity to communicate within a profession and between professions, and develop professional critical faculties and responsibility, initiative and autonomy in decision-making and leadership. An obligatory component of such study programmes is practical training in the working environment.

Academic higher education study programmes (first cycle) provides students with expertise through the study of theoretical and methodological concepts, and the ability to transfer and apply theoretical knowledge in practice and resolve complex professional problems, in particular by seeking new sources of knowledge and using scientific methods, develop the capacity to communicate within a profession and between professions, and develop professional critical faculties and responsibility, initiative and autonomy in decision-making and leadership of demanding work. Practical training in the working environment or participation in research work may also be integral part of these programmes.

(The description from the actual HE Act).

 YES

 

 

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

Any change in a value of a statistic released to the public.

 

Type of data reviewed Detailed variables concerned Reference time period Year when the revision was made Reason having led to the revision Consequences on accuracy
Foreign language learning Number of students learning foreign languages at primary (ISCED 1) and lower secondary (ISCED 2) levels of education. 1998 (1997/98 school year) - 2006 (2005/06 school year) 2007 Mistake. Originally students from ISCED 1 and ISCED 2 studying foreign language as an optional (not obligatory)subject were also included. Improvement on accuracy and international comparability of data.
Finance

Expenditure for/of pre-primary (ISCED 0) and basic primary plus lower secondary (ISCED 1 + ISCED 2) educational level.

2005-2007 2011 Expenditure for basic education included part of expenditure for preschool education (units of kindergartens in elementary-basic schools). Estimation method was developed to distribute expenditure between ISCED levels (1+ 2) and ISCED 0 for above mentioned units. Improvement on accuracy and international comparability of data.
Finance

Expenditure for/of upper secondary - general / vocational (ISCED 3) educational level 

2012 2014 Expenditure for/of upper secondary (ISCED 3) educational level was in previous years reported together (not devided between general and vocational). Estimation method to distribute expenditure betwen general and vocational educational programm was implemented. Improvement on accurancy of data.
Finance

Expenditure for/of upper secondary (ISCED 3) educational level 

2012 2014 Expenditure for/of upper secondary (ISCED 3) educational level included part of expenditure which fits to tertiary educational level (ISCED 5 short-cycle higher vocational study programmes). To distribute the relevant expenditure between upper secondary (ISCED 3) and tertiary (ISCED 5) educational level the estimation method has been developed.  Impovement on accuracy and international comparability of data.
Graduates

Graduates from ISCED 6 and ISCED 7 levels (public institutions) - revision affects all tables and data figures for ISCED 6 and 7 (GRAD tables)

2012-2014 2016 Our datasource (administrative database) has revised the data on students and graduates for reference years 2012-2014 due to an undercoverage error. Improvement of the data-coverage.
Students

Students in ISCED 6 and ISCED 7 levels (public institutions) - revision affects all tables and data figures for ISCED 6 and 7 (ENRL, ENTR and REGIO tables and PERS1_STUD table)

academic years 2012/13 and 2013/14 2016 Our datasource (administrative database) has revised the data on students and graduates for reference years 2012-2014 due to an undercoverage error. Improvement of the data-coverage.
6.6.1. Data revision - average size

Not applicable.


7. Timeliness and punctuality Top
7.1. Timeliness

Length of time between data availability and the event or phenomenon they describe. Typically includes:

 

Information related to the latest reference year (academic year t-t+1, or financial year t)
Data collection Post-collection phase Dissemination/publication in your country Additional comments on deadlines and timeliness
Type of data Start date End date Start date End date Start date End date
ISCED 0; November year t December year t December year t March in the year t+1 April in the year t+1 May in the year t+1  
ISCED 1 and 2 youth; November year t December year t December year t March in the year t+1 April in the year t+1 May in the year t+1  
ISCED 1 and 2 adults November year t+1 December year t+1 January in the year t+2 March in the year t+2 April in the year t+2 May in the year t+2  
ISCED 3 youth November year t March year t+1 December year t April in the year t+1 April in the year t+1 May in the year t+1  
ISCED 3 adults November year t+1 March year t+2 December year t+1 April in the year t+2 April in the year t+2 May in the year t+2  
ISCED 5, 6, 7 8 -enrolments: November year t january year t+1 December year t May in the year t +1 May in the year t+1 May in the year t+1  
ISCED 5, 6, 7, 8 graduates: December in year t-1 January in the year t+1 January in the year t+1 March in the year t+1 May in the year t+1 May in the year t+1  
ISCED  0-8 personnel: January year t+1 June year t+1 June year t+1 September year t+1 September year t+1 September year t+1  
Finance May in the year t+1 November in the year t+1 September in the year t+1 December in the year t+1 December in the year t+1 December in the year t+1  
               
7.1.1. Time lag - first result

For ISCED 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 there is no time lag for final results.

7.1.2. Time lag - final result

For ISCED 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 there is no time lag for final results.

7.2. Punctuality

Information (content) will be available for the next collection.

7.2.1. Punctuality - delivery and publication

The number of days between the delivery/release date of data and the target date on which they were scheduled for delivery/ release.

 

Submission dates for the latest reference year (academic year t-t+1, or financial year t)
Deadline for transmission of data: 30 September t+2 Deadline for transmission of data: 30 November of t+2
Enrolments Entrants Personnel Foreign languages learning Regional data Graduates Education expenditure
17 September year t +2 17 September year t +2 5 October year t +2 17 September year t +2 17 September year t +2 17 September year t +2 29 November year T+2

 

If relevant,reasons for late delivery and action taken or planned for improving punctuality
Enrolments Entrants Personnel Foreign languages learning Regional data Graduates Education expenditure
             


8. Coherence and comparability Top
8.1. Comparability - geographical

The extent to which statistics are comparable between countries.

A. Deviations between the national methodology and the UOE Manual: non financial data

Reference period Data collection period Reference date for student and personnel ages
     

 

Enrolment: data collection period Enrolment in multiple fields of education Count of students: if relevant, detailed list of variables for which double counting are significant and why. Regional enrolment Foreign languages learning
         

 

Entrants New entrants by field of education Graduates from specific programmes Graduates by field of education
     The number of students who in the same reference period graduated several times in the same ISCED level is almost negligibile so for the time being we don't segregate them.  

 

Educational personnel in work- and school-based combined programmes Educational personnel taxonomy: classroom teachers (ISCED 0-4) and academic staff (ISCED 5-8) Educational staff at ISCED level 0 Educational personnel at ISCED levels 5-8 Educational personnel and temporary replacements
         

 

B. Deviations between the national methodology and the UOE Manual: financial data

Expenditure at the pre-primary level - the childcare component
Reference period Expenditure at the pre-primary level: is the childcare component excluded (yes/no/partially)? If yes, which is exactly the share of "day care component" to be excluded from the data on the pre-primary level? If no, which estimation method is used to determine the share? Expenditure for teaching/academic hospitals Ancillary services expenditure Evening child care
  NO, childcare componente is not excluded from financial data of kindergarten in age period 1-6 (from UOE 2014)    excluded    

 

Cost of a dual-system programme to the employer. Adjustment of enrolments in case there is no data on expenditure at the workplace Expenditure for contributions on pension schemes Households' payments for private tutering Student living costs Ancillary services coverage
not included in the financial data (there are only few dual-system programmes- these costs represent very small share of expenditure).  NO partially funded; employers contributes 8,85% on gross salaries of employees to pension fund while employees themselves contribute 15,5% from their gross salaries to pension fund (for the time beeing in Expenditure for retirement (pensions) only employers's expenditure for retirement is shown).      subsidies for students meals, transportations to and from school, subsidies for open-air school.
8.1.1. Asymmetry for mirror flow statistics - coefficient

Information (content) will be available for the next collection.

8.2. Comparability - over time

The extent to which statistics are comparable or reconcilable over time.

 



Main changes compared to data transmitted for the previous reference period
Enrolments Entrants Personnel Foreign languages learning Regional data Graduates Education expenditure
Changes in the educational system              
Changes in the coverage  Since 2017 (reference year 2015/16) "selftought" adults in ISCED 3 are included. Before 2017 they were excluded from the data.  Since 2017 (reference year 2015/16) "selftought" adults in ISCED 3 are included. Before 2017 they were excluded from the data.     Since 2017 (reference year 2015/16) "selftought" adults in ISCED 3 are included. Before 2017 they were excluded from the data.   Since 2017 (reference year 2015/16) "selftought" adults in ISCED 3 are included. Before 2017 they were excluded from the data.  
Changes in the methodology     number of contract workwrs ISCED 5-8 is estimated         X
Other changes              X

 

Main changes over time
Type of data Detailed variables concerned Reference year(s) Changes in the educational system Changes in the coverage Changes in the methodology Other changes
Enrolment Students (ISCED 1 and ISCED 2) by age. 2000 -2008 (school years 1999/00 to 2007/08 ) Break in series due changes in legislation (gradual introduction of the 9-year basic school).      
Students by ISCED level - for ISCED 5 and 6 (distribution of students between ISCED 5A and ISCED 5B and partially to ISCED 6) 2006 (2005/06 school year)→ not yet completed Break in series due changes in legislation( gradual introduction of Bologna structure in tertiary education). Before changes in legislation (gradual introduction of Bologna structure in tertiary education) students in higher professional programmes were classified as ISCED 5B. After 2005 students in 1st Bologna cycle cycle higher professional programmes (programmes replacing old higher professional study programmes) were classified as ISCED 5A.      
Students (ISCED 5 and 8) by types of institutions 2004 (2003/04 school year)     As to the high level of autonomy in internal organization, assets management, appointment of staff, Universities were till 2003 classified as private government dependant institutions. In 2004 in accordance with Higher education act (Articles 9 and 15) we reassigned universities of that time to public institutions.  
Personnel Classroom teachers and teacher aids in pre-primary education 2005 (2004/05 school year)     As the workload of teacher assistant in pre-school education comprise the cooperation with educator in the planning, preparation and implementation of educational programme, techer assistants were moved from teacher aids to teaching staff.  
Graduates Graduates of 3C programmes 2008 (school year 2007/08)     Until 2008 all 3C programmes were reported as programmes of shorter duration as typical 3A and 3B programmes. From 2009 onward only a minority of programmes are shown as programmes with shorter duration, majority are shown as programmes of similar duration as 3A and 3B programmes.  
Graduates by ISCED levels (orientation) - for ISCED 6 (ISCED 2011), i.e. ISCED 5A and ISCED 5B (ISCED 97) 2006 (calendar year)→ not yet completed Break in series due changes in legislation:Introduction of Bologna structure in tertiary education. Before changes in legislation (gradual introduction of Bologna structure in tertiary education) students in higher professional programmes were classified as ISCED 5B. After 2005 students in 1st Bologna cycle cycle higher professional programmes (programmes replacing old higher professional study programmes) were classified as ISCED 5A.   According to ISCED 2011 these programmes are classified as 655 - ISCED 6, professional.  
Graduates in ISCED 3 to ISCED 8 by age 2008 (calendar year)     In acordance with the UOE methodology we standardized the reference date for ages of graduates across ISCED levels  
Educational expenditure Category of expenditure by sources and nature for Pre-primary (ISCED 0) and basic Primary plus Lower secondary (ISCED 1 + ISCED 2) educational level. This refers to expenditure for all levels of government, funds from international agencies and other foreign sources and private expenditure as well as current and capital expenditure in public instutution. from 2005 financial data       Development of estimation method to (re)distribute expenditure between basic (ISCED1+2) and pre-primary education (ISCED 0)For data from 2005 on we subtracted part of expenditure for units of kindergartens in elementary schools and added it to expenditure for pre-school education. Estimated share of expenditure related to the program of first age period of children (in unit of kindergartens in elementary schools) was subtracted from total expenditure for formal education.
Expenditure by Level of Education, Source and Type of Transaction and by Nature and Resource Category for Pre-primary and basic-Primary plus Lower secondary education for all variables from 2010 financial data       Estimation method developed for distribution of expenditure for/of basic education between ISCED 1 and 2: In previous years (until the reference year 2010) we reported total expenditure for/of our basic education (ISCED 1 + ISCED 2). under ISCED 2 with the note that it include also expenditure for/of ISCED 1. Estimation for distribution between ISCED 1 and 2 is based on the proportion of teaching hours (according to curriculum ) for 1st to 6th grade of basic education and for 7th to 9th grade of basic education - ISCED 2.
Category of expenditure by sources and nature for Upper secondary (ISCED 3) included part of expenditure for tertiary educational level.  This refers to expenditure for all levels of government, funds from international agencies and other foreign sources and private expenditure as well as current and capital expenditure in public instutution. 2012       Estimation method developed for distribution of expenditure for/of upper secondary educational level between ISCED 3 and ISCED 5 : In previous years (until the reference year 2012) we reported total expenditure for/of our upper secondary education (ISCED 3). under ISCED 3 with the note that it include also part of expenditure for/of ISCED 5. Estimation for distribution between ISCED 3 and 5 is based on the proportion of pupil/student in certain study programme and average costs on pupil/student in the study programme was made.
Category of expenditure by sources and nature for Upper secondary (ISCED 3).  This refers to expenditure for all levels of government, funds from international agencies and other foreign sources and private expenditure as well as current and capital expenditure in public instutution. 2012       Development of estimation method to (re)distribute expenditure (ISCED 3) between general  and vocational education. For data from 2012 on we devide the expenditure for general and vocational education according to the pupil included in cetain study programme and their average costs for those programmes.
Category of expenditure by sources and nature for Early childhood education (ISCED 0).  This refers to expenditure for all levels of government, funds from international agencies and other foreign sources and private expenditure as well as current and capital expenditure in public instutution. 2012     In early childhood education (ISCED 0) beside expenditure for/of pre-primary educational level (second age preiod from 3 to 6 years) we add also the expenditure for/of  the data for first age period (1 to 3years)  
8.2.1. Length of comparable time series

Information (content) will be available for the next collection.

8.3. Coherence - cross domain

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

 

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

The data are collected only on the annual basis.

8.5. Coherence - National Accounts

The extent to which statistics are reconcilable with National Accounts.

 

Calculation method Scope of education
The financial data for UOE educational expenditure are mostely compiled on a cash accounting and not on an accrual accounting basis as recommended by the national accounts framework. In the financial data for the UOE data reporting, ministries and administrative bodies are also  regarded as "education" and their expenditures counted, whereas in the national account such bodies are part of government administration.
In the financial data for UOE data reporting also child allowances are reported under the transfer and payments -the part where the additional condition for the receipt is inclusion in education; in national account the child allowances are reported under the social protection.  
Financial data for UOE data reporting include expenditure for/of only formal education while the nacional accounts also covers formal and non-formal education.  
8.6. Coherence - internal

Information (content) will be available for the next collection.


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

The data is released in various Press releases on the website of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia: http://www.stat.si/StatWeb/en

9.2. Dissemination format - Publications

Information (content) will be available for the next collection.

9.3. Dissemination format - online database

The data is accessable in our SI-STAT data portal: http://pxweb.stat.si/pxweb/dialog/statfile1.asp.

9.3.1. Data tables - consultations

Not measured.

9.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

Micro-data are not disseminated. However they are accessable under strict conditions to researchers.

9.5. Dissemination format - other

No other dissemination.

9.6. Documentation on methodology

Methodological explanations are published on our website (http://www.stat.si/StatWeb/en/Methods/QuestionnairesMethodologicalExplanationsQualityReports).

9.7. Quality management - documentation

Not applicable.

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
ISCED 0, 1, 2       20 working days (full time equivalents) As data reported in UOE questionnaires are collected for national purposes as well, only the time spent for preparation and compilation of data from different sources solely for the purpose of reporting in the UOE questionnaires is taken into account.
ISCED 3               20 working days (full-time equivalents) As data reported in UOE questionnaires are collected for national purposes as well, only the time spent for preparation and compilation of data from different sources solely for the purpose of reporting in the UOE questionnaires is taken into account.
ISCED 5 and 8      25 working days (full-time equivalents) As data reported in UOE questionnaires are collected for national purposes as well, only the time spent for preparation and compilation of data from different sources solely for the purpose of reporting in the UOE questionnaires is taken into account.
Finance                20 working days (full-time equivalents) As data reported in UOE questionnaires are collected for national purposes as well, only the time spent for preparation and compilation of data from different sources solely for the purpose of reporting in the UOE questionnaires is taken into account.


11. Confidentiality Top
11.1. Confidentiality - policy

The National Statistics Act has clear provisions regarding the observance of statistal confidentiality. Article 34, paragraph 6 explicitly defines that dissemination of collected data by the Office to the users shall be carried out in such a way that the reporting unit involved cannot be identified. Commitment for the observance of statistical confidentiality, signed by all employees has a legal basis in the Article 43 of the NSA. It stipulates that in compliance with the law persons employed by the Office who know the content of personal and individual data and data on reporting units must maintain and protect such data as confidential. This obligation shall continue also after the termination of employment. SURS also adopted an overall security policy in 2011, a range of technical and organizational measures based on the recomendations of ISO 27001. The primary goal is to protect and ensure the integrity, availability, usability, accessability and confidentiality of information and data. The sectorial policy defining the protection of statistical data is the Rules on the Protection of Data Collected through the Programme of Statistical Surveys at SURS.

11.2. Confidentiality - data treatment

Statistical disclosure rules are followed to minimize the risk of disclosure of information given by respondents and to protect the confidentiality of statistical units. There were safety rules used while prepairing the data for the national publication and the same rules were sent together with the data within the UOE data collection. SURS expects that Eurostat, OECD and UNESCO will use the same safety rules as SURS when data form the UOE collection for Slovenia will be published.


12. Comment Top

No comment.


Related metadata Top


Annexes Top
Annex 2 - ISCED Mapping Slovenia 2018
Annex 1 - Provisions for languages learning SI 2018