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Teacher-student register for primary school

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Population and Education, Education
Eva Lotti Hansen
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Teacher-student register for primary school 2022

The Matched Educational Data for primary and lower secondary education level (MED-Elementary) serves the purpose of enriching the elementary school statistics with information about the individual lessons. The data registry has been developed for research purposes and provides the possibility to study who receives teaching together and who executes the teaching. So far, the register covers the school year of 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 .

Statistical presentation

The database, MED-Elementary, contains information about students, groups, teachers and their activities in public elementary schools and other schools at the level of primary to lower secondary education in Denmark.

The registry covers students from 0th grade to 10th grade, the groups said students are attached to, the employees who execute the teaching and pedagogical support, as well as the activities and lessons, that the students and employees participate in.

In its current form, the registry covers from the school year of 2020/21 and are updated yearly with the addition of another year.

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Statistical processing

The data for this registry is collected weekly from the schools' digital login system, Unilogin, and the communication platform, AULA, as automatic system-to-system reporting. The weekly updates are compiled into chronological tracks, which undergo a broad validation process followed by and enrichment of the data, also on a weekly basis. Once a year data from the two sources are integrated and combined with data from the Student Registry.

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MED-Elementary has been developed for research purposes and creates opportunities for research in teaching at the level of the individual lessons in primary and lower secondary schools. This applies, for example, to the importance of the composition and length of the school day. In the development of MED-Elementary, external stakeholders and future users have been continuously involved.

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Accuracy and reliability

The information in the database comes from the institutions' administrative systems and good agreement has been found with existing registers based on other data sources.

By translating the activity designations into a mandatory subject, the number of hours at each individual school is compared to the minimum requirement or the indicative number of hours according to the executive order on elementary schools. This comparison gives an impression of how well each institution register their activities. It is estimated that in 84 pct. of primary schools, students have on average between 85 pct. and 115 pct. of the recommended number of hours/minimum hours in the executive order in the school year 2021-2022.

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Timeliness and punctuality

It is expected that the register will be published in April for the previous school year without significant delays.

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The MED-Elementary is currently available for the school year 2020/2021- .

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Accessibility and clarity

Researchers and other analysts from authorized research institutions can gain access to the micro data through Statistics Denmark's Research Scheme, and the ministries will be able to gain access through the ministerial scheme.

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