The Student Registre
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Susanne Mainz Sørensen
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The Students Register, which was established in the early 1970's, is a longitudinal register that allow you to follow the educational careers of students in the mainline education system. The purpose of "The Student Register" is to analyze entrance to, enrolment in and graduation from the mainline education system as well as transmissions of student within the system.
The Student Register is a longitudinal register that allows you to follow the educational career of each students throughout all the educational programs constituting the students educational career. The register covers educational careers starting from preschool to PhD. All public recognized educational programs are included. Data about PhD are delayed by one year compared to the other data in the register. Adult or continuing education as well as education taken outside Denmark is not included in the register.
The Student Register is based on annual reports from the Danish educational institutions. The majority of data is collected by system to-system reporting. However, there are a few educational institutions which report through web-based questionnaires. In cooperation with system suppliers. Statistics Denmark has established requirements for reporting formats, validation and error searches. In addition, there is an extensive validation of data at Statistics Denmark.
The register is obvious to illuminate the entrance to and departure from the ordinary education system as well as student flows in it and forms the basis for many of the education tables in Statistic Denmark's databank.
Accuracy and reliability
The information in the student register is obtained from the institutions' administrative register and goes through a comprehensive error check in connection with the annual data collections. The reliability of the educational information is considered to be high.
Timeliness and punctuality
The statistics are published about 4 months after the end of the reference time. The statistics are usually published without delay in accordance with the scheduled date.
The information contained in the student register starts in 1973 and comparability over time is good. Basic school includes only grade 8-10. up to the school year 2005/06. From 2007 preschool through 7th grade is included.
Accessibility and clarity
Statistics are published once a year in "News from Statistics Denmark" . At the same time data are released in Statbank Denmark and on: Education office homepage.
Information also appears in the annual publications: Statistical 10-Year Review.