Independent classes by grade groups in general and special schools


Time series: Edu_2.7.1_en.xls

INDEPENDENT CLASSES BY GRADE GROUPS IN GENERAL AND SPECIAL SCHOOLS
(Number)
  2018/19
In general schools 26 893
I - IV grade 12 297
V - VII grade 8 700
VIII - XIII grade 5 896
In pecial schools 88
I - IV grade 30
V - VII grade 25
VIII - XII grade 33
25.04.2019


Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

Basic and secondary education (primary, lower secondary and upper secondary)
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

'Education and Culture Statistics' Department

Contact name

Svilen Kateliev

Contact person function

Head of department

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 469

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified25 April 2019
Metadata last posted25 April 2019
Metadata last update25 April 2019
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on basic and secondary education provide data on educational activity in all types of schools and vocational training after secondary education in vocational colleges. Main units of the survey are students (new entrants and graduates) and teaching staff. The main breakdowns of characteristics for collecting data on enrolled students are following: sex, year of birth, grade, repeating a grade, level of education, mode of attendance, type, profile and location of the basic (secondary) school, profession/specialty studied, studying of foreign languages, studying of mother tongue. The date of the observation is October 1.

Classification system

· International Standard Classification of Education, 2011 version (ISCED 2011);

· Classification of the fields of education and specialties taught in the vocational secondary schools and art schools;

· Classification of the fields of education and profession taught in the vocational training schools and classes.

Sector coverage

The survey covers all governmental, municipal and created according to the existing legal order private schools.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A pupil/student is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implement in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

Newly enrolled pupils/students - pupils/students who have been enrolled for the first time in the initial grade or course of the respective educational level are considered newly enrolled. This means that those which have been enrolled in the same educational level previous years are not included to the number of the newly enrolled.

Graduates are those pupils/students who have received a document for a completed level from a legitimate education institution, containing all the necessary records and stamps according to the law.

Students who have left school are defined as students who were enrolled in the beginning of the previous school year but before its end due to some of the listed reasons had left the school. Those who have left school cannot be treated as dropouts from the educational system because they could continue their education during the next school year and those who were under 16 years of age are obliged to continue their education.

The teachers are official persons who directly conduct the training sessions according to curriculum irrespective of whether they are full or part time employees. Directors and assistant directors are observed separately although a great part of them may have lecturing functions as well.

The management personnel include official persons performing management functions at the level of the educational institution.

An educational institution is defined as a centre taking independent decisions, which performs educational services for persons and organizations and is created according to the rules of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager) i.e. that this is an 'independent' educational institution. 'Dependent' educational institutions are branches or units known under other names and are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

 

Statistical unit

Pupils/students (incl. newly enrolled and graduates) and education personnel.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country. Data is published down to municipality level.

Time coverage

2000 - 2018

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number and per cent.

Reference period

School year.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements
  • Law on Vocational Education and Training;
  • Law on National Education and the Rules on its implementation;
  • Methodological documents of Eurostat;
  • Regulation (EC) N 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning;
  • Commission regulation (EU) No 88/2011;
  • Law on Statistics;
  • Law of the Level of Education, Educational Minimum and Curricu
  • Pre-school and School education act.
Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Release policy
Release calendar

In accordance to the dates defined in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Frequency of dissemination

Annual

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure).

On-line database

Data on Basic and secondary education (primary, lower secondary and upper secondary) are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4810 and Informational System "Infostat": https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=140

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules on Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information services by order in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable (census).

Sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Non-sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: October 1;

· Fieldwork: October - November;

· Processing: December - March;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Punctuality

All deliverables were sent in time.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Comparability - over time

From 2000/2001 to 2016/2017 school year, there is partial comparability due to the changes of national legislation.

Since 2017/2018 school year, there is break in the time series due to changes in the national education system (Pre-school and School Education Act, promulgated SG No.79 of 13 October 2015). The data are not comparable to the previous school years.

Coherence - cross domain

Data is coherent with 'Adult education survey'.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Statistical processing
Source data

All types of state, municipal and private (created according to the existing legal order) schools, from I to XII grade and the vocational colleges after secondary education.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Census via statistical questionnaire 'Report on schools'.

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by the Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml


ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

Basic and secondary education (primary, lower secondary and upper secondary)
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

'Education and Culture Statistics' Department

Contact name

Svilen Kateliev

Contact person function

Head of department

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 469

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on basic and secondary education provide data on educational activity in all types of schools and vocational training after secondary education in vocational colleges. Main units of the survey are students (new entrants and graduates) and teaching staff. The main breakdowns of characteristics for collecting data on enrolled students are following: sex, year of birth, grade, repeating a grade, level of education, mode of attendance, type, profile and location of the basic (secondary) school, profession/specialty studied, studying of foreign languages, studying of mother tongue. The date of the observation is October 1.

Classification system

· International Standard Classification of Education, 2011 version (ISCED 2011);

· Classification of the fields of education and specialties taught in the vocational secondary schools and art schools;

· Classification of the fields of education and profession taught in the vocational training schools and classes.

Sector coverage

The survey covers all governmental, municipal and created according to the existing legal order private schools.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A pupil/student is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implement in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

Newly enrolled pupils/students - pupils/students who have been enrolled for the first time in the initial grade or course of the respective educational level are considered newly enrolled. This means that those which have been enrolled in the same educational level previous years are not included to the number of the newly enrolled.

Graduates are those pupils/students who have received a document for a completed level from a legitimate education institution, containing all the necessary records and stamps according to the law.

Students who have left school are defined as students who were enrolled in the beginning of the previous school year but before its end due to some of the listed reasons had left the school. Those who have left school cannot be treated as dropouts from the educational system because they could continue their education during the next school year and those who were under 16 years of age are obliged to continue their education.

The teachers are official persons who directly conduct the training sessions according to curriculum irrespective of whether they are full or part time employees. Directors and assistant directors are observed separately although a great part of them may have lecturing functions as well.

The management personnel include official persons performing management functions at the level of the educational institution.

An educational institution is defined as a centre taking independent decisions, which performs educational services for persons and organizations and is created according to the rules of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager) i.e. that this is an 'independent' educational institution. 'Dependent' educational institutions are branches or units known under other names and are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

 

Statistical unit

Pupils/students (incl. newly enrolled and graduates) and education personnel.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country. Data is published down to municipality level.

Time coverage

2000 - 2018

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

All types of state, municipal and private (created according to the existing legal order) schools, from I to XII grade and the vocational colleges after secondary education.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Census via statistical questionnaire 'Report on schools'.

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by the Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Data completeness - rate

Not applicable (census).

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable (census).

Sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Sampling errors - indicators

Not applicable (census).

Non-sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Coverage error

Not applicable (census).

Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable (census).

Common units - proportion

Not applicable (census).

Measurement error

Not applicable (census).

Non response error

Not applicable (census).

Unit non-response - rate

Not applicable (census).

Item non-response - rate

Not applicable (census).

Processing error

Not applicable (census).

Imputation - rate

Not applicable (no imputations).

Model assumption error

Not applicable (census).

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable (no seasonal adjustments).

Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable (preliminary data not published).

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: October 1;

· Fieldwork: October - November;

· Processing: December - March;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Time lag - first results

26 weeks.

Time lag - final results

Not applicable (only final results published).

Punctuality

All deliverables were sent in time.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Not applicable (data published on exact date).

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable (no flows).

Comparability - over time

From 2000/2001 to 2016/2017 school year, there is partial comparability due to the changes of national legislation.

Since 2017/2018 school year, there is break in the time series due to changes in the national education system (Pre-school and School Education Act, promulgated SG No.79 of 13 October 2015). The data are not comparable to the previous school years.

Length of comparable time series

Until 2016/2017 school year - 17 years. 

From 2017/2018 school year - 2 years

Coherence - cross domain

Data is coherent with 'Adult education survey'.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable (annual survey).

Coherence - National Accounts

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure).

On-line database

Data on Basic and secondary education (primary, lower secondary and upper secondary) are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4810 and Informational System "Infostat": https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=140

Data tables - consultations

Not available.

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules on Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information services by order in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Metadata - consultations

Not available.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Not avaliable.

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
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