Cohort analysis

definition

Traces the flow of a given cohort through their promotion, repetition, drop out and completion of the final grade of the cycle.

example of use

Data on completion rates were collected through a special survey undertaken in 2012. The completion rate is calculated from a cohort analysis in half of the countries listed in Table A4.1 (true cohort method), which is based on panel data that follow the individual student from entrance to graduation in the programme (OECD, 2013: 70)

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