The UIS Glossary includes statistical terms related to education, science, technology and innovation, culture, and communication & information . Some of the entries contain translations in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Other entries provide more detailed information, such as definitions, calculation formulas for indicators and sources. Indicators are marked with an asterisk (*).

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Official survey involving the whole population within a defined system. For example, a school census involves all the schools within the education system.


Enquête officielle impliquant la totalité de la population dans un système défini. Le recensement scolaire, par exemple, implique toutes les écoles dans un système éducatif.


Encuesta oficial que cubre toda la población de un sistema definido. El censo escolar, por ejemplo, comprende todas las escuelas de un sistema educativo.


وهو المسح الرسمي الذي يشمل جميع السكان في نظام معيّن. فالإحصاء المدرسي مثلا يغطي جميع المدارس في نظام تربوي معيّن.