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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Early school leaver

Student from a cohort enrolled in a given school year who is no longer enrolled in the following school year and did not complete the grade or level of education in which they were enrolled.

Étudiant ayant quitté l’école prématurément

Étudiant d'une cohorte inscrit pendant une année scolaire donnée, mais qui n’est plus inscrit durant l'année scolaire suivante et qui n’a pas terminé l’année d’études ou le niveau d'éducation dans lequel il était inscrit.

Persona que abandona la escuela en forma prematura

Estudiante de una cohorte matriculado en un año determinado que ya no se encuentra matriculado en el año siguiente y que no concluyó el grado o nivel de educación en que se encontraba matriculado.