ERIC Number: ED430267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Educational Progress Indicator (E.P.I.): Synthetic Indicator for Monitoring Education. Contribution to Education for All.
This publication complements the "Education for All" program and is intended to provide a comprehensive and operational indicator for monitoring education. As a synthetic tool, the Educational Progress Indicator (EPI) facilitates the analytical assessment and projection work of educational planners, managers, actors, and policymakers. The EPI combines three basic indicators: (1) the net enrollment ratio; (2) the functional literacy rate; and (3) the higher education attendance ratio, which is equivalent to the number of students per 100,000 inhabitants. The average of the levels of satisfaction of the three indicators provides the average aggregate level of satisfaction with regard to the EPI. Recently available data show that countries can be classified into three major groups: countries with EPIs lower than 60 percent, mainly African countries; those with EPIs between 60 percent and 75 percent, most Asian, South American, and Central American countries; and those with EPIs between 75 percent and 90 percent, which includes the most efficient industrialized countries. This booklet outlines the need for synthesis in educational indicators and describes how the EPI was constructed. It explains the special features and uses of EPI, such as the comparability between countries in spite of differences in systems, and details the applications of EPI and the state of education of women and girls. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Dakar (Senegal). Regional Office for Education in Africa.