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ERIC Number: ED505225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-2
Pages: 73
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Student Transitions from the Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education System to the Public Post-Secondary System: 2002/03-2003/04
Ministry of Advanced Education
In the spring of 2005, the Ministry of Advanced Education on behalf of the 22 Central Data Warehouse participating institutions, the Ministry of Education, and the BC Universities signed an agreement to establish a formal mechanism that protects individual privacy while enabling the exchange of personal information between the parties for the purpose of investigating student transitions, mobility, and outcomes from the Kindergarten-Grade 12 (K-12) education system to the public post-secondary system. This report summarizes the findings of the first research proposal undertaken by the Student Transitions Project, analyzing one year of transition data: 2002/03 for the K-12 data and 2003/04 for the public post-secondary data. The primary question to be investigated was "What is the nature and distribution of the transition from the K-12 education system to public post-secondary institutions within a given timeframe?" The Steering Committee identified four related sub-questions: (1) How many BC students make a transition to the BC public post-secondary system after they graduate?; (2) Where are these students from?; (3) Where did these students attend? and (4) What were the demographic characteristics of the transitioning and non-transitioning graduates? Seven appendices are included: (1) Summary Transition Numbers/Transitions by BC K-12 Public School District/Transitions to BC Public Post-Secondary Institution/Demographic Characteristics; (2) Transitions by BC K-12 Schools; (3) Transitions to BC Public University by BC K-12 Public School District; (4) Transitions to BC Public College, University College, and Institute by BC K-12 Public School District; (5) Transitions by BC College and University College Region; (6) Technical Notes; and (7) Glossary. (Contains 8 tables and 7 maps.) [The Student Transitions Project is a collaborative project of the Ministries of Education and Advanced Education, and British Columbia's public post-secondary education institutions.]
Ministry of Advanced Education. P.O. Box 9059, Station Provincial Government, Victoria, BC, Canada. Tel: 604-660-2421; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Advanced Education
Identifiers - Location: Canada