Transitions and educational pathways in the school system

Transfers to baccalaureate-level schools after lower secondary education
57.8 %
Sunk -1.1 percentage points compared to 2020

The statistics on transfers and educational pathways show how many students transfer to the different types of lower-secondary schools at the end of a school year after primary level and to the different types of upper-secondary schools after lower-secondary level. In addition, educational trajectories such as the time it takes to obtain a lower-secondary school leaving certificate and educational trajectories in upper-secondary schools are presented for the different school types up to the matriculation and diploma examinations or to the final examination. The regional presentation of the results is generally done mainly at the federal province level.

The legal basis is the Federal Act on Documentation in Education (Bildungsdokumentationsgesetz 2020) and the ordinances of the ministries responsible for the particular types of schools (Federal Ministry of Education, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Federal Ministry of Health).

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, School Statistics. Compiled on 14th December 2022. 1) Including new secondary schools at academic secondary schools. - 2) Including. pupils who are taught in other schools according to the special (SEN) school curriculum. - 3) In the case of agricultural and forestry technical and vocational schools, data from the 2020/21 school year, as the necessary decree for the collection and publication of data for the 2021/22 school year was not available from the responsible Ministry of Agriculture at the time of publication. - 4) Repetition of the 8th grade, attendance of the same or another type of school in the previous year. - 5) Including moves abroad and further school attendance abroad.

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