International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED)

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Version2011
Valid fromNovember, 2011
Previous versionsFirst version: ISCED 1976
English: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0002/000209/020992eb.pdf
French: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0002/000209/020992fb.pdf
Spanish: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0002/000209/020992sb.pdf
Second version: ISCED 1997
Arabic: http://www.uis.unesco.org/Library/Documents/isced97-ar.pdf
Chinese: http://www.uis.unesco.org/Library/Documents/isced97-chi.pdf
English: http://www.uis.unesco.org/Library/Documents/isced97-en.pdf
French: http://www.uis.unesco.org/Library/Documents/isced97-fr.pdf
Russian: http://www.uis.unesco.org/Library/Documents/isced97-rus.pdf
Spanish: http://www.uis.unesco.org/Library/Documents/isced97-es.pdf
DescriptionThe International Standard Classification of Education is a framework for collecting and compiling statistics on national education systems and processes according to an internationally agreed set of common definitions and concepts, thus ensuring cross-national comparability of resulting indicators. ISCED classifies programmes of education and their related qualifications by field and level. Levels of education are determined by various educational criteria such as entry and exit requirements and complexity of content, up to the highest levels of education. For the first time, ISCED 2011 includes a classification of levels of educational attainment based on formal qualifications.
Maintenance organization United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Statistical domain(s)1.3 Education
Type of standardClassifications
Referenceshttp://www.uis.unesco.org/Education/Pages/international-standard-classification-of-education.aspx
Languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Information last updated06/02/12