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Klasifikimi Ndërkombëtar Standart i Statistikave të Arsimit
(ISCED 97)

Country / Area: Albania

Classification category: Other classifications

General information
1 (a)Name of the current national classification (full name in official national languages and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Klasifikimi Ndërkombëtar Standart i Statistikave të Arsimit (ISCED 97)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.www.unesco.org
Classification structure
2 (a)Please describe the structure of the classification: How many levels does the classification have? (Please provide labels, such as “Division”, “Class”) How many categories exist at each level?7 Levels:
level 0 - Preprimary;
level 1 - Primary;
level 2 - lower secondary;
level 3 - upper secondary;
level 4 - post secondary-non tertiary;
level 5 - first stage of tertiary;
level 6 - second stage of tertiary
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Example: In level 1 belongs primary education are included all pupil of grades 1-5.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Totally based on isced 97
3 (b)Is the classification structure identical to the international standard or, if not, how does it differ? (e.g. have additional levels been added to the international standard or have changes been made within the level of the international structure, such as aggregations or additional breakdowns)Yes, it is identical to the international standard.
3 (c)Please describe deviations from the international standard (in terms of structure, methodology or application rules). Please use examples, if a general statement is not possible.No deviation.
3 (d)At what level of the international standard can data be reported for international comparison? (Please provide examples of programmes / indicators if reporting takes place at different levels of the classification.)All levels
3 (e)If no links to international classifications exist or no international standard is used, please state if there are plans to use international norms in the future.Actually have link
Classification uses
4 (a)Please state for which statistical purposes (surveys etc.) this classification is used and if there are users outside of the Statistical Office. Please indicate at which level the classification is used for data collection and for data publishing.Except education statistics, ISCED is used by surveys like LSMS,LFS; By education statistics is used by all levels for data collection and for data publishing.
4 (b)Please give the names of institutions that use the classification for non-statistical purposes (as opposed to statistical purposes in question 4(a)). Also indicate the kind of use (e.g. tax offices, social security, customs, enterprise register, employment services, work permits etc.)No information
4 (c)Please indicate if alternative classifications are used by other institutions of the economy. Are these classifications available and useful for the Statistical Office?No information
Implementation / revision status
5 (a)Please state the date of the official adoption of the classification. If not yet adopted, please indicate the current state (e.g. in development, sent for approval, in printing, ready to be distributed etc.)Early as it works
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Don’t understand this question
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?It's very necessary update to ISCED 2011 version, but needed some training or professional advice or technical assistance about it still this isn't done.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Klasifikimi sipas programit(Clasification by programmes- before ISCED 97)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNo big differences. There were five programmes including total levels of education; the first difference is on level 1 - obligatory education (grade 1- 8) which present only one level not two that actually is; another it was the absence of post secondary level.
5 (f)Please describe the structure of the former classification and indicate the number of items at each level of the classification. (similar to question 2(a))Level 0 - Preprimary;
Level 1 - Primary & lower secondary;
Level 2 - upper secondary;
Level 4 - tertiary;
Level 5 - after universities study
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Where it is possible, yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?It was reliable at the time of implementation.
5 (i)Are statistical data still collected or published according to the former classification? Please indicate if this statistical data is collected or published by the Statistical Office or elsewhere.Education data are collected by administrative sources (ministry of education - district offices).
Ministry makes data available to INSTAT - Education sector - in form of aggregated tables;
Data is proccessed and published by Education sector - INSTAT (different publication general or specific, instat web site, questionaires for international institution like UNESCO-UIS , Eurostat, etc.)
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Yes, it is one publication named Handbook - which has some information and metadata of some education indicators.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Yes
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Sometimes
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?It is the same with international coding.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)In PDF
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?In the website
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationInstitute of Statistics, Ministry of Education
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantIt has been clear enough at each point of this questionaire, so I have no other to add.

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/18/2013