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Establishing Equivalency with Full-Time Students in Conventional Education
EXERCISE 8.3 – Examination Performance
This example uses the same scenario as in the previous exercises, which were based on the Dublin Open School. The table of data is reproduced below for ease of reference.
On average, full-time Grade 10 students in Irish schools enter for between eight and nine subjects in the JSC examination. However, only six subject passes are required for the award of a Junior Secondary Certificate. Since most students enrolled with the Dublin Open School are employed, they tend to take only the minimum number of subjects/courses needed to pass the exam.
- Calculate FTE student numbers for the Open School based on examination performance.
Use the following EQUATION to carry out the calculation:
- FTEEP = TESPODL ÷ ESP C
- FTEEP = FTE Measure C: Exam Performance
- TESPODL = Total Examination Subject Passes by ODL students
- ESPC = Examination Subject Passes required for Certification
|Dublin Open School|
|TSODL||Total Student Numbers (JSC Course)||6,131||6,529||6,637|
|TSEODL||Total Subject Enrolments||15,972||16,660||17,258|
|TESEODL||Total Examination Subject Entries||13,112||14,023||14,962|
|TESPODL||Total Examination Subject Passes||9,788||10,544||11,989|
|Junior Secondary Schools|
|TSFT||Total Student Numbers (Grade 10)||32,804||33,013||32,751|
|TSFT-1||Total Student Numbers (Grade 9)||34,122|
|TSFT-2||Total Student Numbers (Grade 8)||35,418|
|ASEFT||Average Subject Enrolments per Year||9||9||9|
|YFT||Number of Years at this Level/Phase||3||3||3|
|TESEFT||Total Examination Subject Entries||286,226||291,147||283,951|
|TESPFT||Total Examination Subject Passes||254,741||262,039||258,963|