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Establishing Equivalency with Full-Time Students in Conventional Education
EXERCISE 8.2 – Preparation for Examinations
This example uses the same scenario as in the previous exercise, which was based on the Dublin Open School. The table of data is reproduced below for ease of reference.
Although full-time students in Ireland normally take nine subjects in junior secondary school, not all of them enter for nine subjects in the JSC examination. In 2005, a total of 32,751 students in Grade 10 (the final year of the junior phase of secondary education) accounted for a total of 283,951 subject entries for the JSC examination. In the same year, students with the Dublin Open School entered for 14,962 subjects in the JSC examination.
- Calculate FTE student numbers for the Open School based on preparation for examinations.
Use the following EQUATION to carry out the calculation:
- FTEPE = TESEODL ÷ (TESEFT/ TSFFT)
- FTEPE = FTE Measure B: Preparation for Exams
- TESEODL = Total Examination Subject Entries by ODL students
- TESEFT = Total Examination Subject Entries by Full-Time
|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|