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Since 2020, the EASIE data collection has taken place annually. Before 2020, it took place every two years. The default view below is the most recent school year available.

The data is presented in tables, focusing on different aspects of inclusive education. Unless stated otherwise in the notes, the data displayed is from the selected school year.

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2019/2020 Data:

Question ISCED 02 ISCED 1 ISCED 2 ISCED 3
Boys: Girls: Total: Boys: Girls: Total: Boys: Girls: Total: Boys: Girls: Total:
1.1 Actual population of children/learners in the typical ISCED age ranges
14,661
13,670
28,331
1.1
29,895
28,868
58,763
1.2
13,768
13,197
26,965
1.3
14,176
13,993
28,169
1.4
1.2 All children/learners enrolled in any form of recognised education
12,861
11,691
24,552
2.1
30,208
28,987
59,195
2.2
14,607
13,660
28,267
2.3
14,077
13,396
27,473
2.4
1.3 All children/learners enrolled in mainstream (pre-)schools
12,826
11,676
24,502
3.1
29,931
28,848
58,779
3.2
14,607
13,660
28,267
3.3
14,077
13,396
27,473
3.4
1.3a All children/learners educated with their peers in mainstream groups/classes for 80% or more of the time
12,728
11,643
24,371
4.1
29,554
28,698
58,252
4.2
14,472
13,603
28,075
4.3
13,962
13,349
27,311
4.4
1.3b All children/learners educated in separate groups/classes, spending less than 80% of the time with their peers in mainstream groups/classes
98
33
131
5.1
377
150
527
5.2
135
57
192
5.3
115
47
162
5.4
1.4 All children/learners educated outside of mainstream (pre-)schools
21
9
30
6.1
80
56
136
6.2
70
32
102
6.3
136
59
195
6.4
1.4a All children/learners educated in separate special (pre-)schools or units organised by the ministry of education
21
9
30
7.1
80
56
136
7.2
70
32
102
7.3
136
59
195
7.4
1.4b All children/learners educated in separate special (pre-)schools or units organised by other sectors/ministries
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
1.4c All children/learners educated in other recognised forms of alternative education
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
1.4d All children/learners educated in recognised forms of home schooling
NA
NA
NA
10.1
NA
NA
NA
10.2
NA
NA
NA
10.3
NA
NA
NA
10.4
1.5 All children/learners who should, by law, be in some form of recognised education, but who are out of any form of recognised education.
NA
NA
NA
11.1
NA
NA
NA
11.2
NA
NA
NA
11.3
NA
NA
NA
11.4
Question ISCED 02 ISCED 1 ISCED 2 ISCED 3
Boys: Girls: Total: Boys: Girls: Total: Boys: Girls: Total: Boys: Girls: Total:
2.1 Actual population of children/learners with an official decision of SEN in the typical ISCED age ranges
660
290
950
1.1
3,776
1,777
5,553
1.2
1,818
898
2,716
1.3
1,730
846
2,576
1.4
2.2 All children/learners with an official decision of SEN in any recognised form of education
M
M
M
2.1
M
M
M
2.2
M
M
M
2.3
M
M
M
2.4
2.3 All children/learners with an official decision of SEN educated in mainstream (pre-)schools
639
281
920
3.1
3,696
1,721
5,417
3.2
1,813
866
2,679
3.3
1,594
787
2,381
3.4
2.3a All children/learners with an official decision of SEN educated with their peers in mainstream groups/classes for 80% or more of the time
541
248
789
4.1
3,319
1,571
4,890
4.2
1,678
809
2,487
4.3
1,479
740
2,219
4.4
2.3b All children/learners with an official decision of SEN educated in separate groups/classes, spending less than 80% of the time with their peers in mainstream groups/classes
98
33
131
5.1
377
150
527
5.2
135
57
192
5.3
115
47
162
5.4
2.4 All children/learners with an official decision of SEN educated outside of mainstream (pre-)schools
21
9
30
6.1
80
56
136
6.2
70
32
102
6.3
136
59
195
6.4
2.4a All children/learners with an official decision of SEN educated in separate special (pre-)schools or units organised by the ministry of education
21
9
30
7.1
80
56
136
7.2
70
32
102
7.3
136
59
195
7.4
2.4b All children/learners with an official decision of SEN educated in separate special (pre-)schools or units organised by other sectors/ministries
M
M
M
8.1
M
M
M
8.2
M
M
M
8.3
M
M
M
8.4
2.4c All children/learners with an official decision of SEN educated in other recognised forms of alternative education
NA
NA
NA
9.1
NA
NA
NA
9.2
NA
NA
NA
9.3
NA
NA
NA
9.4
2.4d All children/learners with an official decision of SEN educated in recognised forms of home schooling
NA
NA
NA
10.1
NA
NA
NA
10.2
NA
NA
NA
10.3
NA
NA
NA
10.4
2.5 All children/learners with an official decision of SEN who should, by law, be in some form of recognised education, but who are out of any form of recognised education
NA
NA
NA
11.1
NA
NA
NA
11.2
NA
NA
NA
11.3
NA
NA
NA
11.4

Cyprus - Country Background Information

Describing the forms of education in the country

The EASIE data collection covers all forms of education at ISCED levels 02, 1, 2 and 3. This means any type of education organised by any approved / recognised educational provider: municipality, local or regional educational provider from the public or private sector, working with/for ministries responsible for education and areas such as health, social, welfare, labour, justice etc.

What is the compulsory education age range in the country?

4 years and 8 months – 15 years

What are the typical age ranges for the ISCED levels?

ISCED LEVEL 02 ISCED LEVEL 1 ISCED LEVEL 2 ISCED LEVEL 3
3-5 6-11 12-14 15-17
Is private sector education covered by the data provided for the country?
No
Is recognised public or private education organised by sectors other than education (i.e. health, social, welfare, labour, justice, etc.) in the data provided for the country?
No
Are there recognised forms of alternative education covered by the data provided for the country?
No
Are there recognised forms of home schooling covered by the data provided for the country?
No
Identifying an ‘inclusive setting’ in the country

For the EASIE data collection, an inclusive setting is operationally defined as a recognised form of education where the child/learner follows education in mainstream classes alongside their peers for the largest part –80% or more –of the school week.

80% clearly indicates that a child/learner is educated in a mainstream class for the majority of their school week. At the same time, it acknowledges possibilities for small group or one-to-one withdrawal for limited periods of time (i.e. 20% or one day a week).

Not all countries are able to provide exact data relating to the 80% time placement benchmark. Therefore, proxies –alternative data that can be used to represent the 80% benchmark –have been agreed upon.

Are you able to provide actual data to verify the 80% placement benchmark?
No
If no, which proxy are you using
Placement in a mainstream class implies 80% or more
What an ‘official decision of SEN’ means in the country

For the EASIE data collection, the agreed operational definition is an official decision leads to a child/learner being recognised as eligible for additional educational support to meet their learning needs. Countries may have different types of official decision, but for all official decisions:

  • There has been some form of educational assessment procedure involving different people. This procedure may involve the child/learner; parents; school-based team members, as well as professionals from multi-disciplinary teams from outside the child’s/learner’s (pre)school.
  • There is some form of legal document (plan/programme etc.) that describes the support the child/learner is eligible to receive, which is used as the basis for decision making.
  • There is some form of regular review process of the child/learner’s needs, progress and support.
Please describe what an ‘official decision’ is in the country.

An official decision leads to a child/learner being recognised as eligible for additional educational support to meet their learning needs. More information on special education is available on the Ministry website.

What educational assessment procedures are carried out and who is involved?

There has been some form of educational assessment procedure involving different people. This procedure may involve the child/learner, parents, school-based team members, as well as professionals from multi-disciplinary teams from outside the child’s/learner’s (pre-)school. More information on special education is available on the Ministry website.

What formal, regular review processes of a child/learner’s needs, progress and support are linked to an official decision?

There is some form of regular review process of the child/learner’s needs, progress and support. More information on special education is available on the Ministry website.

What ‘out-of-education’ means in the country

Within the EASIE data collection, specific questions examine children/learners who are out-of-education. This means children/learners who should, by law, be in some form of recognised education, but who are out of any form of recognised education. A recognised form of education is any type of education organised by or approved by any recognised educational provider in the public or private sector.

Is there a formal definition of ‘out-of-education’ in the country?
No
Please describe which learners are considered ‘out-of-education’ in the country

This means children/learners who should, by law, be in some form of recognised education, but who are out of any form of recognised education. A recognised form of education is any type of education organised by or approved by any recognised educational provider in the public or private sector. 

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