The European Agency Statistics on Inclusive Education (EASIE) data tables and country background information for the 2016/2017 school year (EASIE 2018) are now available on the Agency’s data web area. This is the third EASIE dataset to be published on the Agency website.
For over 20 years, data collection has been an integral part of the Agency’s work with and for its member countries. The data collection work has changed significantly over time. Initially, it focused upon learners with special educational needs (SEN), but its scope is now much broader, considering all learners within inclusive education systems. The EASIE work aims to provide comparative and aggregated individual country data that informs country-level work on learners’ rights issues and informs debates on equity and participation in inclusive education. In order to make country data comparable, the Agency team and data experts identified and agreed on operational definitions for an official decision of SEN and for an inclusive setting.
For the first time, the EASIE 2018 data collection includes the typical pre-school (ISCED level 02) age range population and the upper-secondary (ISCED level 3) age range population, alongside the usual primary and lower-secondary level data.
For further information, read the EASIE Methodology Report and explore the country data tables and background information. The Cross-Country Report for the 2018 dataset is due to be published at the end of 2019.