Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Indicator 4.2.2: Participation rate in organized learning (one year before the official primary entry age), by sex

Percentage of 5 years olds enrolled in prekindergarten, kindergarten, or first or higher grade in the US

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Actual indicator available Percentage of 5 years olds enrolled in organized learning (prekindergarten, kindergarten, or first or higher grade
Actual indicator available - description Variable name Label i4_2_2_total Total i4_2_2_male Male i4_2_2_female Female i4_2_2_q1_low Lowest quintile (Q1) i4_2_2_q2_middle_low Middle low quintile (Q2) i4_2_2_q3_middle Middle quintile (Q3) i4_2_2_q4_middle_high Middle high quintile (Q4) i4_2_2_q5_high Highest quintile (Q5)
Date of national source publication October Current Population Survey, 2000 through 2016
Method of computation
Periodicity Annual
Scheduled update by national source October 2018
U.S. method of computation Weighted number of 5-year-olds enrolled divided by 5-year-old population
Comments and limitations Samples are based on CPS and are relatively small.
Date metadata updated 2017-10-13
Disaggregation geography
Unit of measurement Child
Disaggregation categories Data provided by gender and by family income quintile (lowest and higest)
International and national references
Time period October 2000 through October 2016
Scheduled update by SDG team October 2018

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Participation rate in organized learning (one year before the official primary entry age), by sex
Target name By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.
Global indicator description
UN designated tier 1
UN custodial agency UNESCO-UIS (Partnering Agencies: UNICEF, OECD)
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Organisation National Center for Education Statistics tabulation of Census Bureau Current Population Survey
Agency Staff Name Tom Snyder
Agency Survey Dataset National Center for Education Statistics tabulation of Census Bureau Current Population Survey
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Link to data source http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d16/tables/dt16_202.20.asp?current=yes opens in a new window