Education refers to the degree to which an individual has completed various levels of schooling or formal education. This could include public, private, or technical school or an extracurricular course or apprenticeship.

Constructs Related to this Domain

Early Childhood Education and Development

A child’s access to and quality of educational services and its effect on their early development.

High School Graduation

The rate at which individuals complete high-school level education or equivalency (i.e. GED) and graduate. 

Higher Education

An individual’s access to and quality of higher education. Factors could include rate of enrollment or unenrollment, early dropouts, or length of extended enrollment in continuing study (e.g. graduate programs).


An individual’s ability to speak and communicate with others. Factors could include difficulties faced by speakers of foreign languages.

Literacy and Health Literacy

Literacy refers to the ability to read and write with proficiency. Health Literacy refers to the personal characteristics and social resources needed for individuals and communities to access, understand, appraise and use information and services to make decisions about health.

Vocational Training

Education that prepares people to work in various jobs, such as a trade, craft, or as a technician. Vocational training is sometimes referred to as career education or technical education.

Tool Ratings

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Tools Assessing Education - Psychometric Quality Ratings