The OurSCHOOL survey groups several measures to examine the likelihood of school completion and, through extensive yet easy to follow analyses, the **School Completion Thematic Report **presents secondary schools with reliable, detailed data on the factors associated with student graduation from secondary school.

The first chart in the thematic report presents important information about the probability of school completion.

- The sum of the red bars represents students with a probability of school completion that is less than 50%, indicating a low probability of school completion. The chart for the example school below shows that 6% of students have a low probability of school completion.
- The sum of the yellow bars represents students with a probability of school completion between 50-70%, indicating a moderate probability of school completion. In the chart below, 7% of students have a moderate probability of school completion.
- The sum of the green bars represents students with a probability of school completion that is greater than 70%, indicating a high probability of school completion. In the chart below, 87% of students have a high probability of school completion.

When added together, the percentages from each category account for 100% of the students at a school. This means that each student has either a low, moderate, or high probability of school completion.

### Five Types of Students

A graph displaying the percentage of students considered either Engaged, Disconnected, Disengaged, Struggling or Alienated is featured in the School Completion Thematic Report. Each category represents a student profile related to school completion, with varying levels of academic achievement, engagement, and mental health as described within the report.

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### Indicators of School Completion

The figure below displays the percentage of students with a positive sense of belonging (vertical axis) by their probability of school completion (horizontal axis). Low levels of social engagement are a common characteristic of all students at risk of dropping out.

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In this school, 80% of students with a high probability of school completion have a positive sense of belonging.

Alternatively, more than 30% of students with a moderate probability of school completion have a positive sense of belonging.

Also, less than 20% of students with a low probability of school completion have a positive sense of belonging.

Similarly, figures for students with a high expectation of success, grades of B or higher, school advocacy by probability of school completion, can all be interpreted in the same fashion.

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Each section of the **School Completion Thematic Report** provides invaluable information that can be used to help schools focus on students at risk of drop-out. Equipped with this powerful school-level data, teachers and administrators can take the next steps to support students through to graduation.

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