GENERAL SECONDARY OR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: WHAT DO NINTH GRADE COMPLETERS CHOOSE?
After the completion of the basic general education program (after the grade), Russian students must choose one of two educational trajectories: to cjntinue their general secondary education (enroll in 10th grade) or to enter a vocational education program. What do Russian schoolchildren choose& Let us examine data from the last 15 years.
Although most ninth grade completers cjntinue their general secondary education, the share of these student decreeases with each passing year. Over the past 15 years, the share of school-children that goes onto Grades 10 to 11 after completing grade nine has decreased by nine percent (from 65,2 to 56,1 percent). This is a more than twofold decrease in absolute terms.