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PSA Data Archive | PSCED

Philippine Standard Classification of Education (PSCED)

The 2008 Philippine Standard Classification of Education (PSCED) is a detailed classification of all educational levels in the Philippine educational system. It aims to integrate the different classification schemes being used by the various agencies, for the purpose of standardizing and facilitating the compilation of education statistics as basis for educational planning, manpower training, labor market studies and other related activities.

The PSCED is patterned after the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the purpose of assembling, compiling, and presenting education statistics, both nationally and internationally. The 2008 PSCED is the latest revision on the country’s standard educational classification and was patterned after the 1997 ISCED. The first PSCED or the 1994 PSCED was patterned after the 1976 ISCED. An updated version was released in 1997, but still based on the 1976 ISCED.

The PSCED presents a detailed classification of all educational levels in the Philippine educational system. It is useful to those responsible in compiling statistics on education, either from censuses and surveys or from administrative records. It will also serve as a guide to various users, particularly those in the academe and those involved in job placement and recruitment services as well as labor exchange programs.