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Table 2 Number of students for whom only a formative entry test result was available, for whom only data was available about their enrollment in a vocational program of ROC TOP, and for whom both were available

From: Cognitive skills, personality traits and dropout in Dutch vocational education

  Observed Total
Formative entry test Enrolled in vocational program Formative entry test + enrolled in vocational program
N 3592 (24.1%) 5928 (39.9%) 5355 (36%) 14.875
Female 59% 51.5% 55.5%
Age 22.9 (SD 9.3) 19.1 (SD 4.7) 21.1 (SD 7.7)
Graduated 46.3% 36.8% 41.8%
In school   15.5% 26.6% 20.8%
Dropout in first year 27.9% 29% 28.4%
Dropout total 38.1% 36.6% 37.4%
  1. The latter group is the main focus of this study. For this group and for the group enrolled but without entry test data, graduation and dropout numbers are given. The main dependent measure was first-year dropout