Perseverance in Estrie

Perseverance is central to school success.

Youth need to know that there is a future for them, there is hope, and the way that they find their place is by staying in school, graduating, and earning a diploma or qualification. School perseverance is, therefore, the best approach to encourage young people to pursue their studies and succeed. 

Determinants of school perseverance and educational success

Determinants of school perseverance and educationa success are grouped into four categories of factors:

1. Personal factors

  • Self-control and social and behavioural conduct
  • Association with peers
  • Nutrition and physical activity
  • Tobacco, alcohol and drugs
  • School/work balance
  • Feelings of depression
  • Self-esteem
  • School performance in reading, writing and mathematics
  • Motivation and engagement
  • Educational and career aspirations

2. School factors

  • Student-teacher relationship 
  • Pedagogical and educational practices
  • Management practices
  • Support for students having difficulty
  • School climate

3. Family factor

  • Value placed on education and parental involvement

4. Social (community) factors

  • Neighbourhood of residence
  • Community resources

Portrait of school perseverance in Estrie

Graduation and qualification rates after 7 years of secondary school (public sector)

2014-2021: 75,4%
2013-2020: 78,8%
2012-2019: 77,3%
2011-2018: 78,2%
2010-2017: 75,2%

Exit rates without a qualification or diploma (school dropout rates) (public sector)

2018-2019: 20,7%
2017-2018: 17,5%
2016-2017: 17,9%
2015-2016: 17,3%
2014-2015: 20,2%

Portraits of educational success in Estrie

In order to take steps in favour of school perseverance and educational success in Estrie, the Projet PRÉE — now R3USSIR —, in collaboration with the Centre d’Étude des COnditions de vie et des BESoins de la population (ÉCOBES), has enhanced its 2022 portraits of Estrie. These now include a regional portrait, a fact sheet presenting the determinants of school perseverance and educational success, and a portrait for each of the seven MRCs (administrative regions as they were on June 30, 2021).

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