CCL calls for national student ID system

December 12, 2007

In its report on higher ed, the Canadian Council on Learning suggests that a nationwide system of student IDs would improve measurement of PSE success by allowing more consistent tracking of dropout rates, transfers between schools, and student movement across regions.  CCL estimates that 45% of students do not complete their PSE programs, and feels that it is important to find out what happens to them and why.  Currently, BC is the only province to track student movement within the system.