Viktor Bolotov1
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

The Past, Present, and Possible Future of the Russian Education Assessment System

2018. No. 3. P. 287–297 [issue contents]

Viktor Bolotov — Doctor of Sciences in Pedagogy, Tenured Professor, President of the Euroasian Association for Educational Assessment. E-mail: vikbolotov@yandex.ru

The article describes the key stages in the development of the education quality assessment system in Russia: certification of educational institutions, participation in international comparative studies, implementation of the Unified State Examination (USE) and Basic State Examination (BSE), and the emergence of a community of education assessment experts. The most urgent goals in the development of the Russian education assessment system are seen to be switching to competency-oriented USE and BSE (with the subject-specific component preserved), developing national monitoring studies to compare education quality among regions and municipalities, tracing the socialization patterns of school graduates, elaborating various models of inclass and in-school assessment, and providing tools to measure the individual progress of students. Meanwhile, the lack of competent interpretation of measurement results appears to be the main challenge in education quality assessment.

Citation: Bolotov V. (2018) Proshloe, nastoyashchee i vozmozhnoe budushchee rossiĭskoĭ sistemy otsenki kachestva obrazovaniya [The Past, Present, and Possible Future of the Russian Education Assessment System]. Voprosy obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, no3, pp. 287-297.