Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a monitoring study of the quality of education, which answers the question “do students 15 years of age who have completed secondary education achieve knowledge and skills that they need to effectively function in modern society?”. The study is conducted every three years since 2000. In 2015 the main focus was on science literacy and identify trends in the development of science education in the world in recent years.
Russia takes part in PISA from the first cycle and since then has never refused to participate (RF participated in cycles 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015). It gives a complete and stable picture of the dynamics of changes in the level of competence of 15 year olds. This study is part of the Federal target program of education development. Sampling in PISA 2015 included 6036 Russian students 15 years of age from 210 educational institutions 42 regions of Russia.
In 2000 from all 43 countries participating in the monitoring Russia was on the 41st place with 462 points. In 2003, when the focus of the study was on mathematical literacy, in the overall ranking of 41 countries Russian Federation was at 35th place. In 2006, Russia was ranked number 36 of the 58 countries participated. The average score of the Russian Federation has improved slightly and amounted to 479 points. In 2009, the results of the Russian Federation in PISA deteriorated.
The participation of the Russian Federation in PISA-2012 were much better than in previous cycles. The results improved not only in the overall ranking, but also greatly increased in the number of students at the level at which they apply the skill in practice, as well as at the level of “elite” – 5th, and 6th. According to this indicator Russia was ahead of the median for all countries.
In 2015 (comparing to the previous cycle in the 2012 study)the average results of the Russian pupils 15 years of age increased:
- in mathematical literacy by 12 points (from 482 to 494 points)
- in reading literacy by 20 points (from 475 to 495 points).
Results of Russian students in scientific literacy practically has not changed.
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- MGPU hosted 7th National Symposium “Contemporary education: experience, innovations, perspective” took place in Sochi 03.10.2019
- Round table: “Education quality assessment based on international experience in frames of “Contemporary school” federal project” was held on September 30 01.10.2019
- 4th National research-and-practice conference: “Effective models to manage professional development of the heads of educational institutions of Russian Federation on a competency-based approach concerning regional features” was held in Moscow 27.09.2019
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- An All-Russian conference “Managing internal education quality assessment system in modern schools” will be held 09-11 October 2019 in Moscow 20.09.2019
- Short-term training “Learning assessments: How to use data for policy making purposes” will take a place in Paris on October 2-4 2019 18.09.2019
- Moscow hosted V International conference “21-st century schooling: soft skills development and assessment” on August 29 09.09.2019
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