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International Conference "Russian Education in the Mirror of the International Comparative Studies"

The conference collected the professionals from 12 countries and 31 regions of Russia. The number of the registrated participants was 145. But about 50 professionals in Mathematics and Science Education, Assessment and Measurement, and Teacher training joined the conference during its work. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation was presented by the deputy Minister Igor Remorenko and two top officers from the Department of the state policy in the sphere of general education. We had also the representatives from the Parliament, the World Bank, two large Publishing Houses (for textbook production). The largest foreign delegation was from Kazakhstan, 10 people with the President of the National Academy of Education as the leader. The main Informational agency RIA-NOVOSTI and the main newspaper for teachers reported the event to the public.

The whole conference was leaded by Victor Bolotov, the vice-President of the Russian Academy of Education.

This conference gave to the participants the opportunity not only to present the Russian TIMSS/PIRLS results and discuss our own problems, but to get acquainted with the richness of the current IEA studies (Anne-Berit Kavli), strong technical standards for IEA studies (Pierre Foy),  some approaches used in the national reports (Fumi Ginshima) and raising efficiency of the use of TIMSS/PIRLS data for managing the quality of education (Paulina Korsnakova). The results of secondary analysis of TIMSS data and significance of participation in different populations and cycles were remarkably presented by Torgeir Onstad.
 
The conference participants learned how important IEA studies for the different countries from the presentations of the national reaserch coordinators of TIMSS/PIRLS (Arsen Baghdasaryan/Armenia,  Gabriela Noveanu/Romania, Fumi Ginshima/Japan,  Nada AbuBaker Husain Ruban/UAE, Renan Rapalo Castellanos/Gonduras). They told how the IEA methodology and data were used for the national assessment.

In the conference we had the chance to present the secondary analysis works done by the professors and students of the new master program "Measurement in Education" at the National Research University "High School of Economics" (head of the program - Julia Tjumeneva, scientific leader of some projects - Martin Carnoy, Stanford University).
 
The whole event emphasized the importance of the international comparative studies data for making decisions in the sphere of education.

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19th June (Wednesday)

Programme of the International Conference

Presentations

Opening of the conference, representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science and the Russian Academy of Education Prof. Dr. Victor Bolotov, academician, vice-president of the Russian Academy of Education, President of the Eurasian Association for Educational Quality Assessment; Boris Solovyov, Head of the Department of State Policy in the field of general education at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

Plenary session. Quality management education based on objective data monitoring studies.

Chair: Prof. Dr. Victor Bolotov, academician, vice-president of the Russian Academy of Education, President of the Eurasian Association for Educational Quality Assessment.

PIRLS and TIMSS main results as the reference point for raising the quality of general education in Russia Dr. Galina Kovaleva, Director of the Center for Evaluating the Quality of Education of the Russian Academy of Education, NRC for PIRLS and TIMSS in Russia.

Galina Kovaleva
(Russian version/English version)

 

The value of IEA international studies: global and national perspectives Anne-Berit Kavli, the chair of International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training.

Anne-Berit Kavli
(Russian version/English version)

Assessment of the quality of education in Russia: national challenges Prof. Dr. Victor Bolotov, academician, vice-president of the Russian Academy of Education, President of the Eurasian Association for Educational Quality Assessment.

Victor Bolotov
(Russian version/English version)

National monitoring studies of educational achievement: support in development or another instrument of control? Almagul Kultumanova, director of the National Center for Education Statistics and Evaluation of the Ministry of Education, Kazakhstan.

Almagul Kultumanova
(Russian version/English version)

Quality standards in TIMSS and PIRLS the basis for valid and reliable data for educational decision making Pierre Foy, Director of sampling, psychometrics and data analysis of TIMSS-PIRLS International Study Center, USA.

Pierre Foy
(Russian version/English version)

Session 1. The experience in using the PIRLS results to improve reading literacy of students.

Chair: Prof. Dr. Galina Zukerman, Senior Researcher of the Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Education, international expert on the reading literacy study PIRLS; Dr. Marina Kuznetsova, Senior Researcher of the Sector of Primary Education at the Institute of Content and Methods of Education of the Russian Academy of Education.

Presentations and questions for discussion:
•  Factors for success of Russian students in PIRLS Dr. Marina Kuznetsova, Senior Researcher of the Sector of Primary Education at the Institute of Content and Methods of Education of the Russian Academy of Education.

•  Experience in using PIRLS approach to assess the reading literacy in primary school Prof. Dr. Galina Zukerman, Senior Researcher of the Institute of Psychology of Russian Academy of Education, international expert on the reading literacy study PIRLS.

•  Comparison of PIRLS-2011 results with a national study of educational achievements in Russia Dr. Marina Kuznetsova, Senior Researcher of the Sector of Primary Education at the Institute of Content and Methods of Education of the Russian Academy of Education.

•  Experience of the Russian regions in using the Pull-Push tests for assessing the reading literacy of secondary school students Lubov Riabinina, Deputy Director of the Center for Educational Quality Assessment of the Krasnoyarsk region.

•  Countries and regions sharing PIRLS experience and application of its results.

 

 

 

 

 

Marina Kuznetsova
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Galina Zukerman
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Marina Kuznetsova
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Lubov Riabinina
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Galina Zukerman, Marina Kuznetsova
(Russian version/English version)
Olga Obukhova
(Russian version/English version)
Galina Kovaleva
(Russian version/English version)

 

Session 2. The experience of the use of TIMSS results to improve the quality of science education.

Chair: Dr. Marina Demidova, Dr. Alexander Tatur, Moscow Center of Quality of Education

Presentations and questions for discussion:

•  Strong and weak points of science education in Russia as seen through TIMSS results analysis Dr. Marina Demidova, Moscow Center of Quality of Education.

•  Influence of TIMSS results on teacher training. What changes have been made in the teacher training program? Dr. Gabriela Noveanu, Institute of Educational Sciences, Curriculum Department, Romania, TIMSS and PIRLS NRC.

•  Using the experience of the international studies to develop the system of educational quality assessment for the capital city Dr. Alexey Rytov, director of the Moscow Center of Quality of Education.

•  Do Russian educational standards, textbooks, and national examinations correspond with the TIMSS framework? Dr. Valeryan Rohlov, Dr. Natalia Bogdanova, Moscow Institute of Open Education, Dr. Olga Loginova, Prosveshcheniye ublishing House.

•  Countries and regions sharing TIMSS experience and application of its results.

 

 

 

 


Marina Demidova
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Gabriela Noveanu
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Alexey Rytov
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Valeryan Rohlov

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Natalia Bogdanova
(Russian version/English version)
Olga Loginova
(Russian version/English version)

20th June (Thursday)

Sessions:

Session 3. Experience in the use of TIMSS results to improve the quality of mathematics education.

Chair: Dr. Larisa Roslova, Senior Researcher of the Department of Didactics of Mathematics at the Institute of Content and Methods of Education at the Russian Academy of Education; Dr. Oxana Pydze, Senior Researcher of the Department of Primary Education of the Russian Academy of Education.

Presentations and questions for discussion:

•  Strong and weak points of mathematics education in Russia as seen through the TIMSS results analysis Dr. Oxana Pydze, Senior Researcher of the Department of Primary Education at the Institute of Content and Methods of Education of the Russian Academy of Education.

•  Factors underlying the significant increase in the TIMSS-2011 results of the Russian eighth grade students Dr. Larisa Roslova, Senior Researcher of the Department of Didactics of Mathematics at the Institute of Content and Methods of Education of the Russian Academy of Education.

•  Problems with the teaching algebra to the Russian students and how they influence mathematics teacher education Dr. Prof. Larissa Denischeva, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Moscow City Pedagogical University.

•  How Russian educational standards, textbooks, and national examinations correspond with the TIMSS framework.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Oxana Pydze
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Larisa Roslova
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Larissa Denischeva
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Session 4. Results of the secondary analysis made by the professors and master program students at the National Research University Higher School of Economics.

Chair: Dr. Julia Tumeneva, Senior Researcher, Laboratory for the analysis of educational policy HSE, Tatjana Havenson, Researcher of the International Laboratory for the analysis of educational policy HSE.

Presentations and questions for discussion:

•  Possibilities to assess the effectiveness of education in the country with the help of comparative international studies Julia Kuzmina, analyst at the Center for Monitoring the quality of education HSE; Galina Larina, analyst at the Center for Monitoring the quality of education HSE.

•  Can international tests provide information for education politicians: a closer look at the achievements of students in Russia and its neighbors Tatjana Havenson, Researcher of the International Laboratory for analysis of educational policy HSE.

•  How can the analysis of international research help to understand the educational inequality in the country? Dr. Marina Pinskaya, Senior Researcher, Center for Social and Economic Development of HSE; Darya Shapovalova, student on "Measurements in psychology and education" master program HSE; Anna Solovyova, Trainee Researcher international laboratory for the analysis of educational policy HSE.

The first data from the comparative analysis of the results on TIMSS-2011 and PISA-2012 tests, administered to the same sample of Russian students. Dr. Julia Tumeneva, Senior Researcher, Laboratory for analysis of educational policy HSE; Alena Valdman, student on "Measurements in psychology and education" master program HSE.



 

 

 

 

 

Julia Kuzmina, Galina Larina
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Tatjana Havenson
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Marina Pinskaya, Darya Shapovalova, Anna Solovyova
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Julia Tumeneva, Alena Valdman
(Russian version/English version)

 

Plenary session. Improvement of mathematics education around the world. The experience in the use of TIMSS results.

Leaders: Prof. Dr. Victor Bolotov, academician, vice-president of the Russian Academy of Education, President of the Eurasian Association for Educational Quality Assessment;

Dr. Galina Kovaleva, Director of the Center for Evaluating the Quality of Education of Institute of Content and Methods of Education, the Russian Academy of Education, NRC for PIRLS and TIMSS in Russia

 

The development of mathematics education in Russia Dr. Alexei Semenov, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian Academy of Education, president of Moscow Institute of Open Education.

Alexei Semenov
(Russian version/English version)

The content of mathematics education and the evaluation of the results in Japan Fumi Ginshima, Department for Curriculum Research, Curriculum Research Center, National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER), NRC for TIMSS in Japan.
 

Fumi Ginshima
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Significance of TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced. Mathematics Education in Norway, Slovenia and Sweden Torgeir Onstad, University of Oslo, Department of Teacher Education and School Research, Norway, international expert in mathematics TIMSS study.
 

Torgeir Onstad
(Russian version/English version)

Panel discussion. The development of the national systems of educational quality assessment, taking into account the results of PIRLS and TIMSS studies (international, country and regional levels).

Chair: Prof. Dr. Victor Bolotov, academician, vice-president of Russian Academy of Education, President of the Eurasian Association for Educational Quality Assessment;

Dr. Igor Valdman, Head of the Laboratory of monitoring studies at the Institute of Management in Education of the Russian Academy of Education, Director of the Russian training center of the Russian Academy of Education.

 

 


 

Igor Valdman
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Why Russia participates in comparative studies of the quality of general education Dr. Igor Remorenko, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
 

Igor Remorenko
(Russian version/English version)

Raising the efficiency of the use of IEA studies results. The experience of countries. Paulina Korsnakova, Secretariat of International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA Secretariat).

Paulina Korsnakova
(Russian version/English version)

Experience of countries in participation in international IEA studies and the establishment of the national systems of education quality assessment

Arsen Bagdasaryan, Deputy Director of the Center of examinations and testing at the government of Armenia, NRC for PIRLS and TIMSS in Armenia;

Nada AbuBaker Husain Ruban, Ministry of Education, NRC for TIMSS in United Arab Emirates;

Dr. Prof. Renan Rapalo Castellanos, National university of Honduras, NRC for PIRLS and TIMSS in Honduras.

 


Arsen Bagdasaryan
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Nada AbuBaker Husain Ruban
Russian version/English version)

Renan Rapalo Castellanos
(Russian version/English version)

The exchange of experience of countries and the Russian regions in participation in IEA studies.

The summing up of the work of the conference.

Reports on the recommendations from sessions on the use of the results from the international comparative studies of the general education quality.

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