Rosobrnadzor carried out an experiment in independent verification of students ‘ knowledge

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotovakschool. Archival photoRosobrnadzor carried out an experiment in independent verification of students ‘ knowledge© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

The Federal service for supervision in education and science held the fourth stage of the experiment by testing the independent evaluation of knowledge of University students, reported the press service of the Ministry.

«Independent experts evaluating knowledge of students, has revealed flaws in the programs, test materials and in some cases, differences in estimates by teachers of the University», — is spoken in the message.

According to the study, almost one third of all exams (86 of 331) evaluation of the examiners and independent experts differed. It turned out that often points students overstatement. In a number of universities level of objectivity was below 75%.

«An independent evaluation of students’ knowledge is a kind of external audit of the quality of training and actual competence of students. An objective picture of the project’s outcomes in the first year allows the University and students to carry out work on the bugs for further successful development of educational programs», – explained the purpose of the project the Deputy Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation – the head of Rosobrnadzor Sergey Kravtsov.

It is noted that the objectivity of the testing was provided by independent experts – teachers of the corresponding profile, not consisting in labour relations with the University where the experiment is carried out, the exams were conducted in the traditional form. Instructions on the organization of the experiment was developed by the service.

In the fourth stage of the experiment for objective evaluation of students took part over 5,5 thousand students from 115 universities in 55 regions of the country. Most higher education institutions participated in the project again. So, in the participants included 60 universities Ministry of education and science, 14 universities, Russian Ministry of health, 6 universities Ministry of agriculture, 11 private universities and other founders. The greatest number of higher education institutions and students represented Moscow (12 universities), St. Petersburg (6 universities), Chelyabinsk region (4 universities), Voronezh oblast (5 universities), Rostov oblast (5 universities). The experiment lasted from 2015.