Monday, 18 July 2011

External Testing Subject Content Approved for 2012

The Ministry of Education approved test contents for external independent testing (EIT) in 2012 read more

Monday, 11 July 2011

The international education conference “Higher Education in Ukraine: Internationalization, Reform, Innovation” will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 20-21, 2012

The goal of the conference is to critically assess the past, present, and future of higher education in post-Soviet Ukraine within the context of international education trends, especially within the context of European- and former Soviet- and socialist states read more

Monday, 11 July 2011

Submitting University Applications: a Photo Gallery

An Alliance USETI employee visited the Admission Commission of the National Aviation University located in Kyiv at Cosmonaut Komarov Blvd. 1 read more

Monday, 11 July 2011

Iryna Zaytseva: EIT 2011 ended without Problems

“I am very happy to announce that external independent testing (EIT) in 2011 ended without serious problems. We feel that it has ended successfully,” announced Iryna Zaytseva read more

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Russian “School Children” Expelled from MIPT

On Tuesday, June 28th, the administration of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) expelled students who took the Russian standardized test in mathematics for graduating secondary school seniors in northeastern Moscow. The students themselves asked to be expelled after the fiasco. Yuriy Samars’kyy, Academic Vice Chancellor stated that they will be eligible to re-enroll “after some time.” read more

Monday, 27 June 2011

At the MoESYS, an Operational Headquarters has been Created to Address Issues related to the 2011 Admission Campaign

Operational headquarters have been created at the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports to deal with issues related to the 2011 Admission Campaign to vocational establishments and establishments of higher education (HEIs) read more

Monday, 27 June 2011

Assistant Professor Demanding Bribes was Detained in Ternopil

In Ternopil an Assistant Professor from a local university was detained after students alleged that he demanded bribes if they wanted to receive a passing grade for the semester read more

Friday, 24 June 2011

UCEQA is Following Public Opinion Regarding EIT

The Ukrainian Center for Educational Quality Assessment (UCEQA) is carefully monitoring public opinion on how external independent testing (EIT) 2011 is organized and conducted. Cooperation between the UCEQA and the community, especially the Community Network OPORA, has been instrumental in perfecting and successfully implementing all measures and procedures related to EIT. UNN learned of this from the UCEQA press service read more

Friday, 24 June 2011

Director in Moscow Fired for Falsifications during Russia’s Nationwide Testing

A special commission handed down its first decision in connection with a scandal concerning statewide standardized testing where it was discovered that university students took the tests for some pupils in Moscow. The test organizers and school principals will be fired. Secondary school graduates involved in the scheme will not be allowed to re-take the state exam which is needed to apply to establishments of higher education read more

Friday, 24 June 2011

42 year old Woman Takes the Math Test for her Daughter in L’viv

In L’viv, a 42 year old woman came to test in place of her daughte read more

Friday, 24 June 2011

The Main Goal of Admission Campaign is to Prevent Violations—Y. Bolyubash

The main assignment of this year’s admission campaign is to prevent violations. On June 20th, Yaroslav Bolyubash, Director of the Department of Higher Education at the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports (MoESYS) made this statement during a regional meeting of Vice-Chancellors and responsible secretaries of HEI Admission Committees that have a level I-IV accredidation, reports an IA World of Education correspondent read more

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

MoESYS Finalized How to Apply to HEIs without EIT

The Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sport determined which students applying to establishments of higher education (HEIs) have the right to choose the rules by which they apply. These groups can choose to apply based on external independent testing (EIT) or on the basis of admission exams in the subjects related to the major they are applying to. The IA World of Education learned of this from the Ministry’s press service read more

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The MoESYS will Consult with Employers to Set Government Quotas

The Ministry of Education and Sciences, Youth and Sports (MoESYS) together with Ukrainian employers will submit a proposal regarding government quotas for chemistry majors in establishments of higher education (HEIs) and vocational schools read more

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

MoESYS Appeals to EIT Participants

Certain Internet sites are claiming to have answers to external independent test (EIT) questions for 2011 prepared by our establishment read more

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Likarchuk Calls the Inclusion of Secondary Grade Point Averages a Threat to Admissions

The main threat to this year’s admission campaign is the absence of a singular criterion by which to select applicants to HEIs and the unfair conditions created for applicants. The grade point averages of applicants from rural areas cannot be compared to those who studied in city schools. This fact was emphasized on May 19th during a press-conference by Ihor Likarchuk, Director of the Center for Testing Technologies and Monitoring of Education Quality, reports an IA World of Education correspondent.  read more

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Legitimate Proposals?

An expert group from the Ministry of Education, with input from student organizations, has drafted a new version of the Law of Ukraine: On Higher Education, after they spent two months revising it. Currently, student reaction is divided. Some feel that this version will be maximally effective, others point out that the Ministry has failed to fulfill its promises. The Supporters’ Point of View Students who support the proposed law invited journalists to a quiet press room at an information agency. They detailed the long but productive several months they spent to create this well written and thought out bill.  read more

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

It is not Mandatory to Include Scores from HEI Exams—Student Union

Universities will be able to add the HEI university exam score to the admission score. Anatoliy Ihnatovych, President of the National Student’s Union (NSU) informed a correspondent from IA World of Education that this was announced on May 17th during a press conference. According to the President of the NSU, HEI chancellors proposed adding the score obtained on HEI administered entrance exams to the applicant’s admission score during a public discussion of the legislation On Higher Education.  read more

Monday, 16 May 2011

The MoESYS Issued an Order Regarding an Additional EIT Session

An additional session of external independent testing (EIT) will be held from June 27th through July 5th, for those applicants who could not participate in the main EIT session for excusable reasons. The IA World of Education was informed of this by the Ukrainian Center for Educational Quality Assessment’s (UCEQA) press service.  read more

Friday, 13 May 2011

Corruption in Ukraine: From Chaotic to Systemic

Despite government assurances that they are committed to fighting corruption and bribery in Ukraine, nothing has changed. Experts believe that this is even more dangerous for the state. The problem of corruption in Ukraine was discussed at a press conference called: Is Ukraine tending towards Kleptocracy or already living in it? Iryna Bekeshkina, Director of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation states that when talking about kleptocracy in contemporary Ukraine it is worth understanding that the term is used in its most strict sense.  read more

Friday, 13 May 2011

In Ivano-Frankivs’k they have Begun Registering EIT Observers

At the Center’s press service, the IA World of Education learned that the Ivano-Frankivs’k Regional Center for Educational Quality Assessment (RCEQA) began registering citizen observers for the region’s external independent testing (EIT).  read more

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