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Teachers' Attitude towards Unified State Exam as Indicator of Student Performance and Features of Student Knowledge Assessment 1560
Sobkin V.S., PhD in Psychology, Director of the Centre of Sociology of Education, Institute of Education Management of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia, email@example.com
Belova O.V., senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology of Education, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow
The paper draws upon the outcomes of a survey of 2156 teachers to explore the specifics of teachers' attitude to the Unified State Exam (USE) as a tool for measur- ing academic performance in students, and gives and overall view of how teachers use various knowledge assessment techniques. Moreover, the specifics of the teachers' attitude to USE and to the assessment of knowledge in students is analyzed in the con- text of the influence of various social and professional factors, such as: type of school at which the teacher works, type of teaching program, the teacher's education and qualification, years in profession, and whether or not the teacher has experience in preparing students for the Unified State Exam.
Keywords: Unified State Exam, graduation examination, student preparation level, aims of student knowledge assessment, types of assessment tasks, difficulties in student knowledge assessment
Column: Experimental Research