This paper examines the determinants of educational outcomes in Yaroslavl, Russia. Previous findings for this country point out that parents’ educational level and income are the main explanatory variables. To investigate these factors, in 2009 we applied a questionnaire to a random sample of two thousand ninth grade students from 65 schools. We performed a regression analysis with ordinary lest squares and Newey-West robust standard errors and probit analysis. We found that the most common explanatory variables, family resources (including cultural capital, social capital and socioeconomic status), have a small but statistically significant positive effect on educational achievements and trajectories.
The paper discusses the new requirements to the content and educational outcomes of undergraduate programmes in public administration, which were established by the Russian Ministry of education in2020. To assess the scale of changes, the author analysed the fundamental approaches to the design of educational programmes by four previously adopted national standards. As a result, an approach was proposed for selecting the list of programme courses and designing professional competences.
The article looks into the application of learner-centered approach in the assessment of learning outcomes in competence-based tertiary education and describes the prevailing principles of assessing learners’ achievements under current reforming of tertiary education in Russia, namely the principle of integrative character of assessment, the principle of criterion-based assessment, the principle of openness, the principle of reflexion and the principle of authenticity.