Quality of Universities Admission Based on External Independent Assessment in Ukraine

Quality of Universities Admission Based on External Independent Assessment in Ukraine

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Quality of Universities Admission Based on External Independent Assessment in Ukraine

Universities admission in Ukraine is based on External Independent Assessment (EIA) of candidates starting from 2008. EIA implementation process was extremely sensitive from political point of view. Sociological research demonstrated strong cutting of corruption in higher education admission system and consequently growth or resistance of some circles around higher education.Research was focused on three following aspects:♦, Predictive validity of EIA for student’,s studies in university♦, Fairness of universities admission based on EIA♦, Public opinion about universities admission reform.Research was based on data of 2008 and 2009, 25 universities from all regions submitted first-year studentgrades in 2008-2009. Main results:1.Predictive validity (PV) of EIA equals 0,52 (Spearman correlation). PV is better for law students, social science students and much lower for engineering.2.Fairness is fine for all social groups except of school graduates 2008 and earlier.3.Students and school teachers strongly support the universities admission reform while university ,professors and especially rectors are more critical.Methodology of research seems to be recognized by Ukrainian society as rather qualified. Authors are going to develop methodology and technique for longitude monitoring of the quality of universities admission ,based on EIA.

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