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Education Equity in the Russian Federation : Summary Report (English)

This report outlines the findings from an analysis of inequity in Russian pre-university education. The report seeks to answer to the following questions: what is the magnitude of educational inequity in Russia and what are its sources; what practices might potentially tackle inequity in Russian schools; and what are the potential economic benefits to the Russian Federation of dealing with educational inequities. The report uses data from standardized international assessments to compare Russian performance with other countries. The study uses the latest quantitative methods including a machine learning model to understand the dynamics connecting social inequity and inequity in educational outcomes. Further, the report examines the prevention and remediation measures by looking at the resilient schools in Russia and identifies the factors of schools’ resiliency. This part includes assessment and the regional case study on the access, quality, and equity in Early childhood development (ECD) in The Sakha Republic (Yakutia) and in Tomsk Oblast and the analysis of the resilient schools and factors of success, including the management, pedagogy and school surroundings. Finally, a brief part of the report depicts the positive effects on economic growth from investments to bring up the low performing students to an average level of performance. The report summarizes the five analytical papers. The five papers include: 1. Good Performance and Getting Better: Comparative Education Equity in Russia; 2. Social Equity, Vocational School and Educational Performance; 3. Collaborative Problem Solving Skills; 4. Resilient Schools; and 5. Short Note on the Economic Value of Improvement in Education Equity.




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Shmis,Tigran Parandekar,Suhas D.

Education Equity in the Russian Federation : Summary Report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.