Territorial differences in educational achievements in geography of the students of comprehensive education institutions of the Chernivtsi region (on the example of the external independent testing (EIT) in geography)
Keywords:The External Independent Testing, quality of education, educational system, educational realities, applicant, comprehensive education institutions of the new type
During the course of its existence the External Independent Testing (EIT) has received positive recognition as an innovative element of the institutional system of Ukraine and has gained an important position in the media and public information space. The citizens acknowledge that the innovations will be aimed not only at the system of education but will also influence the life of the society in general. The attempt to introduce the nationwide independent examination in Ukraine is a conspicuous step forward which is aimed at creating equal entry conditions for every applicant for higher education institutions. But despite the fact that the discussions about the EIT are tightly interwoven with the social discourse, now there is a small amount of scientific works which include the attempts to analyse the importance of the EIT in the system of educational selection, especially from the social and geographic perspective. In our research we elucidate the role and place of the EIT in the reformation of the national educational system, analyse the social and geographic factors that influence the results of the EIT and disclose the territorial differences in the quality of knowledge of the students of comprehensive education institutions of the Chernivtsi region based on the results of the EIT in geography.