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Ukrainian Center for Educational Quality Assessment

External independent evaluation or External independent testing (EIT, external testing, ET) - examinations for admission to universities in Ukraine. Complex organizational procedures (first - testing) aims to determine the level of academic performance of secondary schools during their admission to higher education. The purpose of external evaluation: improving public education and implementation of Ukraine's constitutional rights to equal access to quality education, monitoring of compliance with the State Standard of secondary education and the analysis of the education system, predict its development. The results of external testing results are counted as a state of final attestation and the results of entrance examinations to higher educational institutions. Since 2004, with the support of international NGOs and external testing system is formed in Ukraine. Provision of external evaluation carried out by the Ukrainian Center for Educational Quality Assessment in partnership with local education authorities, Regional Institute of Postgraduate Education, educational institutions.

Some test can be conducted in a minority language; Polish, Hungarian, Russian, Moldavian, Romanian or Crimean Tatar.[1]



Subject 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Ukrainian language                      
Ukrainian Literature        
History of Ukraine                      
World History                
World Literature                      
Foreign language (English, German, French or Spanish)                      
Russian language                      

  — was not conducted;
  — conducted selectively;
  — for all university entrants


Ukraine has made an attempt to introduce testing of secondary schools. Due to a number of factors attempt failed.


Center for Testing Technology International "Renaissance" in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine conducted 200 tests, which was attended by first year students in higher education. The purpose of this project - testing of tests and development of technology management.


Center for Testing Technology International "Renaissance" in cooperation with the Ministry of Education have tested in mathematics and history 3121 670 graduate schools of Ukraine. Four universities have started to count the test results as preliminary tests. At the request of students in secondary schools test results rank as a state final certification.


Center for Testing Technologies International "Renaissance" in cooperation with the Ministry of Education tested 4485 high school graduates bridge Kiev, Donetsk, Lviv, Kharkov, Odessa of math, Ukrainian language, history, economy.

The 31 higher educational institutions were decisions on admission test results as preliminary tests.

25 August adopted Resolution Ukraine Cabinet of Ministers "Some aspects of the introduction of external assessment and monitoring of the quality of education." This document provides: held in 2006, the testing technology EIT educational achievements of graduates of general secondary education, in 2007 – 2008 years - make the introduction of UPE educational achievements of graduates who wish to join Universities.


President Viktor Yushchenko decree on July 4 instructed Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for 2005 – 2006 years to make the transition to conduct preliminary tests to higher education institutions by EIT.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in law № 1312 on December 31 was established Ukrainian Center for Educational Quality Assessment and found that UPE schools dosyahen graduates of general secondary education, who found bazhannnya join Universities is a state final certification and introductory trial to these institutions.

Being tested 10,030 students from 1567 schools in Ukraine.


In the State Budget of Ukraine | State Budget of Ukraine in 2006, the first provided the funds for implementation of UPE and monitoring the quality of education.

Begins its activity Ukrainian Center for Educational Quality Assessment. Created 8 regional centers otsnyuvannya quality education.

Being tested 41,818 secondary school graduates, which involved 6 300 instructors, 700 examiners.


After 2005, all university, subordinated to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine rank the results of external testing.

2007 external testing was performed as the test with Ukrainian language, math, History (History of Ukraine and World History).

External independent evaluation Chemistry, biology, Physics was carried out only for school leavers Kharkiv district.

Testing of the Ukrainian language took place on 21 April, chemistry, physics and biology - April 26, math and history - April 28.


From 2008, the external independent evaluation is a prerequisite of entry to higher education. 2008 independent external evaluation is carried out with such items:

  • Ukrainian language and literature;
  • History of Ukraine (from ancient times to the present);
  • World History (from ancient times to the present );
  • Foreign Literature;
  • Chemistry;
  • Physics;
  • Biology;
  • Mathematics;
  • Economic fundamentals;
  • Basics of jurisprudence;
  • Geography.

After the arrival of the new Minister of Education and Science Ivan Vakarchuk appropriate order number from the 1171 25 December 2008 was determined Ukrainian language as a single, which can make the external evaluation, and those who studied minority languages (Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Crimean, Moldovan/Romanian) will be given a short vocabulary of terms translated into Ukrainian.[2] This caused outrage and concern among minority groups, including Russian and Hungarian Ukraine. In the Crimea there were mass protests for the right to make tests online. This position was supported by some officials of Ukraine, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Crimea Anatoliy Hrytsenko sent a written request to the Ministry of Education of Ukraine to Crimea testing was conducted online.

In general, under the substantive session of the external evaluation, which lasted from April 22 to June 4 was written 997 000 897 tests. To test participants working 4600 test points, which housed 81,000 audiences. The average turnout for testing was 76%.[3]


1 November 2008 university announced for EIT certificate required for admission to certain areas of training. Drawing substantive session SET cut in two weeks, so it went on May 6 to 5 June 2009, you can register with 1 December 2008 year. In addition, that year was reduced to eight the number of items from which the testing was conducted in foreign literature, basic economy, basic law, world history was excluded. Instead, graduates were able to pass the tests in foreign Language English, German, Spanish or French. Graduates could choose not to lease 3 and up to five items EIT. Testing of the Ukrainian language and literature continue left compulsory for all graduates. Starting this year, the submission of applications to the university can be monitored online Also in 2009, the possibility remains up tests six languages national minorities of Ukraine. Preparation courses at universities no longer allow non-competition entrance in university.[4][5]


This year, ending several years of transition period during which the test could pass one of seven languages. A decree to improve instruction in Ukrainian national minorities in schools, so EIT for the first time held merely Ukrainian. To ensure the rights of national minorities will be provided dictionary and the translation of key terms that will be used in the tests. [6] However, Crimean parliament are June 18, 2008, the turned to Supreme Soviet and Cabinetof Ministers with a request to conduct an independent external testing Crimea school graduates enrolled in languages of national minorities in these languages also after 2009 year. However, the decision of the Ministry remains unchanged.[7] The main testing session will be held in June (2 to 23). Graduated Every school should be tested in the Ukrainian language and literature, and the choice of math or history.

  • 2, 3, 4 June: Ukrainian language and literature
  • June 7: Foreign Language
  • June 9: Biology
  • 11 June: Geography
  • 14, 15 June: Mathematics
  • 17, 18 June: History of Ukraine
  • 21 June: Chemistry
  • 23 June: Physics[6]


In 2011, an external evaluation for those wishing to become university students conducted the following subjects: Ukrainian language and literature, history of Ukraine, mathematics, biology, geography, physics, chemistry, Russian language, one foreign language (optional): English, German, French, Spanish.

The external evaluation of the Ukrainian language and literature is required for all applicants.

The results of the external assessment will be counted as entrance examinations to higher educational institutions for education and professional training programs vocational and Bachelor (and Master of Medical and Veterinary Medical direction) .

Tests for external assessment of Ukraine's history, mathematics, biology, geography, physics, chemistry will be translated in Crimean Tatar, Moldavian, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Hungarian.
November 10, 2011 began a registration trial testing EIT, which lasted until 10 December 2011 inclusive.[8]

  • 2 and 3 June: Ukrainian language and literature;
  • June 6: foreign languages (English, German, French, Spanish);
  • 8 June: Mathematics;
  • 10 June: Russian;
  • 14 June: Biology;
  • 16 June: History of Ukraine;
  • 20 June: Physics;
  • 22 June: geography;
  • June 24: chemistry.[9]


In 2012, in the subjects, which carries EIT added world history. In addition, the maximum number of items that sit on EIT applicants dropped to four. No other significant changes have occurred, remains binding assembly assessment of applicants Ukrainian language and literature. Other items depend on the chosen specialty. It should also be noted that due to the conduct of Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine SET 2012 held about a month before usual.

  • 15 May: Chemistry;
  • 17 May: Russian;
  • 19 May: geography;
  • May 21: May 22: Mathematics;
  • 24 May: World History;
  • 26 May: foreign languages (English, German, French, Spanish );
  • May 28, May 29: Ukrainian language and literature;
  • May 31, June 1: History of Ukraine;
  • June 5: Physics;
  • 7 June: Biology.
  • 4–11 July: makeup session EIT.[10]


August 13, 2012 it was announced that the list of items for compiling external evaluation to be completed world literature.

  • 3 June: Chemical
  • 5, 6 June: Ukrainian language and literature;
  • June 8: foreign languages (English, German, French, Spanish );
  • 10 June: Russian;
  • 12, 13 June: Mathematics;
  • 15 June: geography;
  • 17 June: World History;
  • 19, 20 June: History of Ukraine;
  • 22 June: Physics;
  • 25 June: Biology;
  • 27 June: World Literature.
  • 4–11 July: makeup session EIT.[11]


  • 3 June: foreign languages (English, German, French, Spanish );
  • 5, 6 June: Ukrainian language and literature;
  • 10 June: Russian;
  • 12 June: Mathematics;
  • 14 June: geography;
  • 16 June: Biology;
  • 18 June: Physics;
  • 20 June: History of Ukraine;
  • 23 June: Chemistry;
  • 25 June: World History;
  • 27 June: World Literature.
  • 4–11 July: makeup session EIT.


  • Despite the fact that the person who is testing allowed for testing upon presentation of a passport, this protection was ineffective to prevent test taking another person. For example, a graduate student from the University of Lviv for a fee agreed in 2008 to make a test of the Ukrainian language and literature at the graduate school of one of Dnipropetrovsk. Rigging was found.[12]
  • Annual change the rules of admission to universities.
  • In case of errors that occur are not very rare, applicants may be admitted their scores. Because of this act to university entrants this fails.


  • Creation of conditions for equal access to education for all, regardless of financial means
  • Objectivity (not always the case. Example, when checking their statements is a human factor)
  • Dealing with corruption at the local level, but the emergence of global corruption.
  • Getting closer to European standards


  1. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Russian) The UPE in Kharkov enlisted an unusual entrant, SQ (16 March 2016)
  2. ^ Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine - Order of 25.12.2007 N 1171
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  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2014-02-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ a b
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  8. ^ Registration on trial SET-2011
  9. ^ Schedule of SET-2011
  10. ^ Ukrainian Center for Educational Quality Assessment
  11. ^ Ukrainian Center for Educational Quality Assessment
  12. ^ Ukrainian Pravda. Life." From my own experience: As I have written tests rather than graduate." Retrieved May 20, 2009