The laboratory’s activity focuses on the research in the field of the quality assessment of the teacher’s professional activity and opportunity to create a path of professional development.

The main fields of the laboratory’s research:

  1. Developing the procedure of assessment of the teacher’s professional activity that makes possible to reveal the teacher’s professional competence. The procedure of assessment allows to understand either the teacher’s professional competence or the teacher’s strengths and the points of future professional development. At the moment, 160 teachers from 17 Moscow educational institutions have taken part in this project, more than 3 000 responders have been interviewed.

You can find more about the project and take part in the discussion on the online-resource .

  1. Development and implementation of the certification procedure for graduate students of teacher training institutions. The procedure aims to assess the professional potential of the future teacher and to define his/her abilities to perform professional activity. 400 graduate students of Moscow City University have taken part in the procedure of certification. Developing maintenance and methodical support of participants of the certification procedure “Moscow Teacher”.
  2. Developing the contents of the competency standard “Teacher of secondary and senior secondary school” within the Worldskills Experts’ community on the competence “Teacher of secondary and senior secondary school” has been formed. 7 University Championships have been held with the participation of the laboratory experts.

The laboratory annually holds the contest for teachers’ teams “Polyhedron” within the frames of the initiative direction of research on the cooperation of MCU with Moscow schools. The contest has an aim to develop innovative activity at modern school, create conditions for revealing creative abilities, intellectual potential and team work of the teachers. 41 teams of 180 teachers have taken part in the contest since 2016.

The laboratory supervises the Master’s programs “Assessment and monitoring of educational results in a system of general education” and “The general education quality assessment system management”, organizes professional internships for students on the base of structural subdivisions of the Federal Education and Science Supervision Service.

Anastasia Belolutskaya

Post: Head of the Laboratory of Professional Development in Education
Academic credentials: Candidate of Psychological Sciences

Irina Krishtofik

Leading Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Professional Development in Education
Candidate of Education Sciences, Associate Professor


Tatiana Scherbakova

Senior Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Health Promotion in Education
Candidate of Sciences (PhD) in History


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