Russian Scholar to Discuss School Assessment Practices

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 20, 2009 — Dr. Tatiana Ivanova of St. Petersburg, Russia, will visit Southeast Missouri State University Monday, April 27, to present a lecture entitled “Assessment in Russia, the Old, the New, the Borrowed , and the Blue” on Monday, April 27.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at noon in Scully Building Room 401.

Ivanova is a Fulbright Research Scholar at Monterey Institute of International Studies, chair of the Department of Foreign Languages of Medical Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, and a president of St. Petersburg TESOL. She participates in the major assessment project in St. Petersburg, Russia, which has led to a fundamental reform of the whole assessment system at school exit exams, with new steps now being taken towards the assessment in higher education.  Ivanova worked as an assessor of an oral portion of the exit exam and as a consultant for a written portion of the exam. A prominent scholar in her field, she has presented the results of her research at international conferences in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary and Ireland.

Ivanova’s visit to Cape Girardeau is made possible by Fulbright and TAPEMM grants and is sponsored by the Department of English, the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, and TAPEMM.

For more information, contact Dr. Irina Ustinova by e-mail at iustinova@semo.edi or call (573) 986-6872.