SAM – is a result of the creative efforts of a large number of professionals. Each of them invaluable contributed to the project.
We are particularly grateful to A.Volkov, V. Bolotov, Is. Froumin who initiated the search for new approaches to assessing the quality of school education, took part in the theoretical understanding of the problem, contributed to the creation of conditions for development and provision counseling and human support to the development team. The key contribution to the project from B. Hasan, who took on risky responsibility for organizing and conducting the initial level of development which was carried out by Institute of developmental psychology and pedagogy in Krasnoyarsk, should be also noted.
The biggest group of research team consists of teachers and psychologists who put their creativity to the conceptualization, design and implementation of the model SAM at different levels of development and for different subjects. We are grateful to our colleagues A. Aronov, O. Balandin, B. Vorontsov, E. Vysotskaya, A. Gilyano, S. Gorbov, A. Dorohova, V. Zaytseva, V. Zaslavskiy, O. Znamenskaya, I. Kim, C. Klevtsova, G. Kudina, V.Lvovskiy, P.Nezhnov (scientific supervisor), Z. Novlyanskaya, O. Obuhova, O. Ostroverh, L.Ryabinina, O.Sviridova, A. Skripka, O.Sokolova, T. Timkova, G. Zuckerman, T. Chaban, E. Chudinova, B.Elkonin, T. Yustus.
We would also like to note the great work of statisticians and psychometricians under the supervision of E.Kardanova. V. Ovchinnikov and V. Karpinskiy provided debugging psychometric characteristics of test materials, and assisted in the development of methods of estimation of test participants. Also we would like to thank students of MA program of Higher School of Economics “Measurement in Psychology and Education” who were involved in processing of approbations database.
At all levels of the project, we received good support from I. Efremova, Y. Efremova, Y. Koreshnikova, E. Shirshikova who helped us to solve urgent organizational problems.
Significant assistance and support of our work was provided by G. Kovaleva whose friendly and constructive criticism, as well as direct assistance in testing materials helped to formulate the basic provisions of the approach and to determine the potential of our tools. We express our gratitude to the experts – M. Zelman and M. Vasileva, as well as K. Polivanova and A. Mayorov – for the examination of SAM, valuable comments and recommendations for improvement.
Finally, it is impossible to overestimate the multilateral support that was provided to the project by The Moscow office of the World Bank and the Center for International Cooperation in Education Development (CICED).