In 2020 the project will cover about 250 schools in more than 20 regions of the country. And next year it is planned to expand. What will be done for each lagging school? Its staff should receive the leaders with extensive experience, Methodists, and highly qualified teachers and mentors. Plus – to work in such schools will also attract students from the teacher training institutions.

Teachers in underperforming schools will actively establish contacts and networking with the best educational institutions within the region. And that’s not all. The project will allow to organize in the region, “creative teaching lab” at school, to improve the skills of teachers, to introduce the project, research and creative work in underperforming schools.

As noted by the Minister of education Sergey Kravtsov, the practice is a recognised tool to help schools around the world. First of all, in countries with very successful education systems.

both international And Russian research shows the importance of working with schools and pupils experiencing difficulties, – says Sergey Kravtsov. – The project will allow us to provide targeted, quality support and to find those mechanisms, which schools really need and that will work. Including the project “500+” in the national project “Education”, we will be able to send to these schools and infrastructural support. We have an experienced research teams who worked on this program and will accompany its implementation, there is an understanding of the staffing needs for these schools, there are mechanisms to connect young talents – future teachers of senior students. All this complex work on which we must build.

the Project “500+” is designed to help achieve the global objectives outlined in the presidential decree – joining Russia among the 10 leading countries in quality of General education, notice to the Department.

by the Way, according to the international study PISA, Russia is approximately 32 in the world in functional literacy – that is, in terms of “not only know, but to be able to apply this knowledge”. Average of mathematical, reading and scientific literacy among Russian school gaining 478-488 points out of 1000 possible.

the name of the project “500+” reflects the challenge of achieving functional literacy in every school, that is the achievement of school level of training of pupils, corresponding to scores above 500 on a scale of PISA – explained in the Ministry of education.