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Elena Kardanova

  • Tenured Professor (2018)
  • Elena Kardanova has been at HSE University since 2010.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2009

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Differential Equations, Dynamic Systems and Optimal Control
    Zhdanov Leningrad State University

  • 1992
    Associate Professor
  • 1980

    Degree in Mathematics
    Zhdanov Leningrad State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Best Teacher – 2023, 2022, 2015, 2014, 2013

  • Winner of the HSE University Best Russian Research Paper Competition – 2023

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Editorial board membership

2017: Member of the Editorial Board, Педагогические измерения.


  • 2018
    19th Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Assessment - Europe (Неймеген). Presentation: A possibility for cross - country comparisons of early reading for children starting school in Russia and in the UK
  • Seventh International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement (Перт). Presentation: Setting benchmarks of children reading development for potential comparisons across countries and cultures
  • 2017
    18th Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Assessment - Europe (Прага). Presentation: Providing Validity Evidence for the Engineering Students Professional Competences Test (evidence from Russia and China)
  • 2016
    XVII Апрельская международная научная конференция «Модернизация экономики и общества» (Москва). Presentation: Прогресс первоклассников за первый год обучения в школе: фиксация неравенства на начальной ступени образования
  • XVII Апрельская международная научная конференция «Модернизация экономики и общества» (Москва). Presentation: Оценка качества инженерного образования в элитных и неэлитных вузах России
  • 2015

    16th Annual AEA-Europe Conference (Глазго). Presentation: The challenges of equating tests between Russia and Scotland

  • 2014
    15th Annual AEA-Europe Conference (Таллинн). Presentation: Cross-cultural comparability of SAM-Math results
  • ECER 2014, Porto The Past, Present and Future of Educational Research in Europe. Presentation: Cross-cultural Comparability of Survey Data: Case of Nordic-Baltic Comparative Study"; "Measuring Heterogeneity Of The Educational System
  • 2013
    7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference INTED 2013 (Валенсия). Presentation: Academic Heterogeneity of Universities Freshmen
  • 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference INTED 2013 (Валенсия). Presentation: The results of student achievement monitoring in primary school and their connection to educational environment characteristics
  • 14th Annual AEA-Europe Conference (Paris). Presentation: Comparative Study on Mathematics Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices
  • 14th Annual AEA-Europe Conference (Paris). Presentation: Student Achievement Monitoring Toolkit (SAM): Validity and Reliability Issues
  • 2012
    4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN12) (Барселона). Presentation: New technologies of assessment: School Achievements Monitoring
  • 13th annual AEA-E Conference (Берлин). Presentation: School Achievements Monitoring Toolkit: Framework and First Results


Employment history

2010 – present

Tenured professor, Director, Center for Psychometrics and Educational Measurement, Scientific supervisor of master program "Measurement in Psychology and Education"


Novgorod State University, Associated professor  

Timetable for today

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Human Potential: Approaches to Study and Measurement Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center has summed up the results on approaches to the study and measurement of human potential

From October 18 to December 17, 2022, a series of workshops dedicated to the research on the conceptual foundations in assessment and measurement of human potential took place. Within the framework of the seminars, both theoretical classes devoted to economic and sociological approaches to the study of human capital and practical workshops on the technique of its measurement were held under the guidance of the leading researchers from the Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center and young scientists, practitioners in human development.

Study of the International Laboratory for Evaluation of Practices and Innovations in Education was included in the effectiveness research database of the Abdul Latif Jamil Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

The research of the International Laboratory of Evaluation of Practices and Innovations in Education was included in the research base of the Laboratory of Action against Poverty Abdul Latif Jamil (Poverty Action Lab, J-PAL)

IOE Ramps up R&D Partnership with Kazakhstan

The HSE Institute of Education and Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University have recently entered into a cooperation to advance research and development across an array of domains in education.

Researchers Assess Student Performance in Mathematics, Physics, and Critical Thinking

A group of researchers representing four countries summed up the results of the Supertest, a large-scale study of the academic performance of engineering students in Russia, China, India, and the United States. It is the first study to track the progress of students in computer science and electrical engineering over the course of their studies with regard to their abilities in physics, mathematics, and critical thinking and compare the results among four countries. The article about study was published in Nature Human Behavior.

Evaluating Effects of Digital Transformation on School Outcomes

Experts at IOE and Yandex have reported findings from a one-of-a-kind massive joint study that they carried out in association with Stanford and the University of California to evaluate whether and how engaging in practices of e-learning contributes to academic performance in primary school. Completing more assignments online can be specifically of aid in catching up those early-graders who fall behind on math literacy, the study suggests.

The Effect of Digitalization on School Children Calculated for the First Time

The HSE Institute of Education together with Yandex completed Russia’s first large-scale experiment assessing the impact of online technology on primary school students’ performance in school. The researchers concluded that online completion of assignments help improve mathematical literacy, particularly among underachieving students.

How IOE’s Expertise in Psychometrics Benefits Global Stakeholders

In late March, IOE hosted a closing session for a series of expert seminars on psychometric research and training that were held as part of the Russia Education Aid for Development (READ) program, a joint initiative between the Russian government and the World Bank. The forum brought together a cohort of strategists, institutional leaders, researchers and representatives of other stakeholders from India, Mongolia, Nepal, Vietnam, Armenia, and Tajikistan.

IOE to Cooperate with Educational Testing Service

IOE is soon to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation with Educational Testing Service, the world’s largest private organization in educational measurement and testing. During their recent visit to ETS Headquarters in Princeton (New Jersey, USA), IOE experts Elena Kardanova and Tatjana Kanonire met with their ETS colleagues to map out the overall scope of the upcoming cooperation and to negotiate preliminary plans in a number of specific areas.

IOE Hosts Fifth International Summer School on Applied Psychometrics

Early this August, a picturesque historic location of HSE’s ‘Kochubey Mansion’ Training Center in Saint Petersburg, Russia welcomed testing professionals from over a dozen countries for IOE’s Fifth International Summer School ‘Applied Psychometrics in Education and Psychology.’ Instruction in the School was given by world-renowned experts in measurements and test development: Dr. Linda Cook (The National Center for the Improvement of Assessment), Dr. Mary Pitoniak (Educational Testing Service), Dr. Carol Myford (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Dr. Lidia Dobria (Wilbur Wright College & University of Illinois at Chicago).

HSE Staff Members Awarded Status of Tenured Professor

On June 22, several HSE lecturers and staff members were awarded the status of Tenured Professor at a meeting of HSE Academic Council. Sixteen HSE staff members became Distinguished Professors at the Higher School of Economics for the first time.

Immeasurable Hardiness of Character

What is «grit» and why it's time to rethink it

Children of Richer Parents Do Better at School

The more books in the family and the richer and more educated the parents, the more likely it is that the children will do well at school.

Institute of Education Researchers Attend Meeting of American Educational Research Association

Elena Kardanova, the director of the Centre of Education Quality Monitoring, and Alina Ivanova, junior research fellow of the same centre, have participated in the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) held in Washington, DC. The conference dedicated to ‘Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies’ took place on April 7–12 and gathered around 14000 participants from all over the world.

IoE researchers at the AERA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

Two researchers of the Institute of Education have taken part in the AERA Annual Meeting that was held in Washington, DC on April, 7–12. Alina Ivanova, IoE postgraduate student, shares her view on five reasons to attend one of the largest conferences in the field of education research.

Publication by IOE Staff Members in International Journal

The article ‘Developing instruments to assess and compare the quality of engineering education: the case of China and Russia’ by the group of IOE staff members (Elena Kardanova, Prashant Loyalka,  Igor Chirikov, Ekaterina ENchikova) was published on the online platform of the journal ‘Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education’ issued by Taylor & Francis.

International iPIPS Research Evaluates Children’s Success — not Countries’

On October 28, the HSE Institute of Education seminar discussed international comparative research project – iPIPS (The International Performance Indicators in Primary Schools). It examines child development on enrolling in school and during their first year of studies. The research was carried out in the UK, and HSE Institute of Education specialists adapted it – and for the first time carried it out in Russia.