The National Institute for the Quality of Education (NIKO) was created to improve the effectiveness of Russian education, its quality and global competitiveness, provide a reliable basis for the country's socio-economic development and strengthen its status as a leading global power. As an independent non-profit organization, the National Institute for the Quality of Education is designed to provide Russian politicians, government officials, educational authorities, teachers, and other participants in educational relations with the opportunity to make informed decisions in the field of education, socio-cultural and socio-economic development of the country quality and reliability. The National Institute for the Quality of Education develops scientifically based and proven effective solutions, products and services in the field of education that promote: -improving the quality of education of Russian citizens and the development of their professional competencies; -improving the quality of educational activities in organizations that carry it out; -improving the quality of education management at all levels: federal, regional, municipal, institutional and others. The National Institute for the Quality of Education unites the efforts of the best scientists and experts of domestic and world education to obtain the highest quality data and solutions. The Institute conducts independent research and development with the help of the best world-class methodological tools, conducts examination and review of research results with the assistance of external experts and professional communities. The approach to solving problems implemented by the institute is based on rigorous and confirmed scientific data, which makes it possible to exclude deliberate distortion of information by interested parties. The National Institute for the Quality of Education is committed to the public good and opens up the results of research and development to a wide range of citizens of the country, not just experts and scientists. Research reports are available for reading from the Institute’s website for free. Purpose of the institute - promoting the quality of education and professional development of citizens of Russia and other countries; - provision of services, performance of work, production and sale of goods in the field of education, science and professional development. Institute tasks 1. Research - Implementation of fundamental and applied research and experimental activities in the field of education and the development of professional competencies, as well as in the field of education, social support and social protection of students of educational organizations (hereinafter referred to as Educational organizations), employees of the educational sphere; in the sphere of sociocultural integration of citizens of the country (hereinafter jointly - in the field of education); - Realization of short-term and long-term projects for studying child development, human development at other stages of life; -Monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of systems in the field of education at different structural levels, including the effectiveness of the activities of educational organizations, municipal educational systems, regional, federal, etc., organizations operating in the field of education, social support and social protection students of educational organizations; - Research on regulatory issues in the field of education at all levels. including study of the compliance of the educational activities implemented with current regulatory requirements -Evaluation of the effectiveness of investment activities in the field of education, including the effectiveness of public and private investments in various social and educational projects, investment efficiency of educational systems; -Investigation of problems of management systems operating in the field of education; - Investigation of the effectiveness of pedagogical activity, the promotion of the organization of the intraorganizational assessment system, the external assessment system of organizations working in the field of education; -Investigation of the effectiveness of self-study, self-education and other forms of learning and self-development; -Research of scientific approaches, theories, methodologies, technologies, methods and practices in the field of education; - Ensuring the quality control of all research and monitoring; - Implementation of research projects, monitoring and evaluation projects, other projects at the request of organizations operating in the field of education, education authorities.