• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 42, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

A New Model of Testing Migrants’ Civic Competence in the Russian Federation


Objectives: The aim of this article is to give a linguistic and methodological description and check the efficiency of a new integration testing model based on the concept of migrant civic competence. The authors develop and justify the definition of this concept and study its structure and content. Methods: The experiment was focused on verification of the comprehensibility of the new migrant civic competence testing model and quality of test materials developed within its frameworks. To achieve these goals, the authors used the methods of 1. Theoretical analysis in modern testology, sociology, general didactics, interdidactics, linguodidactics, cultural anthropology, and cognitive science in accordance with the research problem; 2. Statistical data processing and 3. Interviewing testers and RFL teachers. Findings: The results of the study have confirmed that the test materials meet all the necessary requirements and the test tasks are comprehensible to the majority of migrants who take the integration exam to receive a residence permit. Based on these results, it can be concluded that the proposed model can be used to develop test materials for other categories of migrants. The observations and key findings presented in this article may be useful for testers, testologists, and teachers involved in the migrants’ training and testing system. Application: The mentioned problem requires a special attention to the testers, testologists and authorities that take part in creating the test materials.

Keywords: Civic Competence of Migrants, Fundamentals of the Russian Federation Legislation, Integration and Adaptation of Migrants, Integration Examination in Russian as a Foreign Language, Migration Policy of the Russian Federation, Permanent Residence  


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