Specialists of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) presented the data from a survey of Russians about school portfolios. According to the results obtained, of those who have schoolchildren in their families, 50 per cent are aware of school portfolios and 50 per cent have never heard about this format for recording students’ achievements.
Almost two-thirds of respondents who have school-age children in their families (60 per cent) feel positive about the idea of creating a federal digital service for storing in electronic form the portfolio of every student starting from the fourth grade, while 31 per cent of the surveyed do not approve of the idea.
According to those who have schoolchildren in their families, among the advantages of this idea are the availability of the portfolio in electronic form (12 per cent), the safety of information (11 per cent), and confidence in the fact that a portfolio will not be lost (10 per cent). Among the drawbacks of the idea of an electronic portfolio for schoolchildren is the risk of data theft (16 per cent), the danger of access to data by unauthorized persons (11 per cent), and the risk of programme failure (6 per cent).
In turn, about a third of Russians who have schoolchildren in their families (31 per cent) consider the electronic format of storing schoolchildren’s portfolios to be reliable and safe, while 57 per cent are afraid that the electronic service could be hacked and data stolen.