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“Biss-EvalLesen” is a comprehensive formative and summative evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of reading and diagnostics programs for elementary school children within the overall program “Education through Language and Writing” (BiSS). The design includes recommendations for further development within the program.

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Chance mirror

“Chance Mirror” is a thematic, indicator-based monographic series for use as an instrument within the school monitoring system. Using four aspects of equality, the report focus is an examination of educational equality of the German school systems in the different states.

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The aim of the project is the development of an adaptive, computer-based testing process for the measurement of readings skills and competencies of elementary grade students. Of particular importance in the instrument design is test fairness across all student groups.

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Ganz In II

The project focus is on the development of instruction in a selected subject and a subject-specific theme in one of 29 Ganz In schools, itensifying and continuing the sucessful work over the last many years. Support for the transfer process within and between schools has been increased and tranfers to other schools has been made possible.

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Comprehensive school

The research examines the conditions and progression of the establishment of “Gemeinschaftsschulen” (a type of comprehensive school in Germany). This includes school development, educational concepts, organizational and pedagogical implementation, teaching training processes in heterogeneous learning groups, development of student competencies, and psychosocial development.
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IGLU / PIRLS is an international comparative study that has examined the reading comprehension of students at the end of fourth grade every five years since 2001. In 2016, Germany participated for the fourth time.

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The study focuses on the attitudes and motivation of prospective teachers in terms of managing cultural, social, and performance heterogeneity in the classroom. Approaches are divided into cognitive, affective and behavioral components, and are understood as belonging to a teacher’s professional competence.

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Focusing reading literacy LeseDif analyses to what extent strengths and weaknesses of children who are socially disadvantaged and those with migration backgrounds are being influenced by (a) motivational characteristics of the learners and (b) quantitative and qualitative characteristics of instruction.

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The project Schule digital – der Länderindikator is an in-depth state comparison study of the use of digital media in the German school system. Included in the study is a yearly teachers’ survey with a different thematic focus each year. br />
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The National Education Panel Study analyzes educational processes in Germany. The IFS is responsible for the fourth phase (the transition from lower to upper secondary school) of NEPS.

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Cooperation between TU Dortmund University and University of Mosul. The main objective is to support the University of Mosul in times of crisis by supporting young scientific staff members and quality improvement in academic teaching.

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Sprache und Geschlecht

Language and Gender investigates possible differences in the quality of vocabulary knowledge of girls and boys. Using empirical analysis, presumed advantages girls have with words with female connotations and boys with words with male connotations will be investigated.

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StEG is a nationwide research program investigating the quantitative and qualitative development of all-day education and care in Germany. At the Dortmund location, the effects of extra-curricular learning arrangements that promote reading comprehension are studied in all-day schools as part of an intervention study.

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Teach SEG

Effective teacher education and assessment are key tasks for all modern societies. By using the digital revolution for teacher education and assessment, the innovative project proposed will significantly advance teacher training and help improve classroom instruction.

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TIMSS 2015

TIMSS is an international comparative school assessment of mathematics and science skills of students at different grade levels. In TIMSS 2015, fourth graders from Germany participated for the third time.

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