The Centre for International Student Assessment (ZIB) joins the implementation of the PISA studies in Germany and German research on international large-scale assessments.

The Centre for International Student Assessment (ZIB) is a scientific research institution funded by the federal government and the federal states for the implementation of the PISA studies in Germany and for international comparative monitoring of education. Headquartered in Munich, ZIB is based on close cooperation between the DIPF, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) and the Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB). In addition to the implementation of the PISA study in Germany, research projects carried out at ZIB deal with further questions in connection to international comparative studies of education, so-called Large-Scale Assessments (LSA). Thus, a general interest of ZIB research is on ensuring the quality of the education system. Furthermore, the promotion of junior researchers by imparting professional and methodological knowledge is a central concern of ZIB.

The central goal is to address research questions on international large-scale assessments in the form of secondary analyses or add-on studies (e.g. validation of new measurement concepts in PISA). A further goal is to participate in international scientific committees on international large-scale assessments. Another important concern is the promotion of young researchers in the field of empirical educational research. 

Current ZIB projects at the DIPF

Completed ZIB projects at DIPF

ZIB activities of promoting junior researchers at DIPF

Duration: 2011 – 2027

Status: ongoing

Project management: Frank Goldhammer

Team: Lothar Persic-Beck, Astrid Henkel, Leonard Tetzlaff

Associates: Carolin Hahnel, Scott Harrison, Ulf Kröhne, Fabian Zehner

Further links: ZIB