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Prof. Dr. Eckhard Klieme

  Klieme Direktor/-in


Educational Quality and Evaluation

Department of Educational Quality and Evaluation

Schloßstraße 29
60486 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0)69-24708-107



Curriculum Vitae


Honorary Professor in the CEM Centre, Durham University

2010 Science award "Society needs Science", granted by Stifterverband
2008/09 Visiting Scholar at the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CRESST), University of California, Los Angeles and at the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto
2007-2011 Co-ordinator SIG  “Educational Effectiveness“ of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, EARLI
2006 Tenure was offered at Zurich University (successor to Professor Dr. Helmut Fend)
2004-2008 Director of DIPF
since 2001 Professor (C4/W3) for Educational Science at the Goethe University and at the same time director of the “Center for Research on Educational Quality and Evaluation“ at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) in Frankfurt a.M.
1998-2001 Academic staff member at the Max-Planck-Institute for Educational Research with the research domains of educational science and education systems, Berlin
1992-1997 Member of the Board of  Directors of the Institut für Bildungsforschung e.V., IBF [Institute for Educational Research], Bonn
1986-1989 Lecturer at the Institute for Psychology at Bonn University
1983-1997 Academic staff member at the Institute for research on testing and giftedness of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes [German National Academic Foundation], Bonn
2000 Educational Science habilitation, Free University, Berlin
1988 Dr. phil. in Psychology, Bonn
1981 Dipl.-Psych., Bonn
1978 Dipl.-Math., Bonn

Current activities and fields of research

Fundamental research

  • Instructional quality, school effectiveness and school development
  • Measurement and assessment of student achievement (large scale assessment, formative assessment)
  • Evaluation in education
  • International comparative educational research

Applied research and development:

  • Member of the national consortia for PISA 2000, 2006 and 2009, of the international and national expert group for “problem solving“ - PISA 2003, of the international consortium and the international expert group on questionnaires - PISA 2009
  • Co-author of the OECD teacher survey TALIS (Teaching and Learning International Survey) (since 2005)
  • Representative for Germany in the International Association for the Evaluation of Student Achievement (IEA) (since 2008)
  • Member of the expert group for the project  “Assessing and Teaching 21st Century Skills” (since 2009)
  • Advising/counselling the federal government and Länder states on issues of educational monitoring, for instance by the expertise „Zur Entwicklung nationaler Bildungsstandards“ [On the development of national educational standards] (main author, 2003)

Manager of research projects (selection)

  • Use and effects of measuring competencies in mathematical learning and teaching processes (DFG project within the priority programme, since autumn 2007)
  • PISA 2009/Germany (since April 2007)
  • National educational report and research on indicators (consortial project on behalf of the KMK and BMBF, 2006-2008)
  • Study on the Development of All-day Schools (StEG) (since 2004)
  • In-depth comparison of education systems of selected PISA countries (international project on behalf of the BMBF, 2002-2003)
  • DESI (Assessment of student achievement in German and English as a Foreign Language, on behalf of the KMK, 2001-2006)
  • Instructional quality and mathematical understanding in different cultures; project (Kl 1057/3) in the DFG priority programme on educational quality (2000-2006)

Teaching priorities

  • Empirical research methods
  • Research on school quality and school development
  • Assessing competencies and achievement

Positions held in committees and journals (selection)

  • Initiator and speaker of the DFG [German Research Foundation] priority programme “Models of competencies for the assessment of individual learning outcomes and the evaluation of educational processes” (in collaboration with D. Leutner, since 2007)
  • Scientific Board member of the “Center for Research on Individual Development and Adaptive Education (IDeA)” of the DIPF and Goethe University in Frankfurt a.M. (since 2008)
  • Speaker of the working group for empirical educational research (AEPF) and of the section “Empirical educational research” of the German Society for Educational Science, DGfE  (2003-2006)
  • Co-Initiator of the DFG priority programme ”Educational Quality  of Schools“ (1999)
  • Member of the Foundation Council of the Leibniz Institute for Science Education, Kiel
  • Member of the Advisory Board at the Institute for Educational Research, Innovation and Development in Austrian Schools (bifie), Salzburg
  • Advisory Board Member of the PIAAC study for Germany
  • Co-author of the „Zeitschrift für Pädagogik“ [Journal for Education] (since 2004) and member of the editorial board (since 2005)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the “International Journal of Research & Method in Education” (since 2004)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the „Zeitschrift für Entwicklungpsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie“ [Journal for Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology] (ZEPP) (since 2008)


Publications (DIPF database of publications)

last modified Mar 07, 2015