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National Report on Education

The portal provides the complete National Reports on Education for the years 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.

The portal collects the complete national reports on education (Education in Germany 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012) and informs on fundamental aspects of educational reporting in Germany. Furthermore, educational reports from other countries are made available. The website also provides information regarding conferences held in the context of the national reports, and press releases.

The national report on education is relevant for different target groups in  the administration, practice and policy of education. It also addresses stakeholders in science and  training, as well as the  general public and anyone with an interest in education. At regular intervals, national reporting on education delivers indicator-based empirical accounts of the state of the German education system, covering the entire scope of education from early childhood to adult continuing education.

At its core, educational reporting rests on a transparent, systematic, set of indicators that can be regularly updated. Thus, there exists a combination of statistical data, each representing a central characteristic of educational processes or a central aspect of quality in education. In particular, data that are either available or need to be generated from official sources and social scientific assessments are systematised. Moreover, data are correlated and analysed in view of general aspects. Societal effects and gains are thus interpreted.

National Report on Education


The portal went online in 2006 when the first educational report was released. The projected phase lasts from September 2006 until September 2016.


Bildungsbericht.de is a portal under the umbrella of the German Education Server. Materials presented on national educational reporting were made available on behalf of the “Authoring Group on Educational Reporting“. Authoring group members represent the following institutions:

German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), in charge
German Youth Institute (DJI)
Higher Education Information System GmbH (HIS)
Sociological Research Institute, University of  Göttingen (SOFI)
Federal Statistical Office (StBA)
statistical offices of  the  federal states (StLÄ)


Stefan Kühne

last modified Feb 08, 2017