DIPF participates in conceptualising and assessing national and international school achievement studies, i.e. large-scale assessments. These international comparisons of school achievement combine two focal areas of research: school instruction quality and competence modelling and competence diagnostics.
Thematic and methodological synergies can be gained from assessing student competencies, school and instructional learning environments as well as the correlations of their effects.
By systematically preparing the concepts, procedures, instruments and findings from educational monitoring and from evaluation or intervention studies, DIPF can provide governance and action knowledge for educational policymakers, but also for quality development in schools.