Prof. Dr. Frank Goldhammer


Head of Unit

Technology-Based Assessment

Teacher and Teaching Quality

Rostocker Straße 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0)69-24708-323




Curriculum Vitae

Professional Activities

Since 09/2011
Professorship for Educational and Psychological Assessment (Technology-Based Assessment and Instruction) at Goethe University Frankfurt a. M. and the Centre for International Student Assessment (ZIB); Head of the Centre for Technology Based Assessment (TBA) at DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education
2007 – 2011
Academic staff member (psychometrics) in the Technology-Based Assessment project at DIPF
2003 – 2007
Academic staff member in the department of  Psychological Methodology, Psychological Research Methods and Evaluation at Goethe University Frankfurt a. M.

Academic Development

Professorship (W3) for Methods of empirical educational research, Technical University Dortmund, Germany (declined)
Professorship for Educational Evaluation at Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finnland (declined)
Professorship (W3) for Educational-psychological Assessment with focus on technology, Goethe University Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Doctoral examination at Goethe University Frankfurt a. M.
1998 – 2003
Studied Psychology at Goethe University Frankfurt a. M.
1996 – 1997
Studied Electrical Engineering at Technical University of Darmstadt

Research Interests

  • Technology-based assessment of learning outcomes and learning processes
  • International large-scale assessment
  • Use of process-related behavioral data from competence tests
  • Modeling and experimental control of response speed
  • Assessment of digital competencies and reading skills

Memberships and academic functions

Since 2020
Chairman of the Working Group on International Educational Research – IEA in Germany e.V.
Since 2020
Member of the board of the Centre for International Student Assessment (ZIB), second chairman
Since 2019
Member of the OECD PISA 2025 Expert Group for the innovative domain “Learning in the Digital World”
Since 2013
Editorial board of Technology, Knowledge and Learning
Since 2012
Editorial board of Journal of Intelligence
Since 2010
Member of selection panels and evaluator for the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
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