Dr. Fabian Zehner

  Zehner Habilitand

Post-doc Researcher

Technology Based Assessment

Teacher and Teaching Quality

Rostocker Straße 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0)69-24708-812




Since 2016
Working on the habilitation at the Goethe University Frankfurt
2012 – 2016
Doctoral examination at the TUM School of Education, Technical University of Munich
2007 – 2011
Diploma studies in Psychology at the University of Vienna
2006 – 2007
Early Studies in Computer Science at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Professional Activities

Since 2016
Psychometrician at the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Centre for Technology Based Assessment (TBA)
2012 – 2016
Research associate at the TUM School of Education, Technical University of Munich, Centre for International Student Assessment (ZIB), German PISA National Centre
2011 – 2012
Research associate at the Test- und Beratungsstelle (Center for Testing and Counseling), Department for Psychological Assessment, University of Vienna

Research Interests

  • Automatic natural language processing of short text responses in assessments
  • Educational Large-Scale Assessments
  • Cognition-based rules for a-priori estimations of item difficulty in achievement tests
  • Development of assessment instruments using new technologies



last modified Jul 02, 2021