Centre for International Student Assessment

The "Centre for International Student Assessment” (ZIB) coordinates the implementation of PISA studies in Germany as well as German research on international comparative assessments.

Project Description

The Centre for International Student Assessment (ZIB) was jointly founded by the federal government and the federal states in Germany. ZIB is a scientific research body for planning, running and evaluating the PISA studies in Germany as well as international comparative educational monitoring. Moreover, ZIB initiates research projects that target further aspects of quality assurance in education – e.g. research on methods in international large-scale assessments (LSA).

ZIB is based on a close cooperation of DIPF and Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN), and the Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB). Hence, ZIB research activities are decentralised.

ZIB pursues the central aim of promoting young scientists and thus conveys professional and methodological knowledge. The first ZIB Academy was successfully hosted in Frankfurt on the topic of Technology Based Assessment (July 29th to August 2nd, 2013).  More recently, the equally successfully third ZIB Academy on Modelling Process Data was also held in Frankfurt (July 24th July 27th, 2017).

Current ZIB projects at DIPF

Completed ZIB projects at DIPF


Funded by the ZIB budget, DIPF has set up a new professorship for computer-aided procedures in instruction and the assessment of achievement.

Project Management

Project Team

Project Details

Current project
Areas of focus
Education Sector: Primary and Secondary Education
01/2011 – 12/2023
External funding

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