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Institute for Educational Assessment

At the Institute for Educational Assessment (IKO) research projects are carried out on the assessment and promotion of student competencies. 

The tasks of the IKO include the scientific quality assurance of the learning support systems of the Canton of St.Gallen in the field of psychometrics. We are mainly responsible for the implementation of the large-scale student assessments "Assessment of the Achievement of Basic Educational Competences" (ÜGK) and "Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA) in German-speaking Switzerland. The IKO is involved in the IT education offensive of the Canton of St.Gallen with two sub-projects (among others, on interdisciplinary competencies of students). An important concern of the institute is the transfer of knowledge between research and teaching practice.

Focal areas and research fields

•    Quality of tests and test items
•    Structure and development of academic abilities
•    Improvement of academic achievement based on computer-based test instruments
•    Planning and statistical evaluation of extensive survey studies

Recent Publications

Further Publications

Alle Publikationen

Our project database provides you with access to the descriptions and results of current and past projects.


Sekretariat Institut Kompetenzdiagnostik

Pädagogische Hochschule St.Gallen
Hochschulgebäude Hadwig
Notkerstrasse 27
9000 St.Gallen

Opening hours

Montag - Freitag
08.00 - 12.00 Uhr
13.30 - 17.00 Uhr


Student assistants and external employees
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