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.