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Institute for Educational Assessment

We conduct research projects aimed at assessing and fostering students’ academic abilities by the development and application of computer-based testing tools. Our tasks include ensuring the scientific quality of the learning and assessment systems in the canton of St.Gallen from a psychometric perspective.

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

  • Hübner, N., Wagner, W., Hochweber, J., Neumann, M. & Nagengast, B. (2019). Comparing apples and oranges: Curricular intensification reforms can change the meaning of students’ grades. Journal of Educational Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/edu0000351.
  • Naumann, A., Musow, S., Aichele, C., Hochweber, J. & Hartig, J. (2019). Instruktionssensitivität von Tests und Items. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaften, 22(1).1–22. doi:10.1007/s11618-018-0832-0.
  • Naumann, A., Rieser, S., Musow, S., Hochweber, J. & Hartig, J. (2019). Sensitivity of test items to teaching quality. Learning and Instruction, 60, 41-53. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2018.11.002.

Further Publications

  • Rakoczy, K., Pinger, P., Hochweber, J., Klieme, E., Schütze, B. & Besser, M. (2018). Formative assessment in mathematics: Mediated by feedback’s perceived usefulness and students’ self-efficacy. Learning and Instruction. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2018.01.004.
  • Hochweber, J. & Vieluf, S. (2018). Gender differences in reading achievement and enjoyment of reading: The role of perceived teaching quality. The Journal of Educational Research, 111 (3), 268-283. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220671.2016.1253536.

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