Our research deals with various aspects of empirical educational research. We focus on the following questions: (a) how can innovative, technology-based test methods best be used for educational research, (b) how to statistically model empirical data gathered in educational research best, and (c) which insights about education systems can be obtained from large-scale assessments of student achievement such as PISA, IGLU or TIMSS. Current projects include digital university exams (KAT-HS project) and reading comprehension of fourth-graders (PIRLS project).

In teaching, we are active in the educational research parts of the teacher training programs as well as in B.Sc. and M.Sc. Psychology.