The FIPS+ Study was initiated to evaluate a tablet-based instrument for measuring learning progress from school entry (grade 1) to the end of primary school (grade 4). The application is designed for teachers to gain a differentiated insight into the children’s individual abilities, and to support the teachers in assessing the children’s abilities and individual development. It covers vocabulary, phonetic awareness, reading, and mathematics.

To obtain a comprehensive picture of the participating children, their parents and their class, German, and Mathematics teachers are asked to answer background questionnaires.

The FIPS+ Study runs from October 2018 until autumn 2023. Two hundred primary schools in Baden-Württemberg that have nominated children for a Hector Children’s Academy are participating with one, first grade class each. The initial data collection in grade 1 takes place in individual sessions with tablets, the following ones will be done in group sessions.

For additional information, please visit the FIPS+ website.

Our Partners

Responsibility for the scientific management lies with the Hector Institute for Empirical Educational Research at the University of Tübingen and the German Institute for International Educational Research in Frankfurt/Main.

IEA's Contribution

IEA’s contribution consists of field operations, data collection and processing, and the transmission of the data records to the study management.