At the beginning of the 2010/2011 school year, Berlin implemented a structural reform in its schools. This reform included the amalgamation of Berlin’s various types of secondary schools into just one newly established type of school. The BERLIN Study was initiated to evaluate these structural changes and their impact on educational decision making and educational processes. The study, which consists of three modules, has been ongoing since 2011.
Further information about the study is available at the BERLIN website.
Responsibility for the scientific management of the BERLIN Study lies with Professor Dr Jürgen Baumert from the Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung (MPI), Berlin, and Professor Dr Kai Maaz from the Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung (DIPF), Frankfurt/Main. Professor Dr Olaf Köller from the Leibniz-Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik (IPN) in Kiel also plays a supporting role with respect to the implementation of Module 2 and Module 3.
The IEA’s contribution includes preparation and implementation of the random sampling, field operations, data coding, and data management.