The IMPULSE project (Intervention in Mathematics to Professionally Support Low-Achieving Students) investigates the potential of various approaches to support low-achieving students in mathematics at the sensitive transition to secondary school.

In the scope of IMPULSE, the effect of an adaptive e-learning program – both by itself and in combination with remedial lessons in small groups - shall be tested with regard to performance, motivation, and emotions of low-achieving students. The remedial teaching lessons will be carried out by specifically trained student teachers. Within the framework of the interventions study, three measuring points are scheduled during the school year of 2021/2022 with approx. 140 fifth grade classes at approx. 70 schools in six federal states (Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Schleswig-Holstein). Apart from testing and surveying the students, their parents and the mathematics teachers of the participating classes shall also be surveyed at each measuring point. Testing and surveying the students is carried out computer-based with tablet computers. The survey of teaches are online-based, and the parents shall get a paper questionnaire at each measuring point. This shall be made available to them in addition in Russian and Turkish as an online questionnaire.

Further information can be found at the IPN website.

Our Partners

The scientific leadership of the study lies with Prof. Dr. Olaf Köller at the IPN – Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Kiel. Dr. Karin Guill and Dr. Janina Roloff-Bruchmann are responsible for the study coordination at the IPN.

IEA's Contribution

IEA has been commissioned with the essential tasks of field operations, data capture, scoring, and data processing in the scope of IMPULSE.