The INSIDE Study (Inclusion in Secondary School Level I in Germany) focusses on the questions of how educational inclusion is implemented in lower secondary schools in Germany and which conditions are suitable for the successful inclusion of pupils with special educational needs.

The study runs from December 2016 to November 2020 and is divided into three sub-studies. In the first sub-study, (INSIDE I), school principals of secondary schools are surveyed online. The second sub-study, (INSIDE II) is a longitudinal study with two points of measurement: the participating sixth-graders and seventh-graders are tested in Reading and Mathematics and fill in a questionnaire, and their parents are asked for telephone interviews. Additionally, school principals and teachers are asked to fill in a questionnaire. The third sub-study, (INSIDE III) asks teachers to keep a diary on their teaching activities and material in INSIDE classes.

The INSIDE study is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

More detailed information can be found at the INSIDE website.

IEA's Contribution

IEA’s contribution consists of all operative parts of the study (field operations, data capturing and processing).