Structural Equation Modeling: Foundations and Multilevel Advancement Workshop


IEA is pleased to announce its upcoming workshop on the topic of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM): Foundations and Multilevel Advancement on 23-27 November, 2020.

Due to the ongoing health concerns caused by COVID-19 pandemic, IEA has decided to deliver the workshop virtually.


Justin Wild, PhD (IEA Hamburg)

Dr. Agnes Stancel-Piątak (IEA Hamburg)[AG1] 

Minge Chen, PhD (IEA Hamburg)

Nadine Twele (IEA Hamburg)


Dr. Sabine Meinck (IEA Hamburg)

Dr. Rolf Strietholt (IEA Hamburg)

Prof. Andres Sandoval-Hernandez (University of Bath)


The workshop is the second of two modules, with the first focusing on MLM (October 26-30th 2020) and the second focusing on SEM and ML-SEM (November 23-27th 2020). Parties may participate in either one or both of the workshop modules. A prerequisite to follow the content of the ML-SEM part of the second module is the solid knowledge of MLM. The workshops will be conducted virtually by the IEA experts. See below for the registration details.

At these workshops participants will be introduced to the theory and application of both techniques, considering in particular features specific to large-scale assessment data. The workshop on the SEM module builds upon the knowledge from the MLM module presenting how to combine these two techniques in one joint multilevel structural equation model (ML-SEM) approach. Through hands-on-trainings, participants will gain practical experience in applying MLM, SEM, and ML-SEM to large-scale assessment data using Mplus. The workshop modules will be delivered in the virtual format. The workshop language is English.


To enhance participants’ experiences, the workshop program will also accommodate a guest speech by the sampling expert Dr Sabine Meinck (IEA Hamburg) and will feature an insightful roundtable discussion by experts in Comparative and Large Scale Assessment Dr Rolf Strietholt (IEA Hamburg) and Dr Andres Sandoval-Hernandez (University of Bath).


Workshop registration is now open and can be undertaken by completing this form. Please send the completed form to

Deadline to register for both workshop modules:  Oct 12th, 2020

Deadline for registration for workshop module 2 on SEM only: Nov 9th, 2020

Discounted rates are available for participating in both workshop modules as well as for students.

For more information about the workshop content, registration and fees, please view the full workshop description in the link below. 


Virtual Event