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Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology

PD Dr. Rolf Strietholt

Main research topics

  • Educational Effectiveness
  • Inequality and Educational Equity
  • Quantitave, Research Methods
  • International Comparative Educational Research

Office hours

by appointment

Academic background

  • 2008: Master Education, WWU Münster
  • 2013: PhD, Research school EduCap (TU Dortmund/Bielefeld University)
  • 2017: Habilitation TU Dortmund

Professional background

  • Currently working in project OCCAM and ASIP
  • Since 11/2008: Researcher at IFS

Further Information

Current Projects:

  • Analysing Sweden in PISA (ASIP), project duration: 01.01.2021 – 31.12.2023

Past Projects:

  • European Training Network „Outcomes and Causal Inference in International Comparative Assessments“ (ETN OCCAM), project duration: 01.02.2018 – 31.03.2022
  • NEPS
  • LINCS
  • IGLU/PIRLS
  • Steinmann, I., Strietholt, R., & Braeken, J. (2021). A Constrained Factor Mixture Analysis Model for Consistent and Inconsistent Respondents to Mixed-Worded Scales. Psychological Methods (4), 667-702. https://doi.org/10.1037/met0000392
  • Strietholt, R., Hogrebe, N., & Zachrisson, H. D. (2020). Do increases in national-level preschool enrollment increase student achievement? Evidence from international assessments. International Journal of Educational Development, 79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2020.102287
  • Strello, A., Strietholt, R., Steinmann, I., & Siepmann, C. (2021). Early tracking and different types of inequalities in achievement: difference-in-differences evidence from 20 years of large-scale assessments. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11092-020-09346-4
  • Johansson, S. & Strietholt, R. (2019). Globalized Achieved Curricula? A Longitudinal and Cross-country Analysis of Convergence in Mathematics -
  • Strietholt, R., & Rosén, M. (2016). Linking Large-Scale Reading Assessments: Measuring International Trends Over 40 Years. Measurement: Interdiscipli- nary Research and Perspectives, 14(1), 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/15366367.2015.1112711
  • Gladishyna, O., Strietholt, R., Steinmann, I. (2019). Nerds or Polymaths? Performance Profiles at the End of Primary Education. Presentation at the IEA-IRC in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Steinmann, I., Strietholt, R., & Rosén, M. (2019). International Reading Gaps between Boys and Girls from 1970-2011. Presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
  • Yang-Hansen, K., & Strietholt, R. (2017). Gauging the Measurement Property of Opportunity to Learn in TIMSS and PISA. Presentation at the IEA- IRC in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Strietholt, R., & Scherer, R. (2016). The unique contribution of international large-scale assessments to educational research: Combining individual and institutional data sources. Presentation at the 60th Anniversary of the Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, University of Oslo, Norway.
  • Strietholt, R. (2016). Studying Educational Inequalities from an International Perspective. Symposium at the AERA in Washington, USA.