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Digital meeting program – June 23rd, 2022

7th Dort­mund Symposium of Empirical Educational Research „Evaluation of the Education System: What Insights Do Current School Per­for­mance Studies Provide?“

Publication volume of the con­fe­rence

Leerer, grauer Platzhalter für ein Herausgeberwerk © Waxmann

The seventh volume of the series "Dortmund Symposium on Empirical Educational Research" is expected to be published in 2023.



Opening of the con­fe­rence

Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany (Executive Director of the IFS)

Welcoming speech

Prof. Dr. Norbert Zmyj (Prodean Structure and Finances Faculty of Education, Psychology and Educational Research)

Plenary lecture: „Evaluation of the education system: What insights do current school performance studies provide?

Prof. Dr. Ludger Wößmann (ifo Center for the Economics of Education)

Brief commentaries from the perspectives of psychology, sociology and teaching methodology
Prof. Dr. Andreas Frey (Goethe-University Frankfurt)
Prof. Dr. Corinna Kleinert (Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories)
Prof. Dr. Knut Neumann (Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education)

and plenary discussion

Lunch break and virtual poster exhibition by junior researchers


Poster award

donated by Waxmann Publishing Co.

Spotlights by junior researchers

Dr. Alyssa Grecu (IFS, TU Dortmund)
with commentaries by Prof. Dr. Markus Gebhardt (University Regensburg) and Prof. Dr. Sandra Aßmann (Ruhr-University Bochum)

Dr. Ulrich Ludewig (IFS, TU Dortmund)
with commentaries by Prof. Dr. Uta Klusmann (Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education) and Prof. Dr. Stephan Hußmann (TU Dortmund University)

Hot Topic Study:
„PIRLS 2021 - Progress In Reading Literacy Study

Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany (Executive Director of the IFS)

and plenary discussion

15:00 Coffee break

Topic statement: „What requirements must LSA fulfill in the future so that the results can be used to optimize educational processes in schools?

Prof. Dr. Doris Lewalter (TU Munich, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology)

and plenary discussion


Controversial Statements: „Advantages and disadvantages of cross-sectional and longitudinal LSAs”

Focus longitudinal studies Prof. Dr. Michael Becker (TU Dortmund University)
Focus cross-sectional studies Dr. Dirk Hastedt (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement)

and plenary discussion


Ask the Expert” and Podium with all Con­fe­rence Experts


Closing Ceremony

Cafeteria menus

Location & approach

The most convenient highway exits are on the B 1/A 40 (Dortmund-Barop) (closer to the North Campus) and on the A45 (Dortmund-Eichlinghofen). The university is signposted at both exits. In the local road network you will find signs to Campus Nord, where the Campus Treff is also located. From Emil-Figge-Strasse, entrance no. 18 and from Vogelspothsweg entrance no. 23 lead to parking spaces near the venue.

From Dortmund main station, take the S-Bahn "S1" in the direction of Solingen on track 7 to the stop "Dortmund-Universität" (price level A). The S-Bahn runs every 15 minutes during peak hours on weekdays and takes about 6 minutes. From Düsseldorf, the S-Bahn runs every 30 minutes. Directly at the S-Bahn station you will find the CDI building, which houses the Center for Research on Education and School Development.

One of the university's landmarks is the H-Bahn, which has two terminuses on the North Campus. One is located directly above the S-Bahn station and is easily accessible from it by elevators. The other is located in the center of Campus North at the bridge between the University Library and the Mensa, right next to the Audimax. The H-Bahn runs from here to the South Campus and the Eichlinghofen district.

Dortmund has an airport connected with some destinations in Central Europe. There are regular flights, for example, to Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Katowice, Krakow, Leipzig-Halle, London, Munich, Nuremberg, Paris, Poznan, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich. For the approximately 20 kilometers from the Dortmund airport to the campus, you can take the bus to the main train station and from there the S-Bahn. Faster is usually the use of a cab. Far more international flight connections are offered by the Rhine-Ruhr Airport in Düsseldorf, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station.