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Test-theory based Continuing Development of the Studiport – Online Math Test – Project I


Project duration: 01.07.2020 - 30.06.2023

Test-theory based Continuing Development of the Studiport – Online Math Test – Project I

The Studiport-Math test aims to assess incoming university students’ mathematical competences. Test-M will provide a test-theory based analysis for the Studiport-Math assessment test, which will allow for further development and evaluation of the test.

Project description

The Test-M-I project is designed to study and support the Studiport (studiport.de) math assessment for incoming university students. In partnership with colleagues at other institutions, we will continue to develop and improve this important assessment.

Existing data will be analyzed via test-theory methodology, including qualitative and quantitative analyses. New items will be created and piloted and compared to existing items. The test will be validated based upon internal and external validity criteria.

Based on these criteria an updated version of the test will be developed, which will be studied using a large sample of new participants. Due to the comprehensive nature of the test, different groups will take different parts of the test. A multi-matrix design will be developed to examine the test across all participant groups.

Results will provide a validation of the test as well as future recommendations for the test, including its continued usability as an online assessment.




Lead researcher at IFS & Project management

Foto von Prof. Fani Lauermann, PhD Prof. Fani Lauermann, PhD,

Campus Nord, CDI, Room CDI / 224
Telephone: (+49)231 755-5501

Project team

Foto von Daria Benden Daria Benden,

Campus Nord, CDI, Room CDI / 015
Telephone: (+49)231 755-7368

Dr. Jeffrey DeVries,

Campus Nord, CDI, Room CDI / 202
Telephone: nur per E-Mail zu erreichen

External project partners

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Johanna Heitzer


RTHW Aachen University

Mathematics Teaching and Research


Frank Wistuba


Vergleichende Erziehungswissenschaft

Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia

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