Educational Processes, Competence Development and Selection Decisions in Preschool and School Age (BiKS-8-14)
The focus of the second longitudinal study (BiKS-8-14) was on the different development and decision patterns of children before and after the transition to different school types at secondary level (Hauptschule, Realschule, Gymnasium).
The assessments started in the spring 2006 in the third grade of different primary schools. There the children were surveyed on three measurement points at a six-month interval. The majority of these children moved on to a secondary school in summer 2007. Along with new classmates, these children and their parents were then monitored at annual intervals across five times of measurement until the end of the ninth grade.
Bavaria and Hessen (no Länder representative samples)
Children and adolescents from the third grade in primary school up to school grade 9
Parents and teachers of the participating children and adolescents
Population / Sample
The sample of the second longitudinal section is connected to the first one. Basic units are the elementary schools the children from BiKS 3-10 moved on to. The result was the following disproportional distribution:
- On the Länder level: ratio Bavarian and Hessian secondary schools 60:40 (155 totally)
- Large cities: one third of the Bavarian and Hessian schools are from the large city regions Nuremberg resp. Frankfurt
Due to recruiting problems at the school level the connection of the samples could not be realized completely. The replacement schools were randomly sampled according to the same stratifications which were used for the kindergartens (at the Länder and city level).
Starting sample: n= circa 2,400 target persons
Supplementary sample: n= circa 3,000 target persons
Survey Procedure and Instruments
Questionnaires for the educational staff,
Questionnaires for the parents and students,
Interviews with the parents
Link to the Detailed Description of the Study
Data Accessible via Research Data Centre
To the Study Documentation at the FDZ at the IQB: https://www.iqb.hu-berlin.de/fdz/studies/BiKS_8-14
A description of scales and variables used in the first survey phase are described in the scales handbooks on the homepage of the Research Data Centre (FDZ) at the IQB.
Information about the user conditions can be found here:
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Selection of Publications using the Data
https://www.iqb.hu-berlin.de/fdz/studies/BiKS_8-14/BiKS_8-14/Publikationslist.pdf (only available in German)
Educational processes, competence development and selection decisions in preschool and school age (BiKS-3-10)