National Assessment Study / language skills 2008/2009 (IQB-LV 2008-9)
The IQB-Ländervergleich 2008/2009 (National Assessment Study 2008/2009) assessed the language skills of 9th grade students from different school types, covering the subjects German, English, and French.
2008 (French) and 2009 (German and English)
Test Area and International Link
National / PISA 2009 (German und Englisch only)
Students in grade 9 in secondary schools (vocational track [Hauptschule], intermediate track [Realschule] and academic track [Gymnasium] secondary school, comprehensive school [Integrierte Gesamtschule], school with several educational tracks [Schulen mit mehreren Bildungsgängen], no special educational schools and Waldorf schools)
German, English and French teachers of the selected student
Population / Sample
Students in grade 9 in secondary schools (due to large sampling errors in PISA-E 2006 oversampling of some school tracks in some federal states stratification for Länder and educational tracks, following weighting)
n= circa 39,000 target persons
Survey Procedure and Instruments
Competence tests in German - listening comprehension, reading comprehension and spelling in German, as well as in the domains of listening comprehension and reading comprehension in the students' first foreign language (English or French, respectively) and questionnaires for students and teachers for gathering data on students’ socio-economic, ethnic and familial background.
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/IQB-LV_2008-9
Information about the user conditions can be found here:
Phone: +49 30 / 20 93 - 465 52
Selection of Publications using the Data
Rupp, A. A., Vock, M., Harsch, C. & Köller, O. (2008). Developing standards-based assessment tasks for English as a first foreign language – Context, processes, and outcomes in Germany. Münster: Waxmann.
Harsch, C., Pant, H. A. & Köller, O. (2010). Calibrating standards-based assessment tasks for English as a first foreign language. Standard-setting procedures in Germany. Münster: Waxmann.