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Assessment of Student Achievements in German and English as a Foreign Language (DESI) - test tasks and questionnaires

Research Question

DESI was commissioned by the ministers of culture and education of the German federal states in order to measure the linguistic achievement of 9th-grade students attending various school types in the domains of German and English.

DESI covers a broad spectrum of linguistic skills and provides information on the quality of teaching and learning in the domains of German and English.

Test Language

German

Test Period

The survey was conducted in September/October 2003 and in May/June 2004.

Test Area

National

Target Persons

Students in grade 9 in secondary schools (no special educational schools)

Context Persons

Parents and German and English teachers of the selected students

Population / Sample

Random sample of Students in grade 9 in secondary schools (only if English was the 1st foreign language, special evaluation for bilingual schools)

Sample Size

n= circa 11,000 target persons

Survey Procedure and Instruments

Test tasks and questionnaires

Link to the Detailed Description of the Study

http://www.dipf.de/en/research/projects/assessment-of-student-achievements-in-german-and-english-as-a-foreign-language?set_language=en

Persistent Identifier

DOI: 10.5159/IQB_DESI_v1

Data Accessible via Research Data Centre

To the Study Documentation at the FDZ at the IQB: https://www.iqb.hu-berlin.de/fdz/studies/DESI

Information about the user conditions can be found here:
https://www.iqb.hu-berlin.de/fdz/fdz/application/idxSetLanguage?lang=en

Documentation of Variables

PDF-file for download can be found here:
http://www.iqb.hu-berlin.de/fdz/studies/DESI/CodebookDesi.pdf
(only available in German)

Contact

Monika Lacher
FDZ Secretary
Phone: +49 30 / 20 93 - 465 52
Email: fdz[at]iqb.hu-berlin.de

Selection of Publications using the Data

A list of publications can be found here as PDF-file for download:
http://www.iqb.hu-berlin.de/fdz/studies/DESI/PL_Desi.pdf (only available in German)

Related Data

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