TOSCA-LAU (Aspects of Learning Background and learning Development – Grade 13 as well as Transformation of the Secondary School System and Academic Careers)
The focus of the TOSCA-LAU 13 study was the level of learning and the suitability and affinity for university in the upper secondary school in Hamburg. This is the last survey wave of the longitudinal study LAU, which largely used instruments from the longitudinal study LAU.
TOSCA 2002: The assessment of the overall 149 participating schools took place before the final written exams in 58 schools (between February 11th and March 22nd, 2002). The remaining 91 schools were tested later, between the April 22nd and the Mai 17th, 2002.
LAU 13: The assessment took place in April 2005.
LAU 13: All students in their final year in 2004/05 at upper secondary school in Hamburg.
Principals and division heads
108 schools (5.275 students)
Survey Procedure and Instruments
Math achievement test
General cognitive abilities
Selection of Publications using the Data
Trautwein, U., Köller, O., Lehmann, R. H. & Lüdtke, O. (Hrsg.) (2007). Schulleistungen von Abiturienten. Regionale, schulformbezogene und soziale Disparitäten. HANSE - Hamburger Schriften zur Qualität im Bildungswesen, (Bd. 3). Münster: Waxmann. (in German)