Formative Evaluation of the Hector Children Academies

Since 2010 sixty Hector children academies have been created in the state of Baden-Württemberg with the financial funding of the Hector-Stiftung II in order to support highly gifted primary school students. The academic support and scientific monitoring is designed as a formative evaluation, so that vital findings of associated studies can be directly integrated into the work of the children academies.

The overall aim of the project is to examine to what extent the children academies contribute to a positive development of the talented and highly gifted primary school students. Furthermore the project aims at drawing generalizable findings that can later be used in the development and support of highly gifted children.

In cooperation with:

  • Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology (HIB)
  • German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)

Project management: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Trautwein

Contact: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Trautwein (Ulrich.Trautwein[at]

Funding: Hector Stiftung II

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