Communal Educational Monitoring

Educational Monitoring at the Community Level (KBM) is a project within the framework programme for “Learning in the community“ (LvO), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) – the  LvO initiative was  jointly launched by BMBF and German foundations. Educational monitoring can be understood as a continuous, largely data-based process of observing and analysing an education system in its entirety as well as its individual components, for the purpose of informing educational policy and the public regarding framework conditions, process characteristics, outcomes and benefits of educational processes. The KBM project and participating communities (districts, local authorities) are creating a foundation for a coherent educational management and for evidence-based educational policy.

In cooperation with: 

  • German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)
  • German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE)
  • Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)
  • Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg
  • Robotron Datenbank-Software GmbH (link)
  • Syncwork - Management Consulting und Informationstechnologie

Project management:

  • Hans Döbert
  • Horst Weishaupt

Contact: Urte Pohl (pohl[at]

Duration: 2009 - 2014

Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

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