Educational choices and educational pathways within the context of structural changes in Berlin’s secondary school system (BERLIN-Study)

The BERLIN-study evaluates the structural reform of Berlin‘s secondary school system. This reform merged the two non-academic tracks (Hauptschule, Realschule) as well as the comprehensive school (Gesamtschule) into one track called the “integrated secondary school” (Integrierte Sekundarschule, ISS)  while retaining the academic track, the Gymnasium. Another feature of the reform was increased parental choice: parents may now send their children to any secondary school within the city boundaries and are not restricted to schools in their neighborhood.

In cooperation with:

  • German Institute for Internationale Ecucational Research (DIPF)
  • Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN)
  • Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB)

Project management:

  • Jürgen Baumert (MPIB)
  • Kai Maaz and Marko Neumann (DIPF)
  •  Olaf Köller (IPN)


Duration: 2013 - 2018

Funding: Jakobs Foundation

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