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Spring School 2015

The fourth Jena Spring School on Educational Measurement took place on March 4-6, 2015 at the Institute of Educational Science of the University of Jena. The intended audience for the workshops was English-speaking postgraduates (with or without PhD) as well as professors.


On March 4-6, six one-day workshops were offered in parallel tracks covering recent methodological topics and providing a mixture of lectures and hands-on-exercises. All workshops were held by distinguished measurement experts from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the USA.

March 4, 2015
Workshop 1: Dr. Frank Rijmen - A Graphical and Nonlinear Mixed Model Approach to IRT
Workshop 2: Dr. Axel Mayer - Analyzing Moderation and Mediation Using Structural Equation Models
March 5, 2015 Workshop 3: Dr. Peter van Rijn - An Overview of Longitudinal Item Response Modeling Approaches
Workshop 4: Prof. Dr. Johannes Hartig - Introduction to Multilevel Modelling with HLM
March 6, 2015 Workshop 5: Prof. Dr. Oliver Lüdtke - Multilevel Modeling and Contextual Effects in Educational Research
Workshop 6: Dr. Michael Becker - An Introduction into Propensity Score Matching Analyses

Spring School Dinner

The Spring School Dinner took place in the restaurant "Haus im Sack" at 8 pm on the March 5, 2015. For further information click here.

Participation Fees

  • 155 € (regular) or 105 € (reduced fee) per workshop
  • If you book 3 workshops, the third workshop is free of charge.
  • Meals and refreshments are included in the workshop fees.

* Reduced fee: for doctoral students or holders of positions up to 50 % only, confirmation needed