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Spring School 2017


The fifth Jena Spring School on Educational Measurement took place on March 29-31, 2017 at the Institute of Educational Science of the University of Jena. The intended audience for the workshops is English-speaking postgraduates (with or without PhD) as well as professors.


On March 29-31, 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, Canada, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The language of instruction was English. The maximum number of participants for each workshop was 35.

March 29, 2017
Workshop 1: Phil Chalmers - Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Testing with mirtCAT
Workshop 2: Alexander Robitzsch - Analysis of Large-Scale Assessment Data
March 30, 2017 Workshop 3: Tobias Koch - Multimethod Measurement of Change - Current Approaches of Analyzing Longitudinal Multitrait-Mulitmethod Data
Workshop 4: Johannes Hartig - IRT Modeling using GLMM
March 31, 2017 Workshop 5: Yves Rosseel - Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling with lavaan
Workshop 6: Rens van de Schoot - My first Bayes: A gentle Introduction to Bayesian Analysis using Mplus and 5 other Programs

Spring School Dinner

The Spring School Dinner took place in the restaurant "SCALA - Turm Hotel Restaurant" (27th  floor with astonishing views) at 8 pm on the March 30, 2017. 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

Special Issue "Advances in Educational Measurement"

In 2017, participants had the outstanding opportunity to submit proposals for research papers to be published in the Special Topic "Advances in Educational Measurement" (Eds. A. Frey, C. König, & C. Spoden) of Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling after the Spring School. The workshop organizers were asked to contribute to accepted proposals as co-authors. The special issue will include up to 12 peer-reviewed papers investigating or applying a method presented at the Spring School. It is scheduled for publication in April 2018.