Köller, Olaf

Olaf Köller

Prof. Dr., Dipl.-Psych.
Ed. Research and Ed. Psychology


phone +49-(0)431-880-3120
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel
room 127


2001 Habilitation in Psychology, University of Potsdam
1997 Doctorate in Pyschology, Kiel University
1991 Diplom (Ger.) in Psychology, Kiel University
1984 - 1991 Studies in Psychology, Anthropology and Philosophy, Kiel University

Professional Activity

2009 - present Managing Scientific Director and Head of the Department of Educational Research at the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) and Full Professor of Educational Research at Kiel University
2004 - 2009 Founding Director of the Institute for Educational Quality Improvement and Full Professor of Educational Research at Humboldt University, Berlin
2002 - 2004 Full Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
2001 - 2002 Head of Junior Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
1996 - 2001 Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
1991 - 1996 Doctoral Student at the Leibniz Institute for Science Education (IPN)

Research Interests

The role of school environments for individual development
Large-scale Assessments
Educational Assessment and Educational Measurements
Implementation of innovations in schools

Current Projects

Reform of the secondary school system in Germany: A quasi-experimental field study on the effects of social and ethnic background on the development of student competencies and motivation and on the transition from lower secondary to vocational and upper secondary education in Berlin.
NEPS - Nationales Bildungspanel
The PaLea Study
BISS - Evaluation von Leseförderprogrammen im Grundschulbereich
Mews - Erfassung von Schreibkompetenzen im Fach Englisch in der gymnasialen Oberstufe: Ein binationales Vergleichsprojekt

Selected Publications

Guill, K., Lüdtke, O. & Köller, O. (2017). Academic tracking is related to gains in students’ intelligence over four years: Evidence from a propensity score matching study. Learning and Instruction, 47, 43-52. doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2016.10.001.
Lindner, M. A., Eitel, A., Strobel, B. & Köller, O. (2017). Identifying processes underlying the multimedia effect in testing: An eye-movement analysis. Learning and Instruction, 47, 91-102. doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2016.10.007.
Saß, S., Kampa, N. & Köller, O. (2017). The interplay of g and mathematical abilities in large-scale assessments across grades. Intelligence, 63, 33-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.intell. 2017.06.001.
Schütte, K., Zimmermann, F. & Köller, O. (2017). The role of domain-specific ability self-concepts in the value students attach to school. Learning and Individual Differences, 56, 136-142. doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2016.10.003.
Zimmermann, F., Möller, J. & Köller, O. (2017). When students doubt their teachers' diagnostic competence: Moderation in the internal/external frame of reference model. Journal of Educational Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/edu0000196.

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