OCCAM PhD Projects

The ETN OCCAM involves 15 exceptional early-career researchers (ESRs), who will work on one of 15 projects. The single projects are categorized in three thematic Working Groups following an overarching research plan. Each ESR will be full-time employed by one of the consortium members. All ESRs receive a joint interdisciplinary, intersectorial, and international training that includes research visits and a secondment at different partner organizations.

Working Group 1: The Integrity of Educational Outcome Measures

The influence of item format and scoring on score comparability Read more

Does one size fit all? Evaluating the cross-cultural validity of constructs Read more

Linking recent and older IEA studies on mathematics and science Read more

The integrity of test scores for national monitoring and comparative research Read more

Measuring educational inequality: competing normative foundations Read more

The impact of measurement error in background data on PISA scale scores Read more

Working Group 2: Governance of Human and Financial Resources and Decision Making

Reforms of teacher professionalization/accountability Read more

Quality at the cost of equity? Performance management, school autonomy, and instructional quality Read more

Effectiveness of educational priority policies Read more

Consequences of different teacher workforce policies Read more

Teaching quality and school segregation: perpetuating inequalities Read more

Working Group 3: Educational Settings and Processes

Transformational and instructional leadership as levers of learning Read more

The impact of generic and content-specific teaching practices Read more

Children from workless backgrounds and the mediating role of parents Read more

Distal and proximal causes of student achievement Read more