Hans Anand Pant
Director of the Institute for Monitoring the German Education System.
Keynote on Bridging the worlds of research and policy making
Pant is specialized on research about standard-setting techniques, validity of competence assessments, and accountability. His academic career led him from Marburg, Germany, to Berlin and from there for the University of Michigan and Stanford University in the US. Besides regularly reporting about the level, structure and development of student achievement in mathematics, science and reading in national and international large-scale assessments to German policy makers, Pant has published on a variety of crucial measurement issues as well as substantive research questions. Examples for the latter are a paper about second language learners’ performance in mathematics (Learning and Instruction) or a paper on the validity of school inspections (Studies in Educational Evaluation). Measurement-related examples are a paper about measurement invariance of a PISA instrument assessing student emotions in mathematics (Educational and Psychological Measurement) or a paper about guiding item development via using Dutch Grid characteristics (Diagnostica). Pant is also the principal investigator of many research projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education.