Sigrid Blömeke

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Visiting address Gaustadalléen 30D None 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1161 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Academic interests

I am director at CEMO since August 2014, and I have two different roles: As the director I have to make sure that the center follows its missions and reaches its outstanding national and international objectives. As a researcher I am interested in applied research on the relationship of competencies and performance, primarily with respect to higher education graduates but also across the life span. I am used to applying advanced statistical methods but I like more exploratory approaches such as latent class analysis as well. A particular interest of mine is to study measurement (non-)invariance or DIF and their reasons.

My mission as CEMO’s director is to recruit nationally and internationally renowned colleagues as professors, postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, professor-II colleagues or visiting scholars. In addition, it is my responsibility to provide appropriate working conditions in terms of a collaborative internal climate, participation of staff members in decisions about the direction of CEMO, sufficient time for thorough research, well-established and transparent administrative routines, support through funding and professional development activities as well as access to national and international networks.

Background (selected)

  • Full professor and director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Educational Research at the Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany between 2009 and 2014
  • Visiting professor of Competence Measurement at the Michigan State University in the United States of America between 2007 and 2009
  • Professor of Instructional Research, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany between 2002 and 2007
  • Habilitation in 2001
  • Doctoral degree in 1999
  • Managing Director of the Centre of Teacher Education at the University of Paderborn, Germany between 1995 and 2001


Service (selected)

  • Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2018 Questionnaire Expert Group
  • Organizer of the joint European EARLI SIGs 18 and 23 conference “Differential educational effectiveness”
  • Editorial Board Teaching and Teacher Education (TATE)
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement – Germany (IEA)
  • Review panel member for the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Finish Academy of Science, the German Research Foundation and the Swiss Research Foundation
  • Ad-hoc reviewer of American Educational Research Journal, Learning and Instruction, Journal of Teacher Education, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education and others

Research collaboration and projects

  • ProKomMa: Professional competencies of kindergarten teachers in mathematics – a longitudinal study following the development of kindergarten teachers during teacher education and during the first years in the profession including their performance in kindergarten and their impact on children’s development (collaboration between CEMO and several universities in Germany)
  • TEDS-Instruction – a longitudinal study that examines the impact of mathematics teachers’ competencies on instructional quality and student achievement in the federal state of Hamburg, Germany with a broad range of instruments (collaboration between CEMO and universities in Cologne and Hamburg)
  • TEDS-Validation – a longitudinal study that examines the impact of mathematics teachers’ competencies on instructional quality and student achievement in the federal state of Thüringen, Germany (collaboration between CEMO and universities in Cologne and Hamburg)
Tags: Teacher competencies, International studies, Knowledge tests, Performance assessments


  • Blömeke, Sigrid; Dunekacke, Simone & Jenssen, Lars (2017). COGNITIVE, EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF PROSPECTIVE PRESCHOOL TEACHERS’ BELIEFS. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal.  ISSN 1350-293X.
  • Blömeke, Sigrid; Houang, Richard T.; Hsieh, Feng-Jui & Wang, Ting-Ying (2017). Effects of Job Motives, Teacher Knowledge and School Context on Beginning Teachers’ Commitment to Stay in the Profession: A Longitudinal Study in Germany, Taiwan and the United States., In Motoko Akiba & Gerald K. LeTendre (ed.),  International Handbook of Teacher Quality and Policy.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138890770.  23. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hoth, Jessica; Kaiser, Gabriele; Busse, Andreas; Döhrmann, Martina; König, Johannes & Blömeke, Sigrid (2017). Professional competences of teachers for fostering creativity and supporting high-achieving students. ZDM - the International Journal on Mathematics Education.  ISSN 1863-9690.  49(1), s 107- 120 . doi: 10.1007/s11858-016-0817-5
  • Zachrisson, Henrik Daae; Dearing, Eric; Blömeke, Sigrid & Moser, Thomas (2017). What levels the playing field for socioeconomically disadvantaged children in the Norwegian ECEC model?, In Hans-Peter Blossfeld; Nevena Kulic; Jan Skopek & Moris Triventi (ed.),  Childcare, Early Education and Social Inequality: An International Perspective.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 9781786432087.  10.  s 194 - 214
  • Blömeke, Sigrid (2016). Der Übergang von der Schule in die Hochschule: Empirische Erkenntnisse zu mathematikbezogenen Studiengängen, I: Axel Hoppenbrock; Rolf Biehler; Reinhard Hochmuth & Hans-Georg Rück (red.),  Lehren und Lernen von Mathematik in der Studieneingangsphase: Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze. (=Konzepte und Studien zur Hochschuldidaktik und Lehrerbildung Mathematik).  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-658-10261-6.  1.  s 3 - 13
  • Blömeke, Sigrid; Busse, Andreas; Kaiser, Gabriele; König, Johannes & Suhl, Ute (2016). The relation between content-specific and general teacher knowledge and skills. Teaching and Teacher Education : An International Journal of Research and Studies.  ISSN 0742-051X.  56, s 35- 46 . doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2016.02.003 Full text in Research Archive
  • Blömeke, Sigrid & Jenssen, Lars (2016). A question of validity: Clarifying the hierarchical nature of teacher cognition, In Monica Rosén; Kajsa Yang Hansen & Ulrika Wolff (ed.),  Cognitive Abilities and Educational Outcomes: A Festschrift in Honour of Jan-Eric Gustafsson (Methodology of Educational Measurement and Assessment).  Springer.  ISBN 978-3319434728.  5.  s 89 - 107
  • Blömeke, Sigrid; Jenssen, Lars; Grassmann, Marianne; Dunekacke, Simone & Wedekind, Hartmut (2016). Process Mediates Structure: The Relation Between Preschool Teacher Education and Preschool Teachers’ Knowledge. Journal of Educational Psychology.  ISSN 0022-0663. . doi: 10.1037/edu0000147
  • Blömeke, Sigrid; Olsen, Rolf Vegar & Ute, Suhl (2016). Relation of Student Achievement to the Quality of Their Teachers and Instructional Quality , In Trude Nilsen & Jan-Eric Gustafsson (ed.),  Teacher Quality, Instructional Quality and Student Outcome. Relationships Across Countries, Cohorts and Time..  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-41251-1.  2.  s 21 - 50
  • Braeken, Johan & Blömeke, Sigrid (2016). Comparing future teachers’ beliefs across countries: approximate measurement invariance with Bayesian elastic constraints for local item dependence and differential item functioning. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.  ISSN 0260-2938.  41(5), s 733- 749 . doi: 10.1080/02602938.2016.1161005
  • Dunekacke, Simone; Jenssen, Lars; Eilerts, Katja & Blömeke, Sigrid (2016). Epistemological beliefs of prospective preschool teachers and their relation to knowledge, perception, and planning abilities in the field of mathematics: a process model. ZDM - the International Journal on Mathematics Education.  ISSN 1863-9690.  48(1-2), s 125- 137 . doi: 10.1007/s11858-015-0711-6
  • Hoth, Jessica; Döhrmann, Martina; Kaiser, Gabriele; Busse, Andreas; König, Johannes & Blömeke, Sigrid (2016). Diagnostic competence of primary school mathematics teachers during classroom situations. ZDM - the International Journal on Mathematics Education.  ISSN 1863-9690.  48(1-2), s 41- 53 . doi: 10.1007/s11858-016-0759-y
  • Hoth, Jessica; Schwarz, Björn; Kaiser, Gabriele; Busse, Andreas; König, Johannes & Blömeke, Sigrid (2016). Uncovering predictors of disagreement: ensuring the quality of expert ratings. ZDM - the International Journal on Mathematics Education.  ISSN 1863-9690.  48(1-2), s 83- 95 . doi: 10.1007/s11858-016-0758-z
  • Kaarstein, Hege; Nilsen, Trude & Blömeke, Sigrid (2016). Lærerkompetanse, I: Ole Kristian Bergem; Hege Kaarstein & Trude Nilsen (red.),  Vi kan lykkes i realfag - Resultater og analyser fra TIMSS 2015.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02798-2.  6.  s 97 - 119
  • Kaiser, Gabriele; Blömeke, Sigrid; Köning, Johannes; Busse, Andreas; Döhrmann, Martina & Hoth, Jessica (2016). Professional competencies of (prospective) mathematics teachers: Cognitive versus situated approaches. Educational Studies in Mathematics.  ISSN 0013-1954.  Published ahead of print, s 1- 22 . doi: 10.1007/s10649-016-9713-8
  • Laschke, Christin & Blömeke, Sigrid (2016). Measurement of Job Motivation in TEDS-M: Testing for invariance across countries and cultures. Large-scale assessments in education.  ISSN 2196-0739.  4(16) . doi: 10.1186/s40536-016-0031-5
  • Laschke, Christoph; Kaiser, Gabriele & Blömeke, Sigrid (2016). Inhalte und Lehr-Lernmethoden in der Mathematiklehrerausbildung im Kontext unterschiedlicher Kulturen am Beispiel von Deutschland und Taiwan, I: Maria Hallitsky; Anatoli Rakhkochkine; Barbara Koch-Priewe; Jan Christoph Störtländer & Matthias Trautmann (red.),  Vergleichende Didaktik und Curriculumforschung - Comparative Research into Didactics and Curriculum: Nationale und internationale Perspektiven - National and International Perspectives.  Klinkhardt, Julius.  ISBN 978-3781521209.  6.  s 322 - 332
  • Nilsen, Trude; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric & Blömeke, Sigrid (2016). Conceptual Framework and Methodology of This Report, In Trude Nilsen & Jan-Eric Gustafsson (ed.),  Teacher Quality, Instructional Quality and Student Outcome. Relationships Across Countries, Cohorts and Time..  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-41251-1.  Chapter 1.  s 1 - 20
  • Paine, Lynn; Blömeke, Sigrid & Aydarova, Olena (2016). Teachers and teaching in the context of globalization, In Drew H. Gitomer & Courtney A. Bell (ed.),  Handbook of Research on Teaching.  American Educational Research Association.  ISBN 978-0-935302-47-9.  11.  s 717 - 786
  • Pankow, Lena; Kaiser, Gabriele; Busse, Andreas; König, Johannes; Blömeke, Sigrid; Hoth, Jessica & Döhrmann, Martina (2016). Early Career Teachers’ ability to focus on typical students errors in relation to the complexity of a mathematical topic. ZDM - the International Journal on Mathematics Education.  ISSN 1863-9690.  48(1-2), s 55- 67 . doi: 10.1007/s11858-016-0763-2
  • Scheerens, Jaap & Blömeke, Sigrid (2016). Integrating teacher education effectiveness research into educational effectiveness models. Educational Research Review.  ISSN 1747-938X.  18, s 70- 87 . doi: 10.1016/j.edurev.2016.03.002
  • Blömeke, Sigrid; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric & Shavelson, Richard J. (2015). Beyond dichotomies: Competence viewed as a continuum. Zeitschrift für Psychologie.  ISSN 2190-8370.  223(1), s 3- 13 . doi: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000194 Full text in Research Archive
  • Blömeke, Sigrid; Hoth, Jessica; Döhrmann, Martina; Busse, Andreas; Kaiser, Gabriele & König, Johannes (2015). Teacher Change During Induction: Development of Beginning Primary Teachers’ Knowledge, Beliefs and Performance. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.  ISSN 1571-0068.  13(2), s 287- 308 . doi: 10.1007/s10763-015-9619-4 Full text in Research Archive
  • Blömeke, Sigrid; Jenssen, Lars; Simone, Dunekacke; Ute, Suhl; Grassmann, Marianne & Wedekind, Hartmut (2015). Leistungstests zur Messung der professionellen Kompetenz frühpädagogischer Fachkräfte. Zeitschrift für pädagogische Psychologie.  ISSN 1010-0652.  29(3-4), s 177- 191 . doi: 10.1024/1010-0652/a000159 Full text in Research Archive
  • Blömeke, Sigrid & Kaiser, Gabriele (2015). Effects of motivation on the belief systems of future mathematics teachers from a comparative perspective., In Birgit Pepin & Bettina Roesken-Winter (ed.),  From beliefs to dynamic affect systems in mathematics education : Exploring a mosaic of relationships and interactions.  Springer.  ISBN 9783319068077.  Part II.  s 227 - 243
  • Blömeke, Sigrid; Kaiser, Gabriele & Clarke, David (2015). Preface for the Special Issue on “Video-Based Research on Teacher Expertise”. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.  ISSN 1571-0068.  13, s 257- 266 . doi: 10.1007/s10763-015-9629-2
  • Blömeke, Sigrid; König, Johannes; Suhl, Ute; Hoth, Jessica & Döhrmann, Martina (2015). To What Extent Is Teacher Competence Situation-Related? On the generalizability of the results of video-based performance tests [Wie situationsbezogen ist die Kompetenz von Lehrkräften?: Zur Generalisierbarkeit der Ergebnisse von videobasierten Performanztests]. Zeitschrift für Pädagogik.  ISSN 0044-3247.  61(3), s 310- 327
  • Dunekacke, Simone; Jenen, Lars & Blömeke, Sigrid (2015). Mathematikdidaktische kompetenz von erzieherinnen und erziehern: Validierung des KomMa-leistungstests durch die videogestdtzte erhebung von performanz. Zeitschrift fur Padagogik (Beiheft).  ISSN 0514-2717.  (61), s 80- 99
  • Dunekacke, Simone; Jenssen, Lars & Blömeke, Sigrid (2015). Effects of mathematics content knowledge on pre-school teachers’ performance: A video-based assessment of perception and planning abilities in informal learning situations. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.  ISSN 1571-0068.  13, s 267- 286 . doi: 10.1007/s10763-014-9596-z
  • Dunkacke, Simone; Blömeke, Sigrid & Jenssen, Lars (2015). Mathematikdidaktische Kompetenz von Erzieherinnen und Erziehern. Validierung des KomMa-Leistungstests durch die videogestützte Erhebung von Performanz.. Zeitschrift für Pädagogik.  ISSN 0044-3247.  61, s 80- 99
  • Jenen, Lars; Dunekacke, Simone & Blömeke, Sigrid (2015). Qualitatssicherung in der kompetenzforschung: Empfehlungen fur den nachweis von validitat in testentwicklung und veröffentlichungspraxis. Zeitschrift fur Padagogik (Beiheft).  ISSN 0514-2717.  (61), s 11- 31
  • Jenssen, Lars; Dunekacke, Simone; Baack, Wibeke; Tengler, Martina; Koinze, Thomas; Schmude, Corinna; Wedekind, Hartmut; Grassmann, Marianne & Blömeke, Sigrid (2015). KomMa: Kompetenzmodellierung und Kompetenzmessung bei frühpädagogischen Fachkräften im Bereich Mathematik, I: Barbara Koch-Priewe; Anne Köker; Jürgen Seifried & Eveline Wuttke (red.),  Kompetenzerwerb an Hochschulen: Modellierung und Messung. Zur Professionalisierung angehender Lehrerinnen und Lehrer sowie frühpädagogischer Fachkräfte.  Verlag Julius Klinkhardt KG.  ISBN 978-3-7815-2046-2.  I.  s 59 - 79
  • Jenssen, Lars; Dunekacke, Simone & Blömeke, Sigrid (2015). Qualitätssicherung in der Kompetenzforschung: Empfehlungen für den Nachweis von Validität in Testentwicklung und Veröffentlichungspraxis. Zeitschrift für Pädagogik.  ISSN 0044-3247.  61, s 11- 31
  • Jenßen, Lars; Dunekacke, Simone; Eid, Michael & Blömeke, Sigrid (2015). The relationship of mathematical competence and mathematics anxiety: An application of latent state-trait theory. Zeitschrift für Psychologie.  ISSN 2190-8370.  223(1), s 31- 38 . doi: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000197 Full text in Research Archive
  • Kaiser, Gabriele; Busse, Andreas; Hoth, Jessica; König, Johannes & Blömeke, Sigrid (2015). About the Complexities of Video-Based Assessments: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Overcoming Shortcomings of Research on Teachers’ Competence. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.  ISSN 1571-0068.  13(2), s 369- 387 . doi: 10.1007/s10763-015-9616-7
  • König, Johannes; Blömeke, Sigrid & Kaiser, Gabriele (2015). Early Career Mathematics Teachers’ General Pedagogical Knowledge and Skills: Do Teacher Education, Teaching Experience, and Working Conditions Make a Difference?. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.  ISSN 1571-0068.  13(2), s 331- 350 . doi: 10.1007/s10763-015-9618-5
  • Roesken-Winter, Bettina; Hoyles, Celia & Blömeke, Sigrid (2015). Evidence-based CPD: Scaling up sustainable interventions. ZDM - the International Journal on Mathematics Education.  ISSN 1863-9690.  47(1), s 1- 12 . doi: 10.1007/s11858-015-0682-7
  • Roesken-Winter, Bettina; Schüler, Sven; Stahnke, Rebekka & Blömeke, Sigrid (2015). Effective CPD on a large scale: examining the development of multipliers. ZDM - the International Journal on Mathematics Education.  ISSN 1863-9690.  47(1), s 13- 25 . doi: 10.1007/s11858-014-0644-5
  • Weißenrieder, Jochen; Roesken-Winter, Bettina; Schueler, Sven; Binner, Elke & Blömeke, Sigrid (2015). Scaling CPD through professional learning communities: development of teachers’ self-efficacy in relation to collaboration. ZDM - the International Journal on Mathematics Education.  ISSN 1863-9690.  47(1), s 27- 38 . doi: 10.1007/s11858-015-0673-8
  • Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga; Blömeke, Sigrid & Pant, Hans Anand (2015). Competency research in higher education: Conceptual and methodological challenges and perspectives for future interdisciplinary research.. Peabody Journal of Education.  ISSN 0161-956X.  90(4), s 459- 464 . doi: 10.1080/0161956X.2015.1068055
  • Blömeke, Sigrid; Ute, Suhl; Kaiser, Gabriele & Döhrmann, Martina (2014). Family Background, Entry Selectivity and Opportunities to Learn: What Matters in Primary Teacher Education? An International Comparison of Fifteen Countries, In Sigrid Blömeke; Feng-Jui Hsieh; Gabriele Kaiser & William H Schmidt (ed.),  International Perspectives on Teacher Knowledge, Beliefs and Opportunities to Learn.  Springer Science+Business Media B.V..  ISBN 978-94-007-6436-1.  IV.  s 327 - 353

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  • Blömeke, Sigrid & Gustafsson, Jan-Eric (ed.) (2017). Standard Setting in Education. The Nordic Countries in an International Perspective.. Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-50855-9.  335 s.
  • Blömeke, Sigrid; Hsieh, Feng-Jui; Kaiser, Gabriele & Schmidt, William H (ed.) (2014). International Perspectives on Teacher Knowledge, Beliefs and Opportunities to Learn. Springer Science+Business Media B.V..  ISBN 978-94-007-6436-1.  592 s.

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  • Blömeke, Sigrid & Gustafsson, Jan-Eric (2017). Introduction, In Sigrid Blömeke & Jan-Eric Gustafsson (ed.),  Standard Setting in Education. The Nordic Countries in an International Perspective..  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-50855-9.  1.  s 1 - 7
  • Nilsen, Trude; Blömeke, Sigrid; Yang Hansen, Kajsa & Gustafsson, Jan-Eric (2016). Are school characteristics related to equity? The answer may depend on a country’s developmental level. IEA Policy Brief.  (10)
  • Olsen, Rolf Vegar; Blömeke, Sigrid & Suhl, Ute (2016). Effects Of Teacher Quality And Instructional Quality On Student Achievement.
  • Blömeke, Sigrid; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric & Shavelson, Richard J. (2015). Approaches to competence measurement in higher education. Zeitschrift für Psychologie.  ISSN 2190-8370.  223(1), s 1- 2 . doi: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000193
  • Blömeke, Sigrid & Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga (2015). Kompetenzen von studierenden. Einleitung zum beiheft. Zeitschrift fur Padagogik (Beiheft).  ISSN 0514-2717.  (61), s 7- 10

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