Isa Steinmann

Postdoctoral Fellow - Centre for Educational Measurement
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Academic Interests

Isa Steinmann is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo (CEMO) in Norway and at the Center for Research on Education and School Development (IFS) at TU Dortmund University in Germany. In her research, she mostly uses international large-scale assessment data for secondary analysis to determine how education systems and schools affect student achievement and educational inequalities. In this field, she enjoys applying methods that aim for causal inference from observational data. Another strand of her research investigates how properties of the international large-scale assessments affect their results and interact with the respondents.

Her full CV is available here.



Isa Steinmann holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Münster and a PhD in Education from TU Dortmund University in Germany. She has worked as researcher at TU Dortmund University and the University of Oslo, and has served as International Quality Observer for the International Civics and Citizenship Study (ICCS) on behalf of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). She is co-coordinating the European Training Network OCCAM (

Central Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

  • 2019 Rudolf Chaudoire-Preis (Award at the TU Dortmund University)
  • Since 10/2019 PostDoc Fellowship at the College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER)
  • 08/2019 – 03/2020 Gustafsson & Skrondal Visiting Scholarship (CEMO, University of Oslo)
  • 2018 – 2022 Assistance: European Training Network OCCAM ( in the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks
  • 04/2016 – 02/2019 Doctoral scholarship (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, German Academic Scholarship Foundation)


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  • Strello, Andrés; Strietholt, Rolf & Steinmann, Isa (2021). The Effect of Between-school Tracking on School Segregation: International Evidence on Socioeconomic and Gender Segregation.
  • Steinmann, Isa & Olsen, Rolf Vegar (2021). Equality of school effectiveness in the Nordic countries.
  • Steinmann, Isa (2021). No, I don’t think I am no good at all! Double negation troubles in mixed-worded questionnaires.
  • Steinmann, Isa & Rutkowski, Leslie (2021). The Link between Gender Gaps in Secondary School Enrollment and Achievement.
  • Steinmann, Isa; Braeken, Johan & Strietholt, Rolf (2021). Identifying Inconsistent Respondents to Mixed-Worded Scales in Large-Scale Assessments.
  • Gladushyna, Olesya; Strietholt, Rolf & Steinmann, Isa (2021). Educational Gap Among Fourth Graders: Subject-Specific Strength and Weaknesses by Country, Gender, and Language Background.

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Published Oct. 5, 2020 8:16 AM - Last modified Nov. 18, 2021 9:57 AM