Sigrid Blömeke

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Mobile phone +47 46418755
Room 332
Visiting address Gaustadalleen 21 Hus C plan 1 0349 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 develops ambitious goals, 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 quantitative methods, in particular confirmatory approaches but I like more exploratory ones 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


  • University of Oslo Research Award 2019
  • Distinguished Research Award from the German Educational Research Association (GERA) for outstanding research on effects of teacher education
  • University-of-the-Information-Age Research Award from the University of Paderborn, Germany for groundbreaking research on performance patterns of teachers using ICT
  • Fulbright Travel Grant for the US

Service (selected)

  • Leader of the Norwegian Exam Group 2019
  • 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
Published Oct. 14, 2014 4:12 PM - Last modified Apr. 14, 2020 1:04 PM