Berlin Survey of the Learning Outcomes of Work-Relevant Basic Competences of Students with a Need for Educational Needs in "Learning" (BELLA)

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data, achievement tests
  • Lehmann, Rainer
  • Brodesser, Ellen
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Publication Date
  • Forschungsdatenzentrum (FDZ) am Institut zur Qualitätsentwicklung im Bildungswesen (IQB) / Research Data Centre (FDZ) at the Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB) (Distributor)
Free Keywords
German; Educational Needs; Achievement Rating; Achievement Assessment; Performance Test; Germany; German Achievement; Special Schools; Interdisciplinary Competences; Secondary Schools; Low Track; Secondary Modern Schools; Cognitive Ability; Learning Disabilities; Reading Comprehension; Mathematics; Mathematics Achievement; Problem Solving; Middle Track; Students; Special Education; Vocabulary; Vocational Schools; Special Programs
  • Abstract

    The project dealt with the topic of improving pedagogical quality in schools with the funding focus on learning, schools with joint teaching and vocational schools. The study recorded the knowledge levels and backgrounds of students (N=4,481) with the help of performance tests and questionnaires. Within the scope of the study – performed in the summer of 2006 - standardised performance tests for general mathematics and German, a test for obtaining information from so-called "discontinuous texts", a test for solving problems, a test for technical understanding and a test for economic understanding were used. The cognitive abilities of the participating students were measured using the short form of the language-free intelligence test CFT 20. Attitudes and assessments towards school and teaching criteria as well as work in the student companies were recorded using a general questionnaire specially developed for this study and a student company questionnaire. [Project/IQB]

Temporal Coverage
  • 2006-05-22 / 2006-06-30
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin
Sampled Universe

Students in grade 7 to 10 (N=4.481)


Total universe

Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Educational measurements and tests
  • Measurements and Tests: Paper & Pencil Test
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Is documented by
    DOI: 10.5159/IQB_BELLA_Skalendokumentation_v1
  • Brodesser, E. (2016). Kinder aus zugewanderten Familien. Vertiefende Auswertung der Berliner Erhebung "BELLA" zu herkunftsbezogenen Disparitäten. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

    • ID: 10.1007/978-3-658-11400-8 (DOI)
  • Lehmann, R. & Hoffmann, E. (Hrsg.) (2009). BELLA. Berliner Erhebung arbeitsrelevanter Basiskompetenzen von Schülerinnen und Schülern mit Förderbedarf "Lernen". Münster u. a.: Waxmann

    • ID: 3-8309-2096-2 (ISBN)
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Update Metadata: 2020-02-26 | Issue Number: 5 | Registration Date: 2019-05-27