Esther Kaufmann

Esther Kaufmann


Esther Kaufmann studied psychology at the University of Zurich (1997-2003). Afterward, she was a research assistant at the ETH Zurich (2003-2006) and a doctoral candidate at the University of Mannheim (2007-2009). After completing her doctorate, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Teacher Education Zug (2009-2011) and as a school psychologist (2011-2012). From 2012 to 2015, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. F. Eberle (University of Zurich) and Prof. S. Schumann (University of Konstanz). From 2015 she was a senior assistant (Oberassistentin) at the Chair for Theory and Empirical Research on School Educational Processes at the Institute of Educational Science (University of Zurich). One year later, she obtained the Teaching Skills Certificate of the University of Zurich. Then followed a research stay (supported by the SNF) at Prof. David V. Budescu, Fordham University, New York City, USA. She has been part of the iScience group since fall 2020. In spring 2022 she successfully passed her habilitation examination at the University of Zurich. Her research interests and focuses are modeling and measuring competencies, teacher judgment accuracy, meta-analysis, online research, test development and test evaluation, and evaluation research. Additional information (publications):