MultiTex - Transfer

Process-based assessment of multiple documents comprehension

(Multiple Documents Literacy)

In the project MultiTex-Transfer, the computer-based test to assess the competence of text comprehension with multiple documents (Multiple Document Comprehension, MDC), which was developed in an earlier project phase (KoKoHs project MultiTex), is to be implemented for students of the humanities and social sciences in the introductory phase. We will research how to optimally implement the instrument for ensuring practicability and the promotion of MDC ability. Special attention will be paid to the type of feedback. With regard to practicability, optimal arrangements will to be discussed with students, those responsible for study advice and teachers in introductory courses. Specifically, students will be given the opportunity to take the MDC test as a self-assessment at the start of their studies. Then, the students will have the chance to work with self-study material to improve their skills.

Therefore, the present project is to investigate which conditions with regard to feedback and practical implementation are necessary to promote the sustainable use of the MDC test. Furthermore, it is another goal of the present project to support an optimal perceived usefulness and acceptance of the test among students and teachers as well as an ideal development of the MDC ability of students during their first semester.

The aims of the present project can be summarized as follows:

  1. Making the MDC test available as a means for self-assessment or for use in university introductory courses
  2. Identification of optimal arrangement for the use of the MDC test with regard to feedback
  3. Development of a concept with students, teachers and student advisors for the further and sustainable use of the test.


March 2020: KoKoHS book on all projects has been published, including an overview over our project - see Publications

February 2020: Our follow-up project MultiTex-Transfer gets funding. More information soon.

September 2019: MultiTex at the Paepsy conference in Leipzig - see Conference contributions

August 2019: MultiTex at the EARLI conference in Aachen - see Conference contributions

19.03.2019: New publication: Our paper about sourcing was accepted for the British Journal of Educational Psychology!

22.02.2019: New publication: The paper about mental load and mental effort in multiple document comprehension was accepted for the Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie!

January 2019: New publication: The paper about the test construction and scaling was accepted for Diagnostica!

Principle Investigators

Dr. Cornelia Schoor

University of Bamberg

Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt

Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories Bamberg

Dr. Ulf Kröhne

DIPF Frankfurt a.M.

Dr. Carolin Hahnel

DIPF Frankfurt a.M.

Prof. Dr. Frank Goldhammer

DIPF Frankfurt a.M.

Junior Researcher

Theresa Zink

University of Bamberg

Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories Bamberg

Practice Partners

Prof. Dr. Johannes Naumann

Bergische Universität Wuppertal