Finding and promoting talent at secondary schools (TAFF)

Project description

Evaluation of the pilot project „Finding and promoting talent at secondary schools“ (TAFF)

At the beginning of the 2015/16 school year, the Bavarian Education Pact Foundation is carrying out the project „Finding and promoting talent at secondary schools“ (TAFF) as a school trial. The model project is aimed at grades 6 to 9 and focuses on the targeted promotion of talents of secondary school pupils who are not yet sufficiently addressed by existing offers. In particular, the focus will be on vocational orientation as a profile of the secondary school. A total of 26 schools in 11 school associations and one model school are participating in the project. The project has a duration of four years and is carried out with the kind permission of the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture, Science and Arts.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Eberle was commissioned with the evaluation of this school experiment. The aim of the evaluation is to work out professionally and systematically reflected conditions for the success of TAFF measures. Dr. Marina Quiner (currently in parental leave), Dr. Katrin Valentin and Theresa Zink are employed as research assistants in the evaluation project.

The evaluation of the school experiment takes place via a quantitative and qualitative approach. Among other things, TAFF measures will be examined more closely with the help of participatory observation in the course of case analyses.

Detailed information on the TAFF evaluation can be found at

Information on the school trial can be found under the following link:



Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen Nuremberg
Research and Teaching Unit for School Education, School Development and Experiential Learning
TAFF Evaluation
Regensburger road 160
90478 Nuremberg, Germany