Since 2010, Prof. Dr. Petra Stanat is director of the Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB) at the Humboldt-Universit&auml;t zu Berlin. She studied Psychology at the Freie Universit&auml;t Berlin and received her Master's Degree (Diplom) in 1992. In 1998, she completed her Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Subsequently, Petra Stanat worked as a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin where she managed the international part of the first cycle of the OECD&rsquo;s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for Germany. After completing her Habilitation in Education at the Freie Universit&auml;t Berlin in 2005, she took on a position as Professor for Research on Learning and Instruction at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg where she also acted as Managing Director of the University&rsquo;s Central Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction (2005-2007). Then she held a position as Professor for Educational Science at the Freie Universit&auml;t Berlin (2007-2010). Petra Stanat&rsquo;s current research activities focus on conditions and support measures of immigrant students&rsquo; educational success, second language development and its facilitation. She is currently conducting several research projects, which are funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) [German Research Foundation] and the Bundesministerium f&uuml;r Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) [Federal Ministry of Education and Research]. Prof. Petra Stanat is amongst others member of the Editorial Board of the Zeitschrift f&uuml;r P&auml;dagogik [Journal of Education], member of the DFG-Fachkollegium Erziehungswissenschaft [Review board Education Sciences of the German Research Foundation], Chairperson of the "Arbeitsgruppe f&uuml;r Empirische P&auml;dagogische Forschung" (AEPF) [Working Group Empirical Educational Research], and member of the Advisory Board of the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung f&uuml;r Migration, Fl&uuml;chtlinge und Integration (BaMF) [German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees].