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Dominique LAFONTAINE, Full Professor

  • Head of the Departement Education Science
  • Head of the Center Analysis of Systems and Practices in Education.
  • Head of the Research Unit Evaluation and Quality in Education (EQUALE) from 2015 to 2018.
  • Ph. D. in Educational Science.
  • Master in Romance Philology, Habilitation to teach French and Spanish in upper-secondary education.
  • Associate menber at Deutsche Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung (DIPF) in Frankfurt-am-Main.


Tél :

+32 4 366 20 97


+32 4 366 20 75

Fax :

+32 4 366 28 55



List of publications
(English version)


Liste des publications
(version française)

Fields of research

  • Assessment: assessment of achievement, especially in the field of reading; international comparative surveys, questionnaire and cognitive tests development.
  • Empirical studies: effectiveness and equity of education systems and teaching practices; gender studies.
  • Comparative education and monitoring of education systems.
  • Learning and teaching processes; didactics of reading and writing, reading engagement, sociocognitive aspects of learning.

Current functions and mandates within University of Liege and for the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

  • Member of the Monitoring Board for Compulsory Education of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
  • Member of the Board for Language Policies, from 2007 to 2012.
  • Expert advicing the Rector about the transition from upper secondary to higher education.

At the international level

  • Member of the PISA International Reading Expert Group (from 1999 to 2021).
  • Member of the Contextual Questionnaires Expert Group for PISA 2018.

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