Before starting to work at the federal institute BIFIE, Andrea Kulmhofer worked at the Department of School Education/Teacher Education, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz. Currently she is involved in developing diagnostic tests as well as large scale assessments for Austrian EFL students. Andrea does research in Didactics, Language Education and Teacher Education. She has recently completed her PhD project 'Investigating fidelity of implementation of a language program for 3rd grade elementary school students in Austria (PhD thesis).' She now holds a PhD with special focus on FL/L2 teaching methodology.