A qualitative case analysis is also conducted each year only in Bremen involving several focus groups. With reference to a set of interview guidelines, the members of five focus groups discuss the introduction of the state-wide Abitur examinations with regard to seven important aspects. Those invited to take part in the group discussion are::
They discuss seven key aspects:
1) general assessment of the state-wide Abitur, 2) preparation for the state-wide Abitur, 3) effects on the individual, on teaching, and on the school, 4) choice of focal areas and examination questions, 5) grading/evaluation in the state-wide Abitur,
6) practical implementation and quality control, and 7) overall assessment of the state-wide Abitur.
The qualitative evaluation also compares the different argumentations of the groups involved.