Multilevel network item response modelling for discovering differences between innovation and regular school systems in Korea

Ick Hoon Jin, Minjeong Jeon, Michael Schweinberger, Jonghyun Yun, Lizhen Lin

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Abstract

The innovation school system in South Korea has been developed in response to the traditional high-pressure school system in South Korea, with a view to cultivate a bottom-up and student-centred educational culture. Despite its ambitious goals, questions have been raised about the success of the innovation school system. Leveraging data from the Gyeonggi Education Panel Study along with advances in the statistical analysis of network data and educational data, we compare the two school systems in more depth. We find that some schools are indeed different from others, and those differences are not detected by conventional multilevel models. Having said that, we do not find much evidence that the innovation school system differs from the regular school system in terms of self-reported mental well-being, although we do detect differences among some schools that appear to be unrelated to the school system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1225-1244
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C: Applied Statistics
Volume71
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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