S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 48 Number 1/3 (2012)
Effects of Ability Grouping on Students’ Attitudes toward Korean and English
- Shin, Seon-Hi; Kim, Seohyun
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.48 No.3, pp. 693-714
- Korean or English language proficiency; ability grouping; hierarchical linear modeling; multiple group analysis
- The study aimed to investigate the effects of ability grouping in Korean and English on students’academic performances and their attitudes toward subjects. A multiple group analysis with a 2-level HLM was performed on large-scale data using SAS, R, Mplus, and HLM for comparison. The study showed that the effects of ability grouping on student academic achievement and student perception about curricula were ambiguous. The study also showed that Mplus and HLM produced larger standard errors of the parameter estimates than SAS and R.