Within-school tracking in South Korea: an analysis using Pisa 2003

The 2003 PISA Korea sample is used to examine the association between within-school ability tracking and mathematics achievement. Estimates of a variety of econometric models reveal that tracking is positively associated with mathematics achievement among females and that this association declines for higher achieving females. No evidence of an association between males and tracking is detected. While this association for females cannot be interpreted as a causal effect, the presence of a measurable association indicates the need for further research on tracking in Korea with a particular focus on gender differences.

author
Macdonald, Kevin
Patrinos, Harry Anthony
series
Policy research working paper WPS
language
ENG
Series volume
5266
Institutions
World Bank
date
2010
Pages
22 p.
regions
Asia and the Pacific
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themes
Grading and grouping
Studies of achievement
Pays
Korea R

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