THE EXPLORATION OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY (PLC) IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL USING RASCH MODEL
This research is a case study research to explore Professional Learning Community (PLC) in several elementary schools in Indonesia. PLC is a group of people in a profession who exchange common values or beliefs and actively agree to learn together with others. The purpose of this study was to analyze the dimensions and involvement of teachers in PLC in general elementary schools and special elementary schools. The study uses a quantitative approach involving the teachers as the respondents with a polychotomy assessment which is analyzed with the Rasch Model through the assistant of Winstep software. The data collection technique used a questionnaire about PLC consisting of five dimensions, those are leadership, shared values and vision, collaborative culture, supportive conditions, and sharing experiences. The results of the analysis carried out with the Rasch Model indicate that the criteria of theperson reliability is "very good" and the criteria of item reliability is "good". The findings point that aspects of PLC appear in teachers who are in the elementary schools with the characteristics of a special program having the ability to express experiences in their community. Therefore it shows that the dimensions of PLC exists in these elementary schools.
Professional learning community, elementary school, rasch model, rating scale