ERIC Number: ED317368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
MESA National MSRTS Executive Summary.
State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo. Migrant Center.
This report examines the mobility of migrant secondary students and the frequency with which selected information actually appears on the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS) records of secondary students. Additionally, the report considers migrant students who are at or below grade level. The report is based upon data from the MSRTS databank. Currently migrant students changed schools across district lines during a regular school term; but more than 34% did so in summer term. Across grade levels 9-12 there was secondary credit activity on nearly 66% of currently and about 33% of formerly migrantory students in the MSRTS database. In general, the MSRTS has updated greater proportions of regular term information than it has in regard to summer term information. Secondary credit activity was proportionately greater for currently versus formerly migratory students. Twenty-two percent of migrant students moving between districts carried full or partial credit on the MSRTS records. Being overage in grade is a key indicator for identifying students at risk of dropping out. Fifty percent of migrant students grade 7-12 are on grade level, but 32.8% are one year and 17.1% two years or more below grade level. Some brief comments are made regarding the operation of the MSRTS program. (DHP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo. Migrant Center.