ERIC Number: ED331942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May-9
Reference Count: N/A
Student Stability: Some Relationships between Student Stability and Other Selected Variables for 1987-88.
Cleveland Public Schools, OH.
This study examined the differences between stable students and more mobile students in Cleveland (Ohio) schools during the 1987-88 school year. Highly mobile students are believed to be more educationally at risk than their stable counterparts. A stable student was defined as one who was enrolled for at least 178 days and did not transfer from one school to another. The following student characteristics were examined: (1) attendance; (2) tardiness; (3) suspensions; (4) withdrawals; (5) dropping out; (6) promotion; (7) reading diagnosis and related services; and (8) achievement and competency-based test scores. Stable students exhibited the following characteristics when compared to less stable students: (1) higher family income; (2) higher attendance rate; (3) more likely to be tardy; (4) more likely to have lower suspension rates; (5) less likely to have withdrawn from or dropped out of school; (6) more likely to be promoted; (7) over twice as likely to have received one day of reading diagnosis and to be in more than one reading project; (8) more likely to have taken the standardized, citywide reading test at the secondary level; (9) likely to have higher scores on reading achievement and competency tests; and (10) likely to have higher scores on mathematics achievement tests. Statistical data are presented in 62 tables and 23 graphs. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH.