ERIC Number: ED352432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Student and Teacher Mobility: Impact on School Performance in New York City Public Schools.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office for Planning, Research, and Support Services.
The impact of student and teacher mobility on New York City (NYC) public school outcomes was examined in the context of other variables known to affect school performance. Performance data on various state mandated tests and New York State Regents' examinations for the 1990-91 academic year, selected student and teacher demographics, and student mobility data for all NYC public schools were obtained from the State Department of Education and the NYC Board of Education. Data analyses were performed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. High mobility rates in NYC are significantly related to low school performance on school outcome measures. High student mobility is consistently and highly associated with a low level of school performance at all levels. Although student mobility alone was highly correlated with elementary school and middle school performance, it was less important than such variables as attendance rate, poverty status, limited English proficiency, and the student and teacher minority composition. At the high school level, student mobility is more important. Teacher mobility, weakly but significantly related to school performance, was much less of a factor in determining school outcomes than student mobility. Ninety-five percent of NYC public schools had teacher mobility rates under 35 percent. Included are 7 tables and 43 references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Attendance, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Mobility, Family Mobility, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Performance, Public Schools, School Demography, School Effectiveness, State Programs, Student Mobility, Test Results, Testing Programs, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office for Planning, Research, and Support Services.