ERIC Number: ED385381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
The Effects of School Mobility on Scholastic Achievement.
Mehana, Majida; Reynolds, Arthur J.
This study investigated the predictors of school mobility and the influence of mobility on grade 6 math and reading achievement. The sample included 988 urban, low-economic status black children participating in a longitudinal study of the effects of preschool intervention. Fifty-eight percent of the students changed schools at least once. Preschool intervention did not predict mobility. Only free lunch eligibility significantly predicted mobility. Although the number of moves significantly predicted mobility, frequent mobility had a stronger relationship with grade 6 reading achievement after controlling for family background and kindergarten achievement. The results suggest that schools should pay particular attention to high mobility students through varied intervention programs. (Contains 41 references.) (Author/MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (61st, Indianapolis, IN, March 30-April 2, 1995).