ERIC Number: EJ1161104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Mobility, Segregation, and Achievement Gaps: Evidence from Clark County, Nevada
Welsh, Richard O.
Urban Education, v53 n1 p55-85 Jan 2018
Student mobility and school segregation are two important issues with significant equity implications for urban school districts that are often addressed separately. This article examines the relationship between student mobility and school segregation. The findings indicate that more segregated schools typically have smaller within-school achievement gaps, a lower proportion of proficient students, a higher proportion of low-income and minority students, and higher nonstructural mobility rates (especially within-year mobility) than less segregated schools. The results also suggest that, regardless of the timing of school changes, high levels of achievement segregation are a significant predictor of student mobility. Policy implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Student Mobility, School Segregation, Racial Segregation, Achievement Gap, Equal Education, Low Income Students, Minority Group Students, Predictor Variables, Educational Policy, County School Districts, Institutional Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Nevada
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