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ERIC Number: EJ987216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
The Longitudinal Effects of Residential Mobility on the Academic Achievement of Urban Elementary and Middle School Students
Voight, Adam; Shinn, Marybeth; Nation, Maury
Educational Researcher, v41 n9 p385-392 Dec 2012
Residential stability matters to a young person's educational development, and the present housing crisis has disrupted the residential stability of many families. This study uses latent growth-curve modeling to examine how changing residences affects math and reading achievement from third through eighth grade among a sample of urban elementary and middle-school students. Results show that residential moves in the early elementary years have a negative effect on math and reading achievement in third grade and a negative effect on the trajectory of reading scores thereafter. Further, there is a negative contemporaneous effect of mobility on math scores in third through eighth grade but no such contemporaneous effect on reading scores. Implications for research and practice are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee