Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
James H. Stronge
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the impact of mobility on fifth grade students in an urban elementary school environment during the 1994-95 and 1995-96 school years. The significance of the study lay in its intent to assess the impact of mobility. Specifically, the study analyzed the demographic characteristics of mobile students and investigated the impact of mobility on student achievement, attendance, discipline referrals, and retention.;The sample consisted of 244 fifth graders. Archival data were obtained from the students' scholastic and directory information records for the 1994-95 and 1995-96 school years. The results were analyzed by performing a one tail t-test. The study concluded that the reading achievement and the mathematics achievement of mobile students were significantly less than that of nonmobile students.;In addition, the number of absences, discipline referrals, and retentions for mobile students were significantly higher than that of nonmobile students. This study supported the idea that schools must advocate more and better interventions to equitably meet the needs of mobile students. Recommendations were made for future research.
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Smith-Jones, Yvonne Darcel, "A comparative analysis of school-based performance of mobile and nonmobile students" (1997). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1539618274.