Based on the fmdings, it appears that mobility is, at best, weakly related to math or reading achievement, controlling for prior achievement, grade level, ethnicity, and gender. Given the lack of meaningful differences among mobility groups, these findings may be viewed optimistically by parents and students who are faced with an increasing number of school choice options and the potential moves to new schools. The study was viewed as an initial step toward understanding the multifaceted effects of school mobility on academic performance.Standard scores are obtained in the broad areas of reading, math, and language arts. Also, subtest scores within these areas are calculated. For this study, reading and math composite scale scores were used as the dependent variables. ... Thus, 5th grade students were administered first the AIMS and subsequently the SAT9 in the spring of 2001 and subsequent ... and show where a students falls on the normal curve in comparison to other students that took the same test. Figure 3 45.
|Title||:||Changes in Academic Achievement as a Function of School Mobility for Elementary Students|
|Author||:||Allison Marie Larsen|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|