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Student Mobility Patterns and Achievement in Wisconsin. Prepared for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Selina Eadie Ryan Eisner Bryan Miller Leni Wolf Monday, May 13, 2013. Overview of Presentation. ● Overview of Previous Findings ● Methodology of Analysis

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Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Student Mobility Patterns and Achievement in Wisconsin

Prepared for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Selina Eadie

Ryan Eisner

Bryan Miller

Leni Wolf

Monday, May 13, 2013


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Overview of Presentation

  • ● Overview of Previous Findings

  • ● Methodology of Analysis

  • ● Description of Mobility in Wisconsin

  • ● Association Between Mobility and Achievement

  • ● Policy Implications and Ideas for Future Research


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Research Questions

●What is the state of student mobility in WI?

●What is mobility’s association with achievement?


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Previous Findings

●Moves associated with lower academic performance

●Different mobility rates for different groups of students

●Timing matters (both time of year and time of academic career)

●Inter- versus intra-district moves


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Methodology

  • ●First research using Wisconsin Student Number Locator System (WSLS)

  • ●Created a cohort of students for analysis

    • ●Start: September 15, 2006

    • ●End: May 1, 2011

  • ●Students in Cohort: 319,230


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Mobility Rates by Ethnicity (2006-07 through 2010-11)

Number of moves


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Mobility Rates by Economic Status (2006-07 through 2010-11)


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Mobility Rates by Homeless Status (2006-07 through 2010-11)


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Moves by Time of Year (2006-07 through 2010-11)


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Moves in the Five Largest Districts (2006-07 through 2010-11)


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Top Receiving Districts of Milwaukee Public Schools Students


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Mobility and 2010-11 Graduation Status


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Reading and Math WKCE Scores for 10th Graders in 2010-11


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Reading and Math WKCE Scores for 10th Graders in 2010-11


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Regression Confirmation

●Ran an OLS regression to test these relationships

●Controlled for:

● Race, Economic Status, Homelessness,District,Ever received English Language Learner (ELL) services

Includes fixed effects for district

● Findings

● Coefficients on moves consistently negative and significant at .01 level

● Coefficients on other variables consistently of greater magnitude


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Summary of Findings

●Black and Hispanic students appear to move much more frequently than their White and Asian-American peers

●Students who qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch move more than full-price students

●Students in largest districts are more likely to move than the state average

● Especially Milwaukee

●Consistent relationship between mobility and achievement


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Future Research Considerations

●Detect residential moves

●Moves by time in academic career

●Type of destination school

●Prior year test score controls


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Policy Implications

●Information and record-keeping systems

●Funding mechanisms and sources

● Implications for school choice policies


Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

● Jared Knowles, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

● Russell Dimond, University of Wisconsin-Madison

● Jed Richardson, Wisconsin Center for Education Research

● Professor Andrew Reschovsky, University of Wisconsin- Madison


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Thank you!

Questions?


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Reading Regression Results


Student mobility patterns and achievement in wisconsin

Math Regression Results


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