The results of this study suggest that there were no significant differences in the academic performance of military dependents' with low (n = 20), moderate (n = 20), and high (n = 20) mobility school district transfer rates compared to non-military control students (n = 20) before completing high school. The findings were not consistent with some past research on student mobility. The research school district takes the goal of the Interstate Compact, which is to replace the widely varying treatment of transitioning military students with a comprehensive approach that provides a uniform policy in every school district in every state, very seriously. The research school district most likely sees consistently strong academic performance for its mobile military children because of the positive, and welcoming well-organized, goal-linked, and sustainable home, school, and community partnership supporting military dependents success at school. The school district involved in this research is but one of many public school districts in the United States that borders a military installation, thereby serving a diverse, military and civilian, student population. Additional research on the effect of mobility and the academic achievement of students in such districts is needed to better understand the effects of mobility, as well as the factors that moderate that relationship. In doing so, an important consideration is the possibility that school districts that serve a highly transient population become very adept at quickly and efficiently assessing and accommodating the learning needs of individual students. One would expect that in doing so, such school districts would effectively reduce or eliminate potentially negative effects of mobility.
|Advisor:||Hill, John W.|
|Commitee:||Grandgenett, Neal F., Keiser, Kay A., Smith, Peter J.|
|School:||University of Nebraska at Omaha|
|School Location:||United States -- Nebraska|
|Source:||DAI-A 74/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||School administration, Secondary education|
|Keywords:||Achievement, And high, Graduating senior high school dependents, Low, Military family mobility, Moderate, School district transfer rates, School engagement|
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