The Relationship
between Transiency and
Student Performance
Emily M. Spira
Piedmont College
Why student transiency?
America has the highest rate of transiency in the world. On average,
forty-three million Americans...
Why student transiency?
Problem Statement
•

The goal of this study is to determine whether transiency affects
student performance.
•

Transiency ...
Hypothesis
I suspected student mobility impacted student achievement in
reading and math negatively.
According to the Lite...
Research Question

What impact does transiency have on
student achievement in reading and
math?
Approval
process
Participants:

Analysis of
Variance
test

89 3rd grade
students
Methodology
Students were
designated as

...
Data Analysis
Reading GCRCT Mean Scores

Math GCRCT Mean Scores

Not Mobile

867.5

Not Mobile

870.1

Mobile

860.9

Mobi...
Conclusion
•

•

There is not a significant difference between any of the
groups on the reading or math GCRCT (p>.05).

Th...
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  1. 1. The Relationship between Transiency and Student Performance Emily M. Spira Piedmont College
  2. 2. Why student transiency? America has the highest rate of transiency in the world. On average, forty-three million Americans move every year. According to data from the 2010 Current Population Survey 100.2 million people aged 5 years and over lived in a different residence 5 years ago.
  3. 3. Why student transiency?
  4. 4. Problem Statement • The goal of this study is to determine whether transiency affects student performance. • Transiency is a growing problem at the elementary school level • Challenges exist for teachers and students • Students can have gaps in their learning • • • Curriculum differences Calendar differences Student mobility also affects a students’ social and emotional well-being
  5. 5. Hypothesis I suspected student mobility impacted student achievement in reading and math negatively. According to the Literature: • The U.S. Government Accounting department reported students who change schools more than three times before eighth grade are four times more likely to drop out of school before graduating high school. • High transiency rates were found to correlate with lower test scores on standardized tests, with the gap widening between mobile and nonmobile students as students got older. • High rates of mobility result in challenges and frustration for both students and teachers. • A single move during elementary school may not impact a child; however, when multiples moves accrue the impact can be significant. • There is a significant relationship between student mobility and poverty.
  6. 6. Research Question What impact does transiency have on student achievement in reading and math?
  7. 7. Approval process Participants: Analysis of Variance test 89 3rd grade students Methodology Students were designated as Data collection in May 2013 1. Not Mobile 2. Mobile 3. Highly Mobile Instrument: Reading and Math GCRCT
  8. 8. Data Analysis Reading GCRCT Mean Scores Math GCRCT Mean Scores Not Mobile 867.5 Not Mobile 870.1 Mobile 860.9 Mobile 861.4 Highly Mobile 855.9 Highly Mobile 849.9 Highly Mobile Highly Mobile Mobile Series1 Not Mobile Mobile Series1 Not Mobile 850 855 860 865 870 830 840 850 860 870 880
  9. 9. Conclusion • • There is not a significant difference between any of the groups on the reading or math GCRCT (p>.05). The findings indicate transiency does not impact third grade student achievement in reading and math as measured by GCRCT.
  10. 10. Thank you for coming! Questions?

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