Transient Students Struggle with Academic Achievement

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According to Education Week Organization, 2004:Student mobility was defined as the phenomenon of students changing schools for causes other than grade promotion, or to the next school level.
It is commonly associated with a dip in academic achievement (Galton, et al, 2003). Several research studies have reported mobility as having a negative effect on academic achievement. It has a generally negative association with academic achievement (Alexander et al., 1996; Engec, 2006; Heinlein & Shinn, 2000)
According to Mehana and Reynolds (2004) who conducted a meta-analysis on studies of student mobility and estimated that mobile students were about four months behind in achievement when compared to stable students. They found “many highly mobile students take four to six months to recover academically” after a given move.
According to Dauber, Alexander, & Entwistle, 1993; Frankel & Forlano, 1967; Mantzicopoulos & Knutson, 2000; Rumberger, Larson, Palardy, Ream, & Schleicher, 1998; Straits, 1987, schools with significant incidences of student mobility also report an impact on their non-mobile students, teachers, and overall school climate. According to Pane, McCaffrey, Kalra, & Zhou, 2008 research has shown that mobility affects students emotionally and…
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