In collaboration with 10 public school districts in the Houston area, HERC embarked on a multiyear study of student mobility in Texas and across the Houston area to better understand which students change schools and the consequences those changes have on educational outcomes. Researchers found student mobility is patterned in the Houston area: it is possible to predict both who will move and where they will move.
Problems with How Texas Measures Continuous Enrollment and Proposed Solutions: A Methodological Report
This report proposes alternative definitions for student continuous enrollment. It also looks at the relationship between continuous enrollment and performance.
Student Mobility in Texas and the Houston Area
This report is the culmination of a multi-year study on student mobility undertaken by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's Houston Education Research Consortium in collaboration with 10 public school districts in the Houston area.
The Relationship Between School-Year Mobility and School Performance in the Houston Area
A study of 10 public school districts in the Houston area found that the higher the school-year mobility rate at a school, the lower its accountability performance.
Consistency in Campus Student Mobility Predicting Campus Mobility at Houston Area Public Schools
This brief relays findings on how campuses’ student body characteristics, neighborhood features, campus attributes, and nearby alternative schooling options influence campus mobility rates.
Student Mobility During School Year Detrimental for Houston Area Students’ Achievement and Attainment
Tens of thousands of students in the Houston area switched schools during the school year annually. This study examined what this mobility meant for students’ performance on state accountability tests, high school grade retention, high school dropout, and high school graduation.
Student Mobility Leaving Districts in the Houston Area: Where do students go? And do they return?
This study highlights the unique patterns of student mobility and the returner phenomenon in 10 Houston-area school districts.
Flows of Student Mobility in the Houston Region
In this series of research briefs, HERC examines the between district mobility of students from the perspective of 10 public school districts in the Houston area.
Student Mobility Networks in the Greater Houston Area
This brief explores the informal networks of elementary school student mobility in the Greater Houston area across 27 independent school districts (ISDs).
Predictors of School Year Student Mobility in the Houston Region
This study identified student characteristics associated with school year mobility for more than 260,000 students in grades 4 through 8 who began the 2016-17 school year at a school in one of ten Houston area school districts.
Changing Schools: Differences in School Year Student Mobility by Subgroup (Part 4)
This study used seven years of data from the state of Texas (2010-11 through 2016-17) to illustrate how statewide patterns of school year student mobility differed by subgroup. Patterns of student mobility differed by race, socioeconomic status, and English learner status.
Exit Only or Revolving Doors: Student mobility to and from non-Texas public schools and non-district charters
To investigate this phenomenon of “returners,” Houston Education Research Consortium researchers followed two types of leavers in a cohort of Houston-area students to see if and when they return.
Changing Schools: Student mobility in Texas and across the Houston region (Parts 1-3)
Houston Education Research Consortium, in collaboration with 10 public school districts in the Houston area, embarked on a multi-year study of student mobility in Texas and across the Houston area to better understand which students change schools and the consequences those changes have for educational outcomes.
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