Degree Name

Education Specialist (EdS)

Semester of Degree Completion


Thesis Director

David E. Bartz


A study was done to see if high student mobility rates were related to achievement scores at the third and fifth grade levels for students in the Illinois School District of Georgetown - Ridge Farm. Student mobility and the 3rd and 5th grade achievement test scores of seventh and eighth grade students were examined. A mobile student was considered one that had not attended at least six and one half out of the seven educational years in kindergarten through grade six.

The findings of this study showed no major differences in achievement test scores of the stable student group compared to the mobile group and the total group. The study also revealed that even with a high mobility rate of students each year, there was still a 69 percent stable student group that had basically spent its entire kindergarten through sixth grade educational years in the Georgetown - Ridge Farm School District.