Mobility Blueprint is an integrated, turn-key platform for improving student outcomes by:
Students changing schools for reasons other than grade promotion is one of the largest barriers to student success today.
What you need to know
What happens when mobility is an issue
Students who move often between schools may experience a range of problems such as
- Lower achievement levels due to discontinuity of curriculum between schools
- Behavioral problems
- Difficulty developing peer relationships
- A greater risk for dropping out
Connecting student mobility and dropout rates
In a study entitled Student Mobility and the Increased Risk of High School Dropout by Rumberger and Larson (1998), the researchers state that “student mobility is both a symptom of disengagement and an important risk factor for high school dropouts”. Research indicates that frequent school changes have a cumulative effect on students achievement that can place them as much as a year behind their peers (Kerbow, 1996). Students changing schools frequently are also at greater risk of dropping out (Rumberger and Larson, 1998).