Date of Award

Summer 8-14-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

EdD Education Leadership, Management and Policy


Education Leadership, Management and Policy


Christopher Tienken, Ed. D.

Committee Member

Barbara Strobert, Ed. D.

Committee Member

Luke Stedrak, Ed. D.


student mobility, NJ ASK, proficiency levels, socioeconomic status, high-stakes testing


This cross-sectional, correlational, explanatory study sought to explain the influence of student mobility on the total percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced Proficient (TPAP) on the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) on both Grade 5 Language Arts Literacy and Mathematics in 2010-2011. The analysis included simultaneous and hierarchical regression models for student, school, and faculty variables. All data explored in this study pertained to 696 public elementary schools in New Jersey during the 2010-2011 academic year. The results of this study revealed that student mobility had no statistically significant influence on proficiency levels on the Grade 5 Language Arts Literacy and Mathematics section of the NJ ASK in 2010-2011.



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