Date of Award

Spring 3-18-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name

EdD Education Leadership, Management and Policy


Education Leadership, Management and Policy


Christopher Tienken, Ed.D.

Committee Member

Wendiann Sethi, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Jonathan Hart, Ed.D.


Student Mobility, High Stakes Assessments, Students on Free Lunch, Transient, Regression, New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge


This correlational, explanatory, cross-sectional study explained the influence of student mobility, at the school level, on the percentage of students who scored proficient on the 3rd grade English Language Arts Literacy NJ ASK. The variables in this study included: student characteristics (percentage of students who were economically disadvantaged (on free lunch status), percentage of students in Special Education, percentage of students who were Limited English Proficient, percentage of students who were mobile); and school characteristics (percentage of mobile teachers). The statistical analysis in this study included: Correlational Matrix, Simple Regression Model, Simultaneous Multiple Regression Model, and Sequential Regression Model. The study consisted of 1,335 New Jersey elementary schools that included third grade during the academic school year of 2010–2011. The findings in this study indicated that the student mobility rate does influence the percentage of students scoring proficient on 3rd grade English Language Arts Literacy NJ ASK.



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