The Effects of Health, Mobility, and Socio-Economic Status Factors on the Race Gap in Achievement
This quantitative study measures the influence of health, mobility, and socio-economic status on the racial/ ethnic achievement gap. Through information from parent and student surveys, as well as student grades from transcripts, scores from state-administered achievement tests, and district gathered information on whether or not the student was eligible for free/ reduced-price lunch, it analyzes influences on the achievement gap in a suburban school district, and finds significant effects of race/ ethnicity on achievement, socio-economic status, mobility, and one health factor, as well as significant effects of socio-economic status, mobility, and some health measures on achievement.
Wetzler, Rebecca. “The Effects of Health, Mobility, and Socio-Economic Status Factors on the Race Gap in Achievement”. Psychology senior thesis, Hartford, Connecticut: Trinity College, 2006. Available from the Trinity College Digital Repository, Hartford, Connecticut (http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu)
Submitted as part of the Cities, Suburbs and Schools project for the On The Line web-book by Jack Dougherty and colleagues.