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Percent of Continuing Elementary School Students Who Attended the Same School Last Year

Time Range: 2006       Resolution: Schools - Averaged to District

The Percent of returning students calculates the percentage of students enrolled on October 1 who were also enrolled in the school the previous year. If the school was redistricted for the year of the profile, the calculation was performed as if the students were enrolled in their new school the previous year. Elementary and middle school students only are reported on the district profile.

Rationale

Studies of student mobility show that students who frequently change schools experience a greater burden of stress and are at higher risk for experiencing emotional and behavioral problems1. These problems could lead to higher drop out rates and risky decision-making, both which affect health outcomes. Children with mental and behavioral problems are more likely to become incarcerated and experience problems with addiction and violence2.

1 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Facts for Families No. 14. Children and Family Moves. November 2002. http://aacap.org/page.ww?name=Children+and+Family+Moves§ion=Facts+for+Families

2 California Newsreel, Nationality Minority Consortia, Joint Center Health Policy Institute. Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/resources.php?topic_id=3

Source

The data is pulled from the Connecticut Department of Education's Connecticut Education Data and Research (CEDAR) site (http://www.csde.state.ct.us/public/cedar/index.htm).


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