In 2015, researchers with the Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium completed a significant local study on student mobility.
The study looked at students in Jackson, Clay and Platte counties. It found:
More than one in five students (36,000 students) changed schools in 2015.
Of those, more than 6,300 students changed schools two or more times.
Student transfers had a measurable impact on academic achievement based on student performance on the Missouri Standardized Assessment.
Students missed an average of four days between each transfer, with 10% of students transferring missing 12 or more days each move.
Download the study.
In the summer of 2017, Rosalie Swingle and Charis Moss researched and wrote a policy paper Creating Student Stability: Addressing Kansas City Evictions and Study Mobility as part of an Urban Leaders Fellowship through the Kansas City (MO) mayor's office.