“Mobility” as a general term refers to students leaving and entering a school or a district. Student mobility helps us understand some of the challenges schools and districts face in educating students. It takes time for a student to navigate a new school, and that time can affect the student’s learning. Mobility can be calculated in many different ways. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction offers three sets of calculations:
- Continuity – Proportion of students who were enrolled at the start of the year, but who do not stay enrolled for the full year;
- Turnover rate – Proportion of students who are not enrolled the full year; and
- Ins and outs – The flow of students throughout the year.
The first worksheet in the mobility file (titled “Notes”) provides important notes about how the measures were calculated.
Please direct questions or feedback to StudentInformation@k12.wa.us.
School Years 2015-17: Worksheet (updated 4/30/18)