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Join the OCID team Wednesday, July 31, from 11:00am – 12:15pm for a discussion on our recent analyses exploring the association between different school transition types and graduation rates for various student populations.

During the webinar, we will highlight findings from our research specifically investigating school mobility among Oregon youth who have experienced time in foster care.

Student Mobility Spotlight

OCID has produced multiple resources investigating school transitions among Oregon’s public school system and high school graduation rates. In our latest brief, Student Mobility for Youth in the Oregon Foster Care System, we investigate mobility within a focused population.

Previous research shows that student mobility may be disruptive for student educational success, health outcomes, and social development. OCID and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) have published analyses revealing that graduation rates for mobile students were 30 to 40 percentage points lower than for nonmobile students, and that student mobility was more common for certain groups of students, especially students who are also in the foster care system.

In the OCID analysis focused on youth who experienced time in foster care, key findings included:

  • Student mobility was common among foster youth, particularly outside-district transitions
  • Student mobility was high throughout foster youths’ educational experiences, both during and outside of foster care episodes
  • Graduation rates varied more by number of school transitions than by number of foster care placements.

For additional OCID resources on student mobility and graduation, please see Oregon’s High School Class of 2020: Midyear School Transitions and Student Mobility and High School Graduation