Transient student rate (per 1,000) across the measurement period, by decile, 2009–2014

Ministry of Education

Notes

Transient students are defined as students who transferred school twice or more during the period of 1st March to 1st November.
Decile relates to each school that the student attended between March and November, each attended decile is counted once for each student.
Schools with no applicable Decile (Including the Correspondence school, some private schools, homeschooling, and youth justice facilities) are included in the total
Transient student rate by decile is calculated by dividing then number of transient students who attended schools of each decile by the total number of enrolments at schools of that decile at July 1st of the respective year.

Data calculation/treatment

Rate of transient students (per 1,000)
Numerator: (Data Source: Ministry of Education: ENROL)
Number of students who changed school twice or more during the period of 1st March to 1st November.

Denominator: (Data Source: Ministry of Education: ENROL)
Total number of students who attended school at on July 1st of each respective year. This is the roll out of ENROL, not the July roll return.

Cumulative movement for primary-aged students
Numerator: (Data Source: Ministry of Education: ENROL)
Cumulative count, each year, of students who moved school twice or more since starting their first school (at 5 years of age in 2009).
Denominator: (Data Source: Ministry of Education: ENROL)
All students who started school at 5 years of age in 2009.

Cumulative movement for secondary-aged students
Numerator: (Data Source: Ministry of Education: ENROL)
Cumulative count, each year, of students who moved school since 2009.
Denominator: (Data Source: Ministry of Education: ENROL)
All students who were Year 9 in 2009 and identified as a School Leaver between 2009 and 2013.

Limitations of the data

Transience during has only been examined for the period 1st March to 31st November.

Children who started school part way through the measurement period were counted in this indicator, both in the denominator and, if they had two or more moves during the period, the numerator of the rate. Starting school for the first time did not count towards the school moves for these children.

Age is taken as the age that a student was as at the 1st of March. Those children that were under 5 years old at that date are not included in analyses by age. Since students tend to start school when they turn 5-years-old rather than at the beginning of a school year, these students starting school later in the year have had less time within the measurement period to move schools, resulting in incomparable data.

For school-based measures (Decile, Regional Council, Territorial Authority), students are counted once for each category for which they attended. For example, in a given year between March and November if a student attends a Decile 7 school in Auckland, then a Decile 7 school in Waikato, then a Decile 6 school in Waikato; this student is counted once each in the categories for Decile 6, Decile 7, Auckland and Waikato.

Home-schooling is counted as a school for the purposes of this indicator, though is generally only included under totals when examining geographically related variables.

Exclusions

International Fee paying students and adult students (older than 19)

Data provided by

Ministry of Education

Dataset name

Schooling: Student Engagement/Participation - Transient students 2014

Webpage:

http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/indicators/main/student-engagement-participation/transient-students

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Data Tables' from the 'Downloads' section of the right-hand column

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Schooling: Student Engagement/Participation - Transient students 2014

From the dataset Schooling: Student Engagement/Participation - Transient students 2014, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Decile rate
  • Range: C4:H14
  • Provided: 66 data points

Dataset originally released on:

June 2015

Purpose of collection

Students need stability in their schooling in order to experience continuity, belonging and support if they are to stay interested and engaged in learning. All schools face the constant challenge of ensuring that all students feel they belong and are encouraged to participate at school. When students arrive at a school part-way through a term or school year, having been at another school with different routines, this challenge may become even greater for the school.

Students have better outcomes if they do not move school regularly. There is good evidence that student transience has a negative impact on student outcomes, both in New Zealand and overseas. Research suggests that students who move home or school frequently are more likely to underachieve in formal education when compared with students that have a more stable home and school life. A recent study even found that school movement had an even stronger effect on educational success than residential movement.

There is also evidence that transience can have negative effects on student behaviour, and on short term social and health experiences.