DRE staff report postsecondary enrollment for the district and all regular high schools and examine factors that influence students’ postsecondary enrollment and retention. DRE staff also examine students’ participation in the workforce before and after high school graduation.

Recent Publications

Academic Benefits of Athletics: Summary of Outcomes for the Graduating Class of 2017

This report summarizes the academic and post-secondary outcomes for student athletes and non-athletes in the 2017-2018 school year.

Austin ISD CTE Postsecondary Enrollment – Executive Summary, Spring 2018

This report provides a summary of graduates who earned a CTE certificate or who were a CTE concentrator and their college enrollment between the 2013 and 2017 school years.

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Austin: 2018 Fall Student Focus Group Results Summary

To gather information about student perspectives of the GEAR UP program, the AISD evaluation team conducted students focus groups with students at six GEAR UP campuses in the fall of 2018. This report presents summary of findings related to students' feedback in the following areas: (a) understanding of the GEAR UP program, (b) GEAR UP facilitators, (c) GEAR UP activities, (d) intention to attend college, (e) teacher expectations, and (f) any other information students wanted to know about college.

College Readiness Summary, 2017–2018

This report provides an overview of the district’s college readiness outcomes for seniors in the 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 school years.