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

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Austin: 2019 Fall Student Focus Group Results Summary

This report describes findings generated from student focus groups across five GEAR UP campuses in the Fall 2019 semester. The focus group participants described their perspectives of the GEAR UP program, experiences with the GEAR UP activities, and plans for future education. Findings obtained from the 2019 fall student focus groups echoed those obtained from focus group interviews with students and teachers in the 2018-2019 school year.

DELTA Credit Recovery Program Promotion and Graduation Outcomes, 2018–2019

This report summarizes grade-level promotion and graduation outcomes for 2,646 Austin Independent School District (AISD) students who participated in the DELTA Program in 2018–2019. Seventy-one percent of DELTA students in 9th through 11th grades were promoted to the next grade level and of the DELTA students in 12th grade, 85% graduated from high school.

Twilight Credit Recovery Program Promotion and Graduation Outcomes, 2018–2019

This report summarizes grade-level promotion and graduation outcomes for 2,859 Austin Independent School District (AISD) students who participated in the Twilight Program in 2018–2019. Of the 12th-grade students enrolled in Twilight in 2018–2019, 95% graduated. Of Twilight students in 6th through 11th grades, 94% were promoted to the next grade level.

Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program Summary Report, 2018-2019

Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) provides a 6-year, career-focused program that combines high school and college coursework with real-world work experience. This report includes findings regarding demographic characteristics and academic outcomes of the students served by the program, highlights emerging topics from the student and teacher and program staff surveys, and provides general recommendations for future program implementation.