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

Advanced Placement (AP) Test Results, May 2018

This report summarizes district Advanced Placement (AP) test results in 2018. AP test results may be used by higher education institutions to place students in courses and extend course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations.

High School Exit Survey (HSES), Executive Summary, Spring 2018

This report provides highlights from the 2018 High School Exit Survey and includes AISD seniors’ reports of college and career preparation activities, perceptions of their school experiences, and aspirations for the future.

From Gateway to Project Lead the Way: Tracking Middle School Engineering Participants into High School

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) administers a national engineering program in middle schools, called Gateway, and in high schools, called Project Lead the Way (PLTW). In this summary, the PLTW courses taken during high school were examined for two cohorts of students who participated in the Gateway program at some point in their middle school years (eighth graders in 2011–2012 and 2012–2013). Overall, more than half of Gateway 8th grade students in 2011–2012 (57%) and 2012–2013 (56%) attended a PLTW high school. Of…

Career and Technical Education Enrollment and Demographic Trends, 2012-2013 to 2016-2017

The mission AISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department is to provide opportunities for students to acquire 21st-century academic and technical skills needed for entry into the global workforce and/or postsecondary education to become contributing members of their community. The purpose of this report is to examine the trends in CTE course enrollment and student demographics over the last 5 years, 2012–2013 to 2016–2017.