DRE staff formally evaluate the language acquisition and academic achievement of students served by programs for English learners (ELs): Late Transitional Bilingual Education (LTBE), English as a Second Language (ESL) and Dual Language (see Programs We Serve for program descriptions).

Recent Publications

Bilingual and English as a Second Language Academic Performance Summary Report, 2019–2020

This report summarizes the academic performance of emergent bilingual students, also known as English learners, for the 2019–2020 school year. Results are presented from the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS), advanced placement (AP) course enrollment and exam performance, college readiness indicators, and graduation and dropout rates. Results for the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test, academic course performance, and end-of-course tests were unavailable this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bilingual and English as a Second Language Programs and Demographic Summary Report, 2019–2020

This report summarizes student demographics and participation in Bilingual and English as a Second Language programs for 2019—2020 (N = 22,758). Emergent bilingual students’ perceptions of school climate and college intentions are also discussed.

Secondary Dual Language Academic Performance Summary Report, 2019–2020

This report summarizes the academic performance of students in the AISD secondary dual language program during 2019–2020. Topics include program and student characteristics, performance on the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS), enrollment in advanced placement (AP) courses and performance on AP exams. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures, academic course performance, performance on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests and performance on the end-of-course (EOC) tests are not included.

Eighth-Grade Dual Language Students’ Feedback on the Dual Language Program

This report summarizes results from a 2020 spring survey of 8th-grade students in the middle school Dual Language Program. Most students indicated they felt proud to be bilingual, appreciated the opportunities to receive high school and college credit, and wanted to continue Dual Language in high school.