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

Recent Publications

Fifth-Grade Native English Speakers' Performance on the Spanish-Language Proficiency Assessment, STAMP 4Se, 2018-2019

This report examines fifth-grade native English speakers’ performance on the Spanish language proficiency assessment. Spanish language proficiency was assessed with the STAMP 4Se assessment, which was given in the Spring 2019 semester to fifth-grade native English speaking students enrolled in the two-way Dual Language (DL) Program. Students were assessed on four domains of Spanish language proficiency (reading, listening, writing, and speaking). Student performance levels on all four domains increased compared with student performance in 2018.

Bilingual and English as a Second Language Program and Demographic Summary, 2017–2018

This report summarizes the bilingual and English as a second language programs implemented during 2017–2018. Programs and program participation are summarized, as well as student demographic characteristics and the number of students served.

Eighth-Grade Students’ Feedback on the Middle School Dual Language Program 2018

This report provides student feedback on their experiences in the 2017–2018 middle school dual language program.

Dual Language Program Implementation at Austin Independent School District, 2017-2018

This report summarizes results from a sample of Dual Language (DL) Program classroom observations conducted in the 2017-2018 school year. Instructional specialists used an instrument to rate aspects of program implementation which included classroom environment and instructional methods.