Student Learning Objectives: Analysis of Student Growth in 2013-2014 by Type and Source of Assessment
This report examines the practical implications of student learning objective (SLO) assessment decisions for teacher appraisal. We present student-level growth data from SLO assessments administered in 2013–2014. Growth data are compared according to type (i.e., multiple-choice or rubric/performance-based) and source (i.e., common or teacher-created) of assessment.
This report provides an overview of the process used to derive a school’s growth level and summarizes 2015 math and reading/ELA growth levels for all AISD elementary, middle and high schools. Additionally, longitudinal data are provided for each school level.
Sustaining a System for High-Quality Teachers, Report 2: Market Opportunities and Typical Wages for Austin Independent School District Teachers and Leavers
This report includes two studies that describe the local context for teacher employment decisions. The first examines the local labor market, and the second examines employment for teachers who left Austin Independent School District (AISD).
Sustaining a System for High-Quality Teachers, Report 1: Key Characteristics of Austin Independent School District Teacher Leavers and Transfers
This report describes how many teachers transferred or changed jobs in AISD, remained at their schools, or left the school district after the 2013–2014 school year, along with characteristics of teachers in each group.
Austin Independent School District (AISD) Human Resources Exit Survey 2014–2015: Summary of Non-teaching Professionals' Reasons for Leaving
AISD conducts an online survey of professional & administrative employees leaving the district. The Human Resources Exit Survey asks 34 questions about a variety of topics. This report describes non-teaching professionals’ reasons for leaving in 2014-2015.
Austin Independent School District (AISD) Human Resources Exit Survey 2014–2015: Summary of Teachers’ Reasons for Leaving
AISD conducts an online survey of professional & administrative employees leaving the district. The Human Resources Exit Survey asks 34 questions about a variety of topics. This report describes teachers’ reasons for leaving in 2014-2015.
This report describes feedback from teachers at the six EEIP schools. EEIP includes implementation of a new teacher appraisal system, student learning objectives, professional learning communities, novice teacher mentoring, and targeted peer observation.
Building a Teaching Effectiveness Network (BTEN): Coordinating Support and Feedback for Beginning Teachers
This report is an overview of the BTEN project, in which 19 AISD schools participated from 2011 to 2015. The report highlights the positive impact BTEN had on AISD schools and describes challenges with a new way of thinking about improvement.
In 2013, the Austin Independent School District began administering a voluntary online exit survey to all professional and administrative employees leaving the district. Responses and respondent characteristics are described.