Patterns of course credit attainment for 2009-2010 AISD high school students are discussed. Among those most likely not to be on track to graduate in 4 years were English language learners and students in special education.
This report summarizes the 2009-2010 results of 25 AISD's special education grant projects. Goals were to reduce the student achievement gap and disproportionality, improving teacher quality and district processes, and evaluating projects.
AISD provided summer programs in 2010 for students to accelerate academic learning, maintain academic skills between school years, recover course credits, retake state achievement tests, or experience school-level transition activities.
Twenty-nine percent of students enrolled in AISD were English language learners in 2009-2010. The majority of them (62%) continued to make progress in English proficiency and their TAKS scores have continued to improve over the years.
AISD used more than $31 million federal Title I Part A funds in 2009-2010 to support almost 45,000 students at 71 Title I schools. This report summarizes compliance and service data.
QTEL is a professional development program for teachers which is designed to improve instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) and began as a pilot in 2007 at Lanier and International High Schools. This report presents findings of TAKS outcomes for students at Lanier High School in year 3.
Quality Teaching for English Language Learners (QTEL): Reflections on Building the Base, Austin 2010
QTEL is a professional development program for teachers. It is designed to improve instruction for English language learners and close academic gaps. This report highlights teachers' reflections on the program after year 3.
On average, kindergarten English learners (ELs) had lower scores on the TPRI/Tejas Lee and DRA/EDL early reading assessments at the end of the 2009-2010 school year than did non-ELs. For first graders, no significant difference was found between Spanish-speaking ELs and non-ELs on the TPRI/Tejas Lee.
Ninth-grade predictors of dropout risk among English language learners were having an attendance rate below 90%, being 16 years or older, earning less than 5 credits, attending a Title I campus and scoring beginning or intermediate on TELPAS reading.
QTEL is a teacher professional development program designed to improve instruction for English language learners and close academic gaps. This report summarizes feedback from teachers regarding a QTEL professional development event.