The purpose of the maps was to show the density and distribution of students enrolled in foreign language courses in Austin Independent School District (AISD) high schools and middle schools and to show the distribution of student enrollment in Spanish-language courses, as well as the density of Spanish-speaking English language learners (ELLs) in AISD high schools and middle schools.
These maps provide an overview of existing dual language programs in the district for the 2011–2012 school year and the distribution of English language learners.
En el otoño de 2011, se identificaron como LEP en AISD 24,000 estudiantes, que representan un 28% de la matrícula total de AISD.
This report provides a description of ELL enrollment in the district, examines ELL progress in English proficiency and academic content areas, and evaluates the dual language program in its first year of district wide implementation.
The AISD pre-K program advanced nearly one-third of students to above the national average in receptive vocabulary ability in their native language by Spring 2012, with more than 50% of students scoring above the national average on the test.
The performance data on long-term English language learners (ELLs) were mixed and suggest not all long-term ELLs were struggling in English proficiency or content area knowledge. A quarter of long-term ELLs received special education services.
AISD Burmese refugee student enrollment has increased since the 2006–2007 year, and the number is expected to rise as Austin resettlement agencies serve more families coming into the US. Learn more about how AISD can better serve this population.