PPfT evolved in several distinct ways in 2020–2021. PPfT PL opportunities continued to expand as a new pathway, CPI, was launched. It was also the first year all teachers automatically participated in PPfT com-pensation. Revising the IP and PGR rubrics in collaboration with the PPfT oversight committee was also a major implementation goal achieved in 2020–2021. PPfT continues to work toward its goal of empowering and professionalizing teachers by offering more competitive salaries, more targeted PL opportunities that align with district initiatives, and more leadership opportunities.
In 2020–2021, APIE aimed to align programs and resources to help AISD students navigate the new educational landscape brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures. While APIE’s goals continued to focus on supporting ECHS students in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to enroll, persist, and succeed in postsecondary education, priorities were free to be adjusted based on the shifting needs of students and campuses. As planned, APIE supported academic and college readiness programs through multiple academic coaching services focused on taking college readiness exams.
The purpose of the TELL AISD survey is to measure aspects of school climate such as general climate, district vision, leadership, teacher data use, instructional practice, professional development opportunities, and student conduct. The survey is administered annually to all campus–based staff employed half-time or more. This report contains highlights regarding the 2020-2021 AISD TELL Survey. To view the full 2020-2021 AISD TELL Survey results, click the Interactive Report link and choose the AISD TELL Survey Dashboard from the dropdown list.
The purpose of this report is to help stakeholders of Professional Pathways for Teachers (PPfT) understand and refine the methods used to measure program implementation and outcomes. This report also contains summative data on the progress of PPfT in 2019-2020 inclusive of participation in PPfT compensation and option PPfT professional learning opportunities.
The main purpose of the 2019–2020 evaluation of the Department of Leadership Development was to evaluate the implementation of the newly developed assistant principal (AP) and principal hiring processes, designed to select a diverse group of equity-focused, effective novice leaders. The hiring process consisted of using an online video interviewing tool (HireVue) and an assessment center consisting of several tasks intended to assess candidates’ abilities to perform job-related duties.
Families were asked which instructional model they planned for their student to participate in from the options remote off-campus learning and on-campus learning beginning January 4th, which instructional model they planned for their student to participate in if the Austin community moves into Stage 5 risk-based guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and their preference for how the district might adjust the 2020-2021 academic calendar if the district moves to 100% remote learning or closes schools following winter break in January 2021. Families responded on behalf of about 17,000 students.
Staff were asked to provide their preference for how the district might adjust the 2020-2021 academic calendar if the district moves to 100% remote learning or closes schools following winter break in January 2021. Overall, 70% of staff ranked the option to move instructional days to the end of the school year as their most preferred option, 18% ranked the option of holding once-a-month instructional days on Saturdays throughout the spring semester as their most preferred choice, and just 12% ranked moving instructional days to spring break as their most preferred choice.
The AISD Family Learning Preference survey was sent to all families of students on middle and high school campuses. Families responded on behalf of over 21,000 students (N= 21,547) out of a possible 37,400 students for about a 58% response rate for the survey. Families were asked which instructional model they planned for their student to participate in from the options remote off-campus learning and on-campus learning beginning November 2nd. Overall, about 78% of responses for students on the survey indicated that families plan for their student to be engaged in remote off-campus learning.
Part of Austin Independent School District (AISD)'s ongoing commitment to employees’ well-being and retention includes understanding employees’ feelings toward their work environment. AISD’s customer experience department, CARES (customer focused, action oriented, responsive, empathetic, and service driven), worked with AISD's Department of Research and Evaluation (DRE) to create items to be added to staff surveys to accomplish this. Analysis of responses to these items and comparisons between feelings and perceptions of campus-based staff and Central Office staff are described in…
The AISD Family Learning Preference survey was available for participation between September 10th and September 25th in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Kinyarwanda, Dari, Swahili, and Pashto. Families responded on behalf of over 54,000 students (N= 54,294) out of a possible 76,397 students for about a 71% response rate for the survey. Families were asked which instructional model they planned for their student to participate in from the options remote off-campus learning and on-campus learning, with a third, hybrid learning option available to students at the high school level.