This report provides highlights from the 2021 High School Exit Survey and includes AISD seniors’ reports of college and career preparation activities, perceptions of school experiences, and aspirations for the future.
Gender-diverse secondary students (i.e., students in grades 6-11 who identify as transgender, nonbinary, or questioning) continue to report a more challenging school climate than their cisgender peers, according to results from the 2020-2021 AISD Student Climate Survey. This report highlights the largest differences in students' perceptions and includes qualitative responses from gender-diverse students about when they feel welcome or unwelcome at school. Recommendations for strengthening supports for gender-diverse students are discussed.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares students for college, career, and life, and increases access and equity to high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand industries. AISD CTE prepares graduates for postsecondary success. About 72% of Class of 2019 graduates who enrolled in postsecondary education were CTE course takers or concentrators. This executive summary reports on college enrollment for Class of 2019 graduates who participated in CTE during their senior year.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Austin Independent School District (AISD) aims to provide scholars with academic knowledge and technical skills needed to gain entry to high-demand, high-skill, and high-wage industries. This report summarizes results of the CTE Program Analysis Scorecard for the 2019–2020 school year. The CTE Program Analysis Scorecard results focus on three components of program outcomes: (a) program alignment, (b) quality of instruction, and (c) access and equity.
Austin Independent School District (AISD) views family engagement as a top priority. In alignment with this priority, AISD employs parent support specialists (PSS)s at 69 Title I schools, 52 of whom are funded with City of Austin funds. PSSs provide family members, parents and guardians with various support services, access to resources, and opportunities for learning and engagement. This report summarizes some of the family engagement services provided by PSSs and the activities of the PSSs during school year 2020–2021.
This report describes ACT test results for AISD’s graduating seniors, Class of 2020, who took the ACT any time during high school.
This report describes SAT test results for AISD's graduating seniors, Class of 2020, who took the SAT any time during high school.
This report describes the results from the Student Teacher Survey and the Cooperating Teacher Survey. Findings indicated most student teachers had a positive experience in the Student Teaching Program. Additionally, most cooperating teachers would recommend their student teacher for employment suggesting the Student Teaching Program can serve as an effective teacher recruitment pipeline for AISD.
The AISD Student Climate Survey measures students' perceptions of school climate across a number of dimensions, including engagement, relationships, safety, personal development skills, and college intentions. Students in grades 3 through 11 are provided with the voluntary opportunity to take the survey every spring, with survey results used by district and campus leaders for planning, goal setting, and decision-making. To view results, click on the link below, then select "Student Climate Survey" from the drop down menu at the top left of the page.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards' NB certification process is rigorous professional development opportunity available to teachers, counselors, and librarians that involve intensive self-reflection of their teaching practices, based on nationally established standards. This report provides a summary of AISD's National Board Certified staff as of the 2020-2021 academic year.