The mission AISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department is to provide opportunities for students to acquire 21st-century academic and technical skills needed for entry into the global workforce and/or postsecondary education to become contributing members of their community. The purpose of this report is to examine the trends in CTE course enrollment and student demographics over the last 5 years, 2012–2013 to 2016–2017.
This report compares employment and earnings outcomes of 2013 graduates with and without industry certifications and whether graduates with certifications worked in a related field. The supplemental technical report describes the methodology.
Postsecondary Education and Employment Outcomes for Career and Technical Education Graduates in the Class of 2013
Career and Technical Education (CTE) graduates appeared to enroll in postsecondary institutions and join the workforce at rates similar to those of other graduates.
How to Increase Postsecondary Enrollment of Hispanic Graduates: Recommendations From College and Career Advisors
Based on interviews with AISD college and career advisors, this report provides recommendations for closing the persistent postsecondary enrollment gap experienced by Hispanic graduates.
This report summarizes results of the 2014-2015 Austin Partners in Education (APIE) program evaluation.
2015 High School Exit Survey: Comparison of Responses of Career and Technical Education Concentrators with Those of Their Peers
Many survey responses of CTE and non-CTE seniors were very similar, including their plans to enroll in postsecondary education. Some differences in responses may be explained by differences in economic status.
Every year, the Austin Independent School District administers the Student Substance Use and Safety Survey to a random, representative sample of middle and high school students. The survey tracks student knowledge, attitudes, and behavior over time.
The CTE program was more cost-effective in 2013–2014 than it was in 2012–2013, despite a lower college readiness rate and an increase in the per student cost from the previous year. This was CTE’s third year of improvement in cost-effectiveness.
In 2013–2014, APIE served approximately 2,600 students in AISD schools. This report summarizes APIE's reading, math, and college readiness program outcomes.
The cost-effectiveness of the CTE program continued to improve in 2012-2013. The percentage of college-ready CTE seniors increased over the previous year, and expenditures declined. Seniors’ college readiness rates did not differ by CTE status.