This paper describes the work done to advance CLI goals despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among many successes resulting from CLI’s resourcefulness and adaptability was an increase in secondary arts enrollment for students in special groups (e.g., special education, economically disadvantaged, and emergent bilingual). In addition, CLI’s novel Season of Arts Experiences provided 28 schools who would not have otherwise participated access to 27 unique arts partners, contributing to over 107 total arts partnerships in the 2020-2021 school year.
The purpose of this report is to provide information about the academic performance of emergent bilingual students in the Austin Independent School District (AISD). This document summarizes performance on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests, end-of-course (EOC) tests, the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS), advanced placement (AP) course enrollment, AP exam performance, college readiness indicators, and graduation and dropout rates.
Emergent Bilingual Student Experiences and the Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language Programs, 2020–2021
This report outlines emergent bilingual students’ experiences at AISD and in the Bilingual Education (BE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs. As of the Fall 2020 snapshot, AISD had enrolled 21,107 emergent bilingual students, representing 28% of the AISD student population (N = 74,871). Emergent bilingual students’ participation in the BE and ESL, special education, Gifted and Talented, and Career and Technical Education programs are summarized. Additionally, emergent bilingual students’ perception of school climate and aspects of BE and ESL program implementation are discussed.
This report summarizes the academic performance of emergent bilingual students, also known as English learners, for the 2019–2020 school year. Results are presented from the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS), advanced placement (AP) course enrollment and exam performance, college readiness indicators, and graduation and dropout rates. Results for the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test, academic course performance, and end-of-course tests were unavailable this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report summarizes student demographics and participation in Bilingual and English as a Second Language programs for 2019—2020 (N = 22,758). Emergent bilingual students’ perceptions of school climate and college intentions are also discussed.