This report summarizes the 2007-2008 program evaluation results of the AISD-UT partnership to improve math instruction in all high schools and thus increase student math achievement across the district.
The Creative Learning Initiative (CLI) is a community-wide effort to bring creative learning and the arts to each and every student in Austin. Lead by MINDPOP, the City of Austin, and the Austin Independent School District (AISD), CLI designs systemic and sustainable programs that integrate creativity, creative teaching strategies, and the arts with classroom teaching, campus programming, and campus improvement. Evaluation findings suggest CLI implementation had a positive impact on the district, its teachers and the students it serves.
Equity in Austin Independent School District: District Summary of Equity Work and Action Steps for Improvement
This report provides a summary of the district's gap analyses, Equity Self-Assessment Survey results, current research, and district action steps.
This report describes results from a survey designed to assess students' emotions and behaviors prior to and following their participation in targeted grief support counseling.
This report contains descriptions of implementation and impact data related to CARES's effect on students, families and staff in 2020–2021. Responses to CARES-related survey items showed the majority of respondents were impacted positively. Further, the CARES team increased employee recognition efforts, the number of RAVEs given increased to 3,667, and, Let's Talk dialogues increased to almost 50,000. Expanding the Let's Talk communication platform was especially helpful to families during winter storm Uri. Qualitative data reflected the emphasis on customer service and…
The ACCESS grant provided funding for a dropout specialist at Mendez Middle School to work with students and their families on identifying and overcoming barriers to attendance and to decrease the likelihood that students would drop out.
The Creative Learning Initiative Innovates Teaching and Learning: Impact Highlights of the 2014–2015 School Year
The Creative Learning Initiative (CLI), a collective impact partnership among the Austin Independent School District (AISD), the city of Austin, and MINDPOP (an arts partnership dedicated to expanding creative learning in Austin and representing over 50 arts and cultural agencies), created arts-rich schools at a rate that exceeded the benchmark goal. The CLI had a positive impact on both teachers and students, as well as on the district. Teachers reported positive experiences with the program activities and positive changes in student engagement, behavior, and student achievement. Students…
The CARES (customer-focused, action-oriented, responsive, empathetic, and service-driven) initiative was launched in AISD in 2018-2019 to bring about a culture of respect and inclusiveness throughout the district. The initiative puts an emphasis on positive customer experiences for families, students and staff members. In the spring of 2020, the Department of Research and Evaluation conducted focus groups with front office staff members from a variety of schools in AISD to discover the perceptions and responses to this initiative and any barriers to full implementation.
The Texas Literacy Initiative (TLI) was first implemented in AISD during the 2012–2013 school. This report summarizes Spring 2014 survey responses from coaches/specialists at TLI campuses. Click to learn about their experiences during the second year of the initiative.
The Texas Literacy Initiative (TLI) was first implemented in AISD during the 2012–2013 school year. This report summarizes Fall 2014 survey responses from administrators at TLI campuses.