This report describes outcomes for the first year of the REACH strategic compensation program.
This report describes results for the school-wide growth component of the AISD REACH strategic compensation program in 2009-2010.
Austin Independent School District (AISD) Pilot Teacher Appraisal System Update: 2012-2013 Focus Group and Survey Summary
This report summarizes data gathered from focus groups and a survey designed to assess teachers’ experiences with AISD's pilot teacher appraisal system. Additional data are included regarding the timing of administrators’ classroom observations.
AISD REACH supports educators with mentoring and professional development opportunities, and rewards teaching in high needs schools, achieving student learning objectives, and schoolwide growth. This report highlights program successes since 2007-08.
Results of the evaluation suggest the SLO process is related to some positive outcomes for teachers and students. However, evidence indicates a need for program refinements to address discrepancies in SLO performance by staff role and school.
The AISD REACH campus reports provide REACH campuses with information regarding key program indicators for their schools. To learn more, select a campus report.
Data collected from REACH program staff and participants indicate three factors predict high campus implementation and program impact: 1. principals support, 2. attitudes toward SLOs, 3. teacher self-efficacy. Read the report for more information.
Research from 6 years of AISD REACH suggested the program likely influenced student performance, teacher practices, and novice teacher retention. However, little evidence showed schoolwide growth or retention stipends facilitated desired results.
High-quality intensive mentoring for novice teachers is one of the most critical support elements of REACH. This report illustrates activities mentors conducted in 2009-2010, novice teacher retention results, and mentoring program ratings.
The 2008-2009 school year marked the second year of the 4-year pilot of the AISD REACH program. The following report is the second in a series of reports documenting the progress of AISD REACH toward key program goals.