Ten AISD elementary campuses implemented one-way and two-way dual language pilot programs in the 2010–2011 year. What were parent and staff’s perception of its implementation? Did students advance in second language proficiency? Find out more.
In 2010–2011, AISD prekindergarten enrollment was 5,614, an increase by 3% from the 2009–2010 year. The cost per student for pre‐K was approximately $3,234 for the 2010–2011 year, a $94 perstudent decrease from 2009–2010.
Lucy Read Prekindergarten Demonstration School - First-Year Cohort's 3rd-Grade TAKS Performance, Spring 2011
Students who attended Read pre‐K in 2006-2007 performed better than the state average on their Spring 2011 3rd grade math TAKS and had a greater percentage scoring commended on math TAKS than did other AISD pre-K students or those assumed to qualify for pre‐K.
About 12% of 2009–2010 AISD kindergarten students left AISD before the 2010–2011 year. The vertical teams with the highest out-of-district mobility for kindergarten students were LBJ (16%), Anderson (14%), and Akins (13%).
Although more than a third of tested pre-K students (37%) entered AISD one standard deviation below the national average in receptive vocabulary, the AISD pre-K program accelerated these students’ growth by nearly twice the national average.
Twenty-nine percent of 2010-2011 AISD students were English language learners (ELLs). The majority of ELLs (62%) made progress in English proficiency and they showed overall improvement in most TAKS content areas for most grades.
Prekindergarten Evaluation Series: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Performance by Vertical Team 2010-2011
Although pre-K students average gains on the 2010-2011 PPVT/TVIP significantly differed by vertical team, these differences were attributed more to the students’ school or classroom rather than to the vertical team in which a school resides.
Spanish ELLs’ 6th‐grade TAKS reading passing rates declined from 2008 to 2011, possibly due to the increased number of Spanish ELLs who exited language programs prior to 6th grade and increasing state academic achievement standards in Spring 2010.
About 18% of 2009–2010 AISD pre-K students left AISD in 2010–2011 for kindergarten. The vertical teams of schools with the highest out-of-district mobility for pre-K students were Anderson (29%), LBJ (21%), and Reagan (20%).