Rising Kindergarten and 1st Grade Summer School Program for English Language Learners Evaluation, Summer 2009
In 2009, AISD offered a summer bilingual program, serving 1,645 rising kindergarten students and 1,712 rising 1st-grade students at 10 campuses to prevent the loss of academic skills between school years. This report summarizes the program's student enrollment, attendance, and academic performance.
The most powerful predictors of overall dropout risk among 9th graders were failing either reading or math TAKS tests, attendance below 90%, and being 16 years or older at the start of the school year.
Question: What were the strongest 8th-grade predictors of dropout among students who would have been members of the graduating class of 2009?
The most powerful predictors of overall student dropout risk were having an 8th-grade attendance rate of less than 90% and failing both the 8th-grade reading and math TAKS tests.