The disparity in passing rates of at-risk and not at-risk students decreased for nearly half of STAAR subjects and grades, but increased in nearly as many cases. However, the gap narrowed to the smallest measured in six years of graduation rates.
AISD’s Office of Turnaround Schools implemented a high-dosage tutoring (HDT) program for selected grade levels and subject areas in the Travis and Eastside Memorial vertical teams. This report summarizes the first year of implementation.
AISD provided summer programs in 2010 for students to accelerate academic learning, maintain academic skills between school years, recover course credits, retake state achievement tests, or experience school-level transition activities.
This report summarizes highlights from the Dual Language Program rubric classroom observations conducted in October 2015. Observers rated several aspects of program implementation according to the rubric and provided comments about classroom practices observed.
AISD served more than 13,000 students in summer programs, providing opportunities for accelerated learning, maintenance of academic skills between school years, course credit recovery, state achievement tests, or school-level transition activities. Read the full report for more details.
AISD provided full-day pre-K to 5,196 4-year-olds in 2008–09 at 66 schools. Seventy percent or more of students made measureable gains on a test of receptive vocabulary, and average gains showed growth about two times greater than that expected for 4-year-olds after a 7-month period.
A Summary of Austin Independent School District's Optional Extended Year Program Activities, 2008-2009
During 2008–2009, state funds supported academic intervention activities for 3,623 students struggling in reading or math at 55 AISD campuses during the regular school year and in summer school. The program also provided parental involvement activities, staff development sessions for teachers, and student performance evaluations. Almost all students served (95.5%) were promoted to the next grade level.
A Summary of Austin Independant School District's Optional Extended Year Program Activities, 2007-2008
This report summarizes AISD's state-funded optional extended year program for the 2007-2008 school year.
AISD allocated Title I, Part A funds to 68 school-wide campuses (52 elementary, 11 middle, and 5 high schools) where the percentages of low-income children ranged from 45% to 99%. Other funds were allocated to provide services district wide to students, staff, and families. For more information on Title I compliance, read the full report.
The Austin Collaborative for Mathematics Education (ACME) was an initiative begun in August 1997 to improve mathematics education in all AISD elementary and middle school classrooms by providing teachers with long term, high quality professional development. This report summarizes information for 2001-2002.