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.
Correlations for PDAS scores from year to year were moderate, and experienced teachers generally outperformed their novice peers. Data suggest a weak-to-moderate relationship between 3-year averages of teachers’ PDAS and student growth scores.
During spring, 2013, all high school counselors in AISD were invited to participate in an online survey of the present working conditions, priorities, and challenges of their position.
Austin Independent School District Pilot Teacher Appraisal System Update: Results of the 2012-2013 Student Response Survey
Feedback was obtained on 683 teachers at 12 schools from 9,000 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. Students’ ratings were generally favorable and correlated with some observation-based ratings. Implications for policy are addressed.
The purpose of this survey is to monitor Austin ISD seniors’ perceptions of their high school experience. Results are used to improve campus environments and program supports for students.
This report discusses the second year of AISD’s High Dosage Tutoring Program: students’ progress, program summaries, and participant survey results.
Standard Aggregate Reports (SAR) allow community-based service providers to access aggregate data (i.e., summary data for multiple individuals) about students participating in their programs. Using this system, service providers gain access to valuable information about the discipline, attendance, and academic achievement outcomes of the students they serve. At the same time, AISD can maintain compliance with federal and local regulations protecting the confidentially of individual-level student data while being responsive to agency data needs.
This report provides the percentage of AISD high school seniors who met specific college-ready criteria in 2012-2013.
This report examines the relationships between student achievement and responses to the 2012-2013 TELL, Parent, and Student Climate surveys.
During the Spring of 2013, all high school college and career advisors in AISD were offered the opportunity to participate in an online survey of the present working conditions, priorities, and challenges of their position in the district. This survey report provides college and career advisors' responses and integrates current research on effective college and career advising practices across the nation. Key findings included: (1) college and career advisors serve larger caseloads than recommended by TEA or the national school counselor professional organizations; (2) college and career…