Emergent Bilingual Student Experiences and the Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language Programs, 2020–2021
This report outlines emergent bilingual students’ experiences at AISD and in the Bilingual Education (BE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs. As of the Fall 2020 snapshot, AISD had enrolled 21,107 emergent bilingual students, representing 28% of the AISD student population (N = 74,871). Emergent bilingual students’ participation in the BE and ESL, special education, Gifted and Talented, and Career and Technical Education programs are summarized. Additionally, emergent bilingual students’ perception of school climate and aspects of BE and ESL program implementation are discussed.
This report summarizes the academic performance of emergent bilingual students, also known as English learners, for the 2019–2020 school year. Results are presented from the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS), advanced placement (AP) course enrollment and exam performance, college readiness indicators, and graduation and dropout rates. Results for the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test, academic course performance, and end-of-course tests were unavailable this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report summarizes the first year of the prekindergarten partnership between AISD, United Way for Greater Austin, and participating child development centers that served 417 students. Classrooms and students displayed high quality of instruction and academic performance, and teacher professional development opportunities are summarized.
This report summarizes student demographics and participation in Bilingual and English as a Second Language programs for 2019—2020 (N = 22,758). Emergent bilingual students’ perceptions of school climate and college intentions are also discussed.