The ninth annual High School Exit Survey was administered online to seniors in every AISD high school during Spring 2011. In total, 3,793 seniors completed the survey, for an adjusted response rate of 87.3 percent.
This report uses the High School Exit Survey as a vehicle to explore explanations for the consistent postsecondary enrollment gap between Hispanic seniors and students of other races/ethnicities.
Positive Behavior Support (PBS), first piloted in Austin Independent School District (AISD) in 2003–2004, is a systems approach to the prevention of problem behavior and the improvement of students’ academic performance. In Fall 2010, the district PBS program was implemented at 81AISD campuses, and staff at one additional campus were preparing for implementation. Working with AISD PBS specialists, campus staff used data to problem solve and monitor strategies for change. Strategies ranged from universal interventions, implemented across all students, staff, and settings, to intensive…
The AISD Parent Survey was designed to monitor the relationships between campus staff and parents. The survey results provide campus staff with feedback about how parents feel they are treated by school staff and their campus' educational environment.
This report describes teacher concerns regarding the introduction and implementation of the district’s Response to Intervention (RtI) framework in AISD middle schools during the 2010-2011 school year.
Student outcomes on attendance, discipline, TAKS scores, and GPA were compared between students who participated and students who did not participate in Afterschool Centers on Education programs at AISD campuses.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Evaluation 2009-2011
AISD used $16 million to support 25 ARRA IDEA projects to reduce the student academic achievement gap, reduce disproportionality, reduce dropout, improve district processes, improve teacher quality, and evaluate programs.
The student climate survey provides campuses with important feedback from students regarding topics such as behavioral environment, adult fairness & respect, student academic self-confidence, teacher expectations, and student engagement.
This report summarizes compliance and service data from the more than $31 million in federal Title I, Part A grant funds to AISD in 2010–2011 which was used to serve more than 43,000 students at 67 Title I schools.
Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is a systems approach to the prevention of problem behavior and the improvement of student academic performance. This research brief describes campus participation in PBS since 2003–2004, when it was first piloted by AISD. It also presents results from 2010–2011 end‐of‐year surveys, in which administrators and staff at PBS campuses shared their perspectives on the implementation and effects of PBS.