This report summarizes district Advanced Placement (AP) test results in 2019. AP test results may be used by higher education institutions to place students in courses and extend course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations.
The purpose of the 2018–2019 CARES evaluation was to (a) help program staff conceptualize the CARES implementation work and goals; (b) define measurable indicators of implementation, outputs, and outcomes; and (c) provide summative data on the first year of program implementation. Results of the 2018–2019 CARES program evaluation activities were organized into four reporting areas: conceptualization of CARES, evaluation of implementation activities, baseline measurement of customer experiences, and exploratory correlation analyses.
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Austin: Annual Evaluation Report 2018–2019
In 2018–2019, the program’s second federally funded year, GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Austin served a cohort of 7th-grade students (n = 2,536) across 11 middle schools. Nearly all GEAR UP students received support services relevant to college preparation. Evaluation findings suggest that students, teachers, and parents had a positive perspective on the role of the program services in college preparation.
Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) provides a 6-year, career-focused program that combines high school and college coursework with real-world work experience. This report includes findings regarding demographic characteristics and academic outcomes of the students served by the program, highlights emerging topics from the student and teacher and program staff surveys, and provides general recommendations for future program implementation.
Early College High School (ECHS) provides students with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and 60 college hours, which lead to an associate’s degree. This report describes demographic characteristics and academic outcomes of the students served by ECHS, highlights emerging topics from the teacher and program staff surveys, and provides general recommendations for future program implementation.
This report summarizes AISD's bilingual and English as a second language programs implemented during 2018-2019. Programs are summarized, as well as student demographic characteristics and the number of students served.
This report examines the beginning-of-year (BOY) performance of English learners (ELs) who attended summer school in June 2018. Summer school ELs’ performance on Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA) and iStation Indicators of Progress (ISIP) was compared to the performance of similar ELs who did not attend summer school. Statistically significant differences were found between the two groups.
The purpose of this report is to help stakeholders of Professional Pathways for Teachers (PPfT) understand and refine the methods used to measure program implementation and outcomes. This report also contains summative data on the progress of PPfT, which just completed its third year. PPfT first launched district-wide in AISD in the 2016–2017 school year, and since then the concept behind the program has been refined to that of empowering teachers and improving the quality of teaching through a multi-measure appraisal and compensation system.
The Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) program managed by Foundations Communities provided academic assistance, enrichment, college and career readiness, and family engagement activities at community learning centers to students from three AISD elementary schools, using Cycle 9 funding through the Texas Education Agency. This report compares student outcomes over two years for students who participated in ACE managed by Foundation Communities in 2018-2019.
The Creative Learning Initiative (CLI) is a community-wide effort to bring creative learning and the arts to each and every student in Austin. Lead by MINDPOP, the City of Austin, and Austin Independent School District (AISD), CLI designs systematic and sustainable programs that integrate creativity, creative teaching strategies, and the arts with classroom teaching, campus programming, and campus improvement. Overall, CLI implementation in 2018–2019 was comparable to prior years and continues to have a positive impact on students. This report summarizes the CLI implementation activities.