The Professional Learning Department hosts an annual week-long orientation for various staff (e.g., teacher, elementary counselors, librarians) who are new to Austin Independent School District (AISD) as part of the Teacher Induction Program (TIP). This report summarizes survey results from staff who attended the Fall 2019 TIP orientation week.
Educator Excellence Innovation Program (EEIP), Multi-Year Summary of Implementation, 2014–2015 through 2017–2018
EEIP is a Texas Education Agency (TEA) grant program that funds innovation in teacher supports and leadership opportunities. This report summarizes the four-year implementation of EEIP schools and provides valuable lessons learned from the program.
This report answers questions about teacher and administrator perceptions of Professional Pathways for Teachers (PPfT) program implementation. PPfT is a multi-measure appraisal and compensation system designed to empower teachers and improve the quality of teaching in Austin Independent School District. PPfT is in its third year, and stakeholders were interested in, among other things, teachers' perceptions of new program components like professional learning opportunities and compensation. Perceptions of teachers and administrators are a valuable part of the implementation process.
EEIP is a Texas Education Agnecy (TEA) grant program that funds innovation in teacher supports and leadership opportunities. This report describes feedback from teachers at the six EEIP schools and summarizes implementation in the third year of the program.
This report examines perceptions about Professional Development Units (PDUs), an optional component of the REACH program, as well as the effects of participation on instructional practice and student growth.
Professional Development Units (PDUs) are an optional component of the REACH program. The following report summarizes the effects of PDU participation on instructional practice and student growth.
This report analyzes teachers’ feedback on the Effective Teacher Language course, a social and emotional learning opportunity for teachers. The Effective Teacher Language course is available online to teachers for a Professional Learning Exchange Day.
Year 2 Evaluation of the Educator Excellence Innovation Program in Austin Independent School District
This report describes feedback from teachers at the six EEIP schools. EEIP includes implementation of a new teacher appraisal system, student learning objectives, professional learning communities, novice teacher mentoring, and targeted peer observation.
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.
This report examines various outcomes regarding National Board (NB) Certified teachers and their students. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards' NB certification process is rigorous professional development opportunity available to teachers, counselors, and librarians that involve intensive self-reflection of their teaching practices, based on nationally established standards. Obtaining certification indicates accomplished practice in teaching. Findings indicated that NB-certified teachers were more effective than similar non-NB-certified teachers.