English language learners were more likely to attend school and to meet the STAAR passing standards in reading and math when their teachers used creative teaching strategies more frequently. These findings coincide well with the research that encourages teachers of foreign languages to be creative in their teaching so that students not only benefit from language learning, but also develop broader educational objectives and learning outcomes (Maley & Peachey, 2015).
This report describes the School Turnaround AmeriCorps Initiative and the program's impact on students at Reagan High School and Travis High School during the 2015-2016 school year.
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 the Austin Independent School District (AISD), CLI designs systemic and sustainable programs that integrate creativity, creative teaching strategies, and the arts with classroom teaching, campus programming, and campus improvement. Evaluation findings suggest CLI implementation had a positive impact on the district, its teachers and the students it serves.
This evaluation report describes program outcomes for students in APIE's Middle School Math and College Readiness Coaching Programs in the 2015–2016 school years.
Students in middle and high school as well as elementary school students from model SEL schools (online participants only) were asked 20 questions that assessed their SEL skills. These skills relate to the following SEL competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
Research on creative learning shows that students attending arts-rich schools have higher levels of motivation and better academic and social success. Arts richness is measured in the Creative Campus profile reports, based on information gathered in the 2015-2016 Arts Inventory. The profile was developed and piloted in the Creative Learning Initiative (CLI) campuses over two years, but is relevant and now available for all AISD campuses. This will be an annual report, and will be used to track the progress of our district's investment in the whole child through the arts and creative…
This report, prepared in collaboration with the AISD Office of Innovation and Development (OID), summarizes the accomplishments of SEL in AISD from 2011-2012 through 2015-2016.
Social and Emotional Learning: The Effects of Program Implementation and Longevity, 2011-2012 through 2015-2016
This longitudinal analysis of SEL in AISD seeks to answer the following question, do program outcomes improve more because of length of time in SEL or because of program implementation?
This report provides an overview of the district’s college readiness outcomes and changes in the methods for determining students’ college readiness.
This report describes characteristics of the 11 model SEL schools and compares them to non-model SEL schools.