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.
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.
Sustaining a System for High-Quality Teachers, Report 2: Market Opportunities and Typical Wages for Austin Independent School District Teachers and Leavers
This report includes two studies that describe the local context for teacher employment decisions. The first examines the local labor market, and the second examines employment for teachers who left Austin Independent School District (AISD).
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.
Building a Teaching Effectiveness Network (BTEN): Coordinating Support and Feedback for Beginning Teachers
This report is an overview of the BTEN project, in which 19 AISD schools participated from 2011 to 2015. The report highlights the positive impact BTEN had on AISD schools and describes challenges with a new way of thinking about improvement.
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.
Sustaining a System for High-Quality Teachers, Report 1: Key Characteristics of Austin Independent School District Teacher Leavers and Transfers
This report describes how many teachers transferred or changed jobs in AISD, remained at their schools, or left the school district after the 2013–2014 school year, along with characteristics of teachers in each group.
Telecommuting is currently used in many industries and is celebrated for fostering job satisfaction and increased productivity. However, telecommuting is not widely practiced in K-12 environments. Two departments in AISD implemented pilot telecommuting programs. This report presents survey results from these pilot implementation models and summarizes the lessons learned to better understand the challenges and best practices of implementation.
The purpose of this Professional Pathways for Teachers (PPfT) evaluation was to examine the measurement validity and reliability of PPfT appraisal data from the 2017–2018 school year. The PPfT appraisal is a multi-measure system that covers three areas: instructional practices (IP), professional growth and responsibilities (PGR), and two student growth measures: a teacher-level student learning objective (SLO) measure and a campus-level school-wide value-added (SWVA) measure.
Professional Pathways for Teachers (PPfT) is a human capital system that blends three primary components: appraisal, compensation, and professional development (PD) opportunities. The purpose of PPfT is to build the capacity of Austin Independent School District (AISD) teachers through a comprehensive system of supports and compensation with the ultimate goal of having a positive impact on teacher retention and student achievement. The current evaluation document presents descriptive analyses of the 2017–2018 PPfT appraisal and compensation data.