AISD provided full-day pre-K to 5,196 4-year-olds in 2008–09 at 66 schools. Seventy percent or more of students made measureable gains on a test of receptive vocabulary, and average gains showed growth about two times greater than that expected for 4-year-olds after a 7-month period.
Question: What were the longitudinal Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) achievement patterns for English Language Learners (ELLs) from school years 2005-2006 to 2008-2009?
This report shows the longitudinal TAKS passing rates by subject area for AISD's English language learner students over time (2005-2006 to 2008-2009).
Rising Kindergarten and 1st Grade Summer School Program for English Language Learners Evaluation, Summer 2009
In 2009, AISD offered a summer bilingual program, serving 1,645 rising kindergarten students and 1,712 rising 1st-grade students at 10 campuses to prevent the loss of academic skills between school years. This report summarizes the program's student enrollment, attendance, and academic performance.
Question: Did mother's completion of the ePromotora program influence children's prekindergarten (pre-k) academic achievement, school attendance, and personal development?
This 2008-2009 school year program uses a train-the-trainer model in which Spanish-speaking mothers participate in a 6-week course about teaching early literacy skills and preparing their children for school. Sixty-nine of 107 mothers completed the program in 2008–2009. Students of mothers who completed the program showed academic gains.
AISD served more than 13,000 students in summer programs, providing opportunities for accelerated learning, maintenance of academic skills between school years, course credit recovery, state achievement tests, or school-level transition activities. Read the full report for more details.
AISD allocated Title I, Part A funds to 68 school-wide campuses (52 elementary, 11 middle, and 5 high schools) where the percentages of low-income children ranged from 45% to 99%. Other funds were allocated to provide services district wide to students, staff, and families. For more information on Title I compliance, read the full report.
Comparison of AISD Prekindergarten Programs, 2001-2002 (Half-Day and Full-Day Pre-K) and 2007-2008 (Full-Day Pre-K)
This report summarizes AISD prekindergarten student data from 2001-2002 (half-day program) and 2007-2008 (full-day program), including student demographics, academic performance, and attendance.
A Summary of Austin Independent School District's Optional Extended Year Program Activities, 2008-2009
During 2008–2009, state funds supported academic intervention activities for 3,623 students struggling in reading or math at 55 AISD campuses during the regular school year and in summer school. The program also provided parental involvement activities, staff development sessions for teachers, and student performance evaluations. Almost all students served (95.5%) were promoted to the next grade level.
This report summarizes AISD's 2008-2009 student success initiative efforts to support students in reading and math.
During the 2008–2009 school year, 23,713 grade K–8 students participated in reading and/or math interventions. Of those intervention students who took grade 3-8 TAKS, 75% passed in reading and 65% passed in math. For more information, read the full report.