QTEL is a professional development program for teachers which is designed to improve instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) and began as a pilot in 2007 at Lanier and International High Schools. This report presents findings of TAKS outcomes for students at Lanier High School in year 3.
AISD’s Teacher of the Year Program (TOY) recognizes and honors teachers who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and teaching. This report investigates the differences between TOY and other teachers in AISD.
Publication 09.70 RB: In 2007–2008, all Austin Independent School District (AISD) high schools began implementing a student advisory program for all students. This report summarizes the of student and staff surveys on their perceptions of the programs at the end of the third year of implementation.
Travis County Collaborative Afterschool Program served 1,309 students during the 2009-10 school year. Program participation had mixed results on students' attendance, discipline and academic performance.
Data collected from REACH program staff and participants indicate three factors predict high campus implementation and program impact: 1. principals support, 2. attitudes toward SLOs, 3. teacher self-efficacy. Read the report for more information.
High-quality intensive mentoring for novice teachers is one of the most critical support elements of REACH. This report illustrates activities mentors conducted in 2009-2010, novice teacher retention results, and mentoring program ratings.
Longitudinal teacher retention rates are presented for all REACH teachers versus comparison school teachers and for three cohorts of novice teachers versus comparison novice teachers.
This report describes results for the school-wide growth component of the AISD REACH strategic compensation program in 2009-2010.
Quality Teaching for English Language Learners (QTEL): Reflections on Building the Base, Austin 2010
QTEL is a professional development program for teachers. It is designed to improve instruction for English language learners and close academic gaps. This report highlights teachers' reflections on the program after year 3.
Overall postsecondary enrollment of AISD graduates increased slowly over time until 2010. The drop in enrollment this year follows a national trend. Enrollment at 4-year colleges fell more than did enrollment at 2-year colleges.