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 report summarizes an external evaluation of the School-Connect program, an SEL curriculum for 9th grade students, at three AISD high schools.
This report is one of several that examines the data to investigate equity in AISD. It describes the performance gaps between and among student groups district-wide for reading, math, writing, disciplinary removals/placements, and graduation rates.
Graduates from AISD in the Classes of 2011 through 2014 were increasingly more likely than their peers statewide to have been college ready in English language arts, math, and both subjects. Economically disadvantaged, African American, and Hispanic students closed gaps against their peers, and White students continued to outperform their peers statewide.
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 evaluation report describes program outcomes for students in APIE's Middle School Math and College Readiness Coaching Programs in the 2015–2016 school years.
This reports provides an overview of students' academic performance and interest in the science, technology, engineering and math fields for those who were enrolled in a course with a teacher trained by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity in the 2015-2016 school year.
The following report examines the Dual Language Program implementation in three school districts similar to AISD. The school districts are compared in terms of demographic composition, program implementation, and English language learners' academic performance on STAAR 2014.