This report describes English language learners who were more likely to exit the language program within 5 years of 1st-grade enrollment. A summary of student academic performance associated with successful exit and long-term ELL status is provided.
On average, kindergarten English language learners (ELLs) had lower scores on the TPRI/Tejas Lee and DRA/EDL at the end of the 2009-2010 school year than did non-ELLs. For first graders, no significant difference was found between Spanish-speaking ELLs and non-ELLs on the TPRI/Tejas Lee.
Lucy Read Prekindergarten Demonstration School - First-Year Cohort's 3rd-Grade TAKS Performance, Spring 2011
Students who attended Read pre‐K in 2006-2007 performed better than the state average on their Spring 2011 3rd grade math TAKS and had a greater percentage scoring commended on math TAKS than did other AISD pre-K students or those assumed to qualify for pre‐K.
This report provides a description of ELL enrollment in the district, examines ELL progress in English proficiency and academic content areas, and evaluates the dual language program in its first year of district wide implementation.
AISD Prekindergarten Program Longitudinal Summary Report, Issue 1: Long-Term Benefits, 2005-2006 Pre-K Cohort
Economically disadvantaged English language learners who were enrolled in the 2005-2006 AISD pre-K program performed better on the Spring 2010 reading and math TAKS than did similar students who first enrolled in AISD during kindergarten or later.
AISD Prekindergarten Program Longitudinal Summary Report, Issue 2: Half-Day versus Full-Day Programs, 2001-2002 Pre-K Cohort
Full-day pre-K students from the 2001–2002 cohort were more likely to pass the 2010 7th-grade reading TAKS than were kindergarten students from the 2002–2003 cohort who were assumed eligible for pre-K but did not attend pre-K in 2001–2002.
Question: What were the strongest 8th-grade predictors of dropout among students who would have been members of the graduating class of 2009?
The most powerful predictors of overall student dropout risk were having an 8th-grade attendance rate of less than 90% and failing both the 8th-grade reading and math TAKS tests.
AISD served 5,450 pre-K students in 2009-2010. Approximately 70% of sampled English-speaking pre-K students and 74% of sampled Spanish-speaking pre-K students had faster than the expected growth rate in receptive vocabulary.
Pre-k teachers with more than 18 students reported a greater frequency of students’ disruptive behaviors than did teachers with fewer students. Most teachers gave positive ratings to their support team, central office staff, and the curriculum.
English language learners may have different instructional needs based on their English proficiency, academic knowledge, and number of years in U.S. schools. Analysis of these data helped define 6 ELL performance groups at the 9th grade level.