Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Austin: Annual Evaluation Report 2017-2018
This evaluation report presents a baseline description of outcomes for the 2017-2018 school year, the first year of GEAR UP Austin implementation in AISD. Specifically, the report describes program implementation, students' participation in GEAR UP Austin, and baseline student academic and college preparation outcomes.
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Austin: 2018 Fall Student Focus Group Results Summary
To gather information about student perspectives of the GEAR UP program, the AISD evaluation team conducted students focus groups with students at six GEAR UP campuses in the fall of 2018. This report presents summary of findings related to students' feedback in the following areas: (a) understanding of the GEAR UP program, (b) GEAR UP facilitators, (c) GEAR UP activities, (d) intention to attend college, (e) teacher expectations, and (f) any other information students wanted to know about college.
This report summarizes the academic and post-secondary outcomes for student athletes and non-athletes in the 2017-2018 school year.
This report provides a summary of graduates who earned a CTE certificate or who were a CTE concentrator and their college enrollment between the 2013 and 2017 school years.
Career and Technical Education Student Certification Exam Results 2017-2018: How Students Performed in Their Certification Exams
Earning an industry certification provides Career and Technical Education (CTE) students with a beginning point in a particular career field. With certification earned, students can demonstrate skills and competencies needed in the job market. This report presents findings related to CTE students’ participation in and passing status of certification exams.
This report summarizes various academic outcomes for only a single, closed cohort, or class, of first-time ninth-grade students between the 1993-1994 and 1997-1998 school years.
This evaluation report describes program outcomes for students in APIE's Middle School Math and College Readiness Coaching Programs in the 2017–2018 school year.
Sixty-three percent of Class of 2013 graduates enrolled in a postsecondary institution the year after high school, and 74% of Class of 2012 graduates persisted in college for a second year. The supplemental report provides technical documentation.
A significantly higher percentage of AISD graduates enrolled in postsecondary institutions in 2014 (66%) than enrolled in 2013 (63%). Eighty-one percent of Class of 2013 graduates enrolled and persisted in a postsecondary institution 2 consecutive years after high school graduation. The supplemental report provides technical documentation.
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student Survey, administered in Spring 2017, was designed to gather students’ feedback about their experiences taking the advanced CTE courses offered in their specific career pathway. Students who participated in the Austin Independent School District’s (AISD) CTE Student Survey highly rated the courses they had taken in their career pathway and the opportunities to gain hands-on experiences ready for their life, college, and career.