Building a Teaching Effectiveness Network (BTEN): Coordinating Support and Feedback for Beginning Teachers
This report is an overview of the BTEN project, in which 19 AISD schools participated from 2011 to 2015. The report highlights the positive impact BTEN had on AISD schools and describes challenges with a new way of thinking about improvement.
This project combines qualitative and quantitative data to provide a comprehensive examination of mentoring practice in an attempt to understand the ways in which mentoring leads to positive outcomes for beginning teachers and their students.
These reports summarize results of the Spring 2007 AISD high school students' exit survey, with comparative results from previous years.
Results of the evaluation suggest the SLO process is related to some positive outcomes for teachers and students. However, evidence indicates a need for program refinements to address discrepancies in SLO performance by staff role and school.
Teacher Effectiveness and Students' Perceptions of School Climate- Educator Quality Research Series: Issue 4
This is the fourth report in a series of research reports about teacher effectiveness in AISD.
Austin Independent School District Pilot Teacher Appraisal System Update: Results of the 2012-2013 Student Response Survey
Feedback was obtained on 683 teachers at 12 schools from 9,000 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. Students’ ratings were generally favorable and correlated with some observation-based ratings. Implications for policy are addressed.
This report describes outcomes for the first year of the REACH strategic compensation program.
Austin Independent School District Teacher Retention Report II: Job Satisfaction, Attachment, and Turnover
The factors that best differentiated among 1,167 AISD teachers who left the district, transferred within the district, or remained on the same campus were attachment to teaching, attachment to school, and satisfaction with the work environment.
In 2012-13, 87% of educators at 38 REACH schools earned a stipend for meeting at least one Student Learning Objective (SLO) designed to address students’ needs. Relationships between SLOs, instructional practices, and student outcomes are described.
This report contains results from focus groups conducted with teachers in the first year of the AISD REACH strategic compensation program pilot.