Motivated by the dual-capacity framework for family-school partnerships, one initiative of the Families as Partners program is to enhance the capabilities, connections, cognition, and confidence of parents. This report focuses on the capacity building of the 2018–2019 parent champion initiative.
This report summarizes AISD English learners’ (ELs) Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) performance on the 2019 Spring test administration. Student performance is summarized by domain and composite ratings, years in U.S. schools, and yearly progress.
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Austin: 2019 Spring Staff Focus Group Results Summary
The purpose of the staff focus groups was to gather information about staff perspectives on the GEAR UP program, their experiences with the GEAR UP program, and their support for student college preparation. Most of the focus group participants across five GEAR UP campuses understood the GEAR UP program. Many staff provided positive comments about the GEAR UP activities and GEAR UP facilitators. Staff reported they supported students’ college preparation and expected their students to go to college.
This report summarizes results from a 2019 spring survey of 8th-grade students in the middle school Dual Language Program. Most students indicated they enjoyed the program, realized the academic benefits, and wanted to continue Dual Language in high school.
Fifth-Grade Native English Speakers' Performance on the Spanish-Language Proficiency Assessment, STAMP 4Se, 2018-2019
This report examines fifth-grade native English speakers’ performance on the Spanish language proficiency assessment. Spanish language proficiency was assessed with the STAMP 4Se assessment, which was given in the Spring 2019 semester to fifth-grade native English speaking students enrolled in the two-way Dual Language (DL) Program. Students were assessed on four domains of Spanish language proficiency (reading, listening, writing, and speaking). Student performance levels on all four domains increased compared with student performance in 2018.