The present report documents the pilot’s influence on teachers’ job satisfaction; attachment to the teaching profession, their school, and the district; data use practices; teaching efficacy; collegial experiences; and requests for transfer.
AISD’s Teacher of the Year Program (TOY) recognizes and honors teachers who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and teaching. This report investigates the differences between TOY and other teachers in AISD.
This report describes campus effects of AISD's SEL program from the year prior to SEL implementation (i.e., 2010-2011 when available) through 2014-2015. Analyses also examine which SEL outcome measures were related to SEL implementation ratings.
Data collected from REACH program staff and participants indicate three factors predict high campus implementation and program impact: 1. principals support, 2. attitudes toward SLOs, 3. teacher self-efficacy. Read the report for more information.
Vida Clinic Intervention: Results From the 2015-2016 School Year Comparing Treatment Students With Matched Control Students
This report summarizes 2015-2016 data for students who received school-based behavioral health services provided by the Vida Clinic as compared with matched comparison students who did not receive these services.
Teachers, principals, and observers had favorable attitudes toward the peer observation program in 2011-2012. Announced and unannounced observation ratings were moderately consistent, but were only slightly related to administrator ratings on PDAS.
Social and Emotional Learning: The Effects of Program Implementation and Longevity, 2011-2012 through 2016-2017
This report examines the influence of social and emotional learning (SEL) implementation and longevity on selected staff and student outcomes. Results indicate that the degree to which schools implement SEL with fidelity is more related to student and staff outcomes than years of participation in SEL.
Educators in REACH schools participated in focus groups and surveys about their experiences. Attitudes regarding the program and its elements were largely favorable, despite some challenges.
Facing History and Ourselves: An analysis of Facing History and Ourselves curriculum in the Austin Independent School District (AISD)
This report compares students' responses to items from the Student Climate Survey who participated in Facing History and Ourselves curriculum to similar students' responses to these items who did not participate in Facing History and Ourselves curriculum.
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.