As part of AISD's commitment to continually improve the employee experience, data about employees’ personal experiences, supports, and challenges were collected to gather information about their onboarding and early career experience. Insights from the survey results will be used to refine the district’s onboarding processes and improve supports for early career staff. Results suggested that all sites should have a formal onboarding process, ensure technology access is enable and provide more training on AISD systems, and providing each staff with a point of contact.
This report summarizes implementation of the goals and some of the programs managed by the Professional Learning (PL) Department in the 2020–2021 academic year. The PL Department offers a comprehensive and sustainable approach to improving staff’s effectiveness by ensuring that a variety of continuous and innovative PL opportunities, aligned to the district’s mission and strategic plan, is available to all staff in AISD. Staff typically responded positively to PL activities available through the department (e.g., program surveys), as well as available through the district (e.g., TELL Survey).
Overall, Twilight student outcomes were positive. The middle school students who participated in Twilight had a 60% success rate and high school students who participated in Twilight had a 77% success rate. In addition, 81% of the 12th graders who participated in Twilight graduated from high school. Lastly, students, teachers, and campus administrators had very positive thoughts about Twilight and indicated this program helped students recover grades and attendance so they could be promoted and stay on track to graduate.
Diversified Education Through Leadership, Technology, and Academics (DELTA) Credit Recovery Program Annual Report 2020–2021
DELTA student outcomes were positive. A total of 1,617 students attempted to recover 2,875 credits and 64% of credits were earned. In addition, 79% of the 12th graders in DELTA graduated from high school. Lastly, students, teachers, and campus administrators had very positive thoughts about DELTA and how this program helped students earn credits and stay on track to graduate.
This report describes the results from the Student Teacher Survey and the Cooperating Teacher Survey. Findings indicated most student teachers had a positive experience in the Student Teaching Program. Additionally, most cooperating teachers would recommend their student teacher for employment suggesting the Student Teaching Program can serve as an effective teacher recruitment pipeline for AISD.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards' NB certification process is rigorous professional development opportunity available to teachers, counselors, and librarians that involve intensive self-reflection of their teaching practices, based on nationally established standards. This report provides a summary of AISD's National Board Certified staff as of the 2020-2021 academic year.
This executive summary provides an overview of Family Survey results in Spring 2021. The survey results are used to monitor parents and guardians' attitudes of the campus where their child is enrolled. To view complete results online, click on the Interactive Report link below, then select "Family Survey" from the drop down menu at the top left of the page.
This report summarizes the application rate for the 2019-2020 student teacher cohort between January 2020 and August 2020, as well as hire rates for student teachers who applied. Overall, 49% of the student teacher cohort applied for a teacher position during that time frame, and 44% who applied were hired and employed as a teacher by November 2020.
The Professional Learning Department hosts an annual week-long orientation for various staff (e.g., teacher, elementary counselors, librarians) who are new to Austin Independent School District (AISD) as part of the Teacher Induction Program (TIP). This report summarizes survey results from staff who attended the Fall 2010 TIP orientation week.
This report explores novice teachers' experience in the Novice Teacher Mentoring Program component of the Teacher Induction Program in the 2019–2020 academic year. Results indicated that most novice teachers had a positive experience with their mentoring experience and received the support they needed regarding entering the teaching profession.