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.
The TELL Survey utilizes items representative of twenty different factors, or variables, within the domain of campus climate and culture. However, since the district began using the TELL Survey, a thorough examination of these factors and the items within each of these factors has not been conducted. This brief report aims to uncover the factor structure of the TELL Survey through factor analysis, to determine strong and weak factors and items, and to make recommendations for how the survey can be modified to more efficiently and accurately assess campus climate and culture.
This brief report summarizes some of the family engagement services provided by AISD parent support specialists to families at their schools during the 2018-2019 school year.
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 executive summary provides an overview of Family Survey results in Spring 2019. The survey results are used to monitor guardians' attitudes of the campus where their child is enrolled.
A Comparison of AISD District-Wide Surveys: Addressing Responses to Similar Items Across the TELL, Student Climate, and Family Surveys
District-wide surveys are used in a variety of ways around the district and are designed to collect feedback from some of our main district stakeholders. Although there is a general understanding that some of the same topics are examined in these surveys, a comparison of these surveys to determine any direct overlap in survey items has not been explored. Therefore, it is the purpose of this report to identify similar items across these surveys and to examine the relationships between responses to or perceptions of these items.
The purpose of this Professional Pathways for Teachers (PPfT) evaluation was to examine the measurement validity and reliability of PPfT appraisal data from the 2017–2018 school year. The PPfT appraisal is a multi-measure system that covers three areas: instructional practices (IP), professional growth and responsibilities (PGR), and two student growth measures: a teacher-level student learning objective (SLO) measure and a campus-level school-wide value-added (SWVA) measure.
The Austin Independent School District Department of Research and Evaluation conducts semi-annual surveys of Student Substance Use and School Safety in the spring semester of alternate years. The survey tracks students’ self-reported knowledge, attitudes, and behavior related to: substance use; experiences with bullying, harassment, and safety on campus; and perceptions of prevention activities. *To view results, click on the link below, then select "Student Substance Use and School Safety Survey" from the drop down menu at the top left of the page.
Coordinated School Health (CSH) Program implementation data are collected from each Austin Independent School District campus in the spring. Campus results are reflected in the district’s strategic plan scorecard and in AISD’s Local Accountability System. * To view the report, click on the link below, then select "Coordinated School Health" from the drop down menu at the top left of the page.
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.