Sustaining a System for High-Quality Teachers, Report 1: Key Characteristics of Austin Independent School District Teacher Leavers and Transfers
This report describes how many teachers transferred or changed jobs in AISD, remained at their schools, or left the school district after the 2013–2014 school year, along with characteristics of teachers in each group.
This report summarizes the results of the 2013-2014 teacher appraisal and related survey items with emphasis on areas of need for additional professional development.
Since 2004, AISD has conducted an annual survey to monitor campus staff’s perceptions of their school environment.The survey measures elements of teaching and learning conditions most critical to school success.
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.
Overall 2011 retention rates for REACH teachers were not significantly higher than that of similar non-REACH peers. However, data suggest that the intensive mentoring program is making a greater impact on novice teacher retention each year.
Educator Quality Research Series Issue 3: Traditional and Alternatively Certified Novice Teacher Effectiveness in AISD, 2008-2009
This report describes the results of analyses comparing TAKS performance of novice (teachers with 1-3 years of teaching experience) alternatively certified teachers with novice teachers who were traditionally certified. Click here for more!
This report summarizes AISD teacher characteristics and research regarding which teacher and school factors differentiate effective AISD teachers from their less effective peers.
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.
Question: In What Areas of Professional Development Do Teachers Say They Would Like Additional Support and Training?
This report summarizes results from a Fall 2007 AISD teacher survey with teachers reporting what areas or topics in which they would like more professional development. The most commonly requested topics included integrating technology, motivating students, designing classroom activities, differentiated instruction, accessing and using resources and materials, and managing student behavior.