To understand the most common reasons that students leave the Austin Independent School District (AISD), and identify where students go after they leave, AISD conducted a survey of the parent or guardian of each student who was withdrawn from AISD. The survey was automated in 2016-2017 and is ongoing. Results are posted here. (After going to the link below, click on the green drop down menu titled "Interactive Report List," then select "Family Leaver Survey")
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.
In the spring of 2017, the AISD Department of Research and Evaluation (DRE) administered the Substance Use and Safety Survey (SSUSS) to track middle and high school students’ self-reported knowledge, attitudes, and behavior related to substance use and perceptions of school safety. Results from this survey are used to inform and assist with district- and campus-wide substance use prevention and school safety planning.
This report compares the STEM-focused ACE summer program and the regular ACE summer program conducted at AISD during summer 2018. Students in both the regular and the STEM summer camp programs experienced positive STEM engagement; high academic self-confidence; a sense of being prepared for college, job or career in STEM; favorable school and behavioral environment; novel summer camp learning; and positive attitudes toward summer programming after attending the ACE Austin summer program.
AISD promotes access to sustained learning for all students in music, visual art, drama, and dance. This report discusses the relationship between sequential fine arts participation and student outcomes for the school year 2017–2018 and how the relationships differ between based on student characteristics (i.e. race, ethnicity, special education status and limited English speaking status). To view the interactive report, click on the link below, then use the green drop down menu in the upper left corner to select “Fine Arts Participation.”
Creative instruction across the curriculum is a critical pillar of the Creative Learning Initiative (CLI). This report, the second in a series of three on CLI, shares teacher’s reactions to training in Creative Teaching, how and why they use it in the classroom, and how that usage relates to student outcomes. To view the interactive report, click on the link below, then use the green drop down menu in the upper left corner to select “Creative Teaching.”
National research shows that students attending arts-rich schools have higher levels of motivation and better academic and social success. This report, the first in a series of three on the Creative Learning Initiative, is used to track the progress of our district's investment in the whole child through the arts and creative teaching at each campus. To view the interactive report, click on the link below, then use the green drop down menu in the upper left corner to select “Creative Campus Profiles.”
The Coordinated School Health (CSH) reports describe how the CSH program was implemented at AISD campuses. The reports provide summary- and campus-level information about achieved CSH action goals and information about changes in physical fitness of students at the campus since the previous year.
More students feel safe in their afterschool programs than feel safe during the school day, according to 2017-2018 climate surveys. In addition, in afterschool, many desirable climate factors increased from the 2016–2017 school year to the 2017–2018 school year, while they decreased in the school-day environment.