Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Austin: Annual Evaluation Report 2018–2019
In 2018–2019, the program’s second federally funded year, GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Austin served a cohort of 7th-grade students (n = 2,536) across 11 middle schools. Nearly all GEAR UP students received support services relevant to college preparation. Evaluation findings suggest that students, teachers, and parents had a positive perspective on the role of the program services in college preparation.
This report describes ACT test results for Austin Independent School District (AISD) seniors in the 2018–2019 school year. In 2018-2019, the district’s average ACT composite score of 23.0 exceeded the state (20.5) and national (20.7) average composite scores.