The CTE program was more cost-effective in 2013–2014 than it was in 2012–2013, despite a lower college readiness rate and an increase in the per student cost from the previous year. This was CTE’s third year of improvement in cost-effectiveness.
This report summarizes 2008-2009 program evaluation results for a state grant to improve students’ grades in science courses, to increase students’ chances of graduating, and to increase 10th- and 11th-grade students’ scores on the state science test.
The cost-effectiveness of the CTE program continued to improve in 2012-2013. The percentage of college-ready CTE seniors increased over the previous year, and expenditures declined. Seniors’ college readiness rates did not differ by CTE status.
Career and Technical Education Program Evaluation Series Issue 1: College Readiness and Cost Effectiveness
This issue compares the college and career readiness of 2009–2010 AISD seniors who concentrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) with that of non-CTE seniors. College readiness is then used to measure the cost effectiveness of the CTE program.
Career and Technical Education Program Evaluation Series Issue 2: Postsecondary Outcomes for the Class of 2009
Issue 2 assesses whether significant differences existed in the postsecondary enrollment or employment of 2009 AISD graduates, based on their participation in Career and Technical Education.
This report summarizes results of the 2014-2015 Austin Partners in Education (APIE) program evaluation.
In 2013–2014, APIE served approximately 2,600 students in AISD schools. This report summarizes APIE's reading, math, and college readiness program outcomes.
This report discusses the outcomes for APIE's educational programs including program descriptions, student academic progress, and participant survey results.
Every year, the Austin Independent School District administers the Student Substance Use and Safety Survey to a random, representative sample of middle and high school students. The survey tracks student knowledge, attitudes, and behavior over time.
Compared to 2010–2011, the cost-effectiveness of the CTE program improved in 2011-2012. Also, CTE may be more successful than the regular curriculum at achieving the effect of college readiness among Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students.