Question: Did mother's completion of the ePromotora program influence children's prekindergarten (pre-k) academic achievement, school attendance, and personal development?
This 2008-2009 school year program uses a train-the-trainer model in which Spanish-speaking mothers participate in a 6-week course about teaching early literacy skills and preparing their children for school. Sixty-nine of 107 mothers completed the program in 2008–2009. Students of mothers who completed the program showed academic gains.
Question: What Languages are Spoken in the Homes of AISD English Language Learners and Immigrant Students, and is Information Provided to AISD Families in the Home Language?
This report summarizes 2006-2007 student data on languages spoken in the homes of AISD English language learners and immigrant students, as well as summarizes 2006-2007 parent survey results on the question asked to parents about whether school staff provide them with information in their home language.
AISD Burmese refugee student enrollment has increased since the 2006–2007 year, and the number is expected to rise as Austin resettlement agencies serve more families coming into the US. Learn more about how AISD can better serve this population.
Results from a January 2013 phone survey indicated that 5 out of 6 parents who responded believed AISD's dual language program was effectively helping their student learn a second language. Learn more about the dual language parent survey by reading the full report.