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 executive summary provides an overview of TELL Survey results in Spring 2019. The survey results are used to monitor working conditions across the district and determine outcomes for many district programs.
This report describes performance for schools, classrooms, and students at REACH schools, compared with that of students at similar comparison schools. Results suggest REACH likely facilitated meaningful improvements over time.
A total of 620 staff from all 38 REACH schools responded to the Spring survey and 149 staff at the 18 newest REACH schools attended focus groups to provide their thoughts about specific aspects of AISD REACH. Results are summarized in this report.
This report addresses the extent to which assessment characteristics related to teachers’ success with SLOs in 2013-14. Student performance on preapproved and teacher-made tests did not differ, but the format of assessment was related to SLO success.
Facing History and Ourselves: An analysis of Facing History and Ourselves curriculum in the Austin Independent School District (AISD)
This report compares students' responses to items from the Student Climate Survey who participated in Facing History and Ourselves curriculum to similar students' responses to these items who did not participate in Facing History and Ourselves curriculum.
Research from 6 years of AISD REACH suggested the program likely influenced student performance, teacher practices, and novice teacher retention. However, little evidence showed schoolwide growth or retention stipends facilitated desired results.
The AISD REACH campus reports provide REACH campuses with information regarding key program indicators for their schools. To learn more, select a campus report.
This report examines perceptions about Professional Development Units (PDUs), an optional component of the REACH program, as well as the effects of participation on instructional practice and student growth.
This report summarizes 2012–2013 AISD REACH peer observation scores, the stability of scores over time, teachers’ perceptions of peer observation, the relationship between peer observation and other measures of teaching, and the program cost.