Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Austin: 2019 Spring Staff Focus Group Results Summary
The purpose of the staff focus groups was to gather information about staff perspectives on the GEAR UP program, their experiences with the GEAR UP program, and their support for student college preparation. Most of the focus group participants across five GEAR UP campuses understood the GEAR UP program. Many staff provided positive comments about the GEAR UP activities and GEAR UP facilitators. Staff reported they supported students’ college preparation and expected their students to go to college.
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Austin: Annual Evaluation Report 2017-2018
This evaluation report presents a baseline description of outcomes for the 2017-2018 school year, the first year of GEAR UP Austin implementation in AISD. Specifically, the report describes program implementation, students' participation in GEAR UP Austin, and baseline student academic and college preparation outcomes.
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Austin: 2018 Fall Student Focus Group Results Summary
To gather information about student perspectives of the GEAR UP program, the AISD evaluation team conducted students focus groups with students at six GEAR UP campuses in the fall of 2018. This report presents summary of findings related to students' feedback in the following areas: (a) understanding of the GEAR UP program, (b) GEAR UP facilitators, (c) GEAR UP activities, (d) intention to attend college, (e) teacher expectations, and (f) any other information students wanted to know about college.
This report summarizes the 2002-2003 program evaluation results of AISD's GEAR Up program, and the program's intent is to increase the number of low-income, at-risk students who are prepared to enroll in postsecondary institutions upon high school graduation.
This report summarizes the 2004-2005 program evaluation results of AISD's GEAR Up program, a program that encourages and supports students' rates of high school graduation and post-secondary enrollment.
This report summarizes the 2001-2002 program evaluation results of AISD's GEAR Up program.
This report summarizes 2003-2004 program evaluation results for AISD's GEAR Up program to prepare an identified cohort of students for post secondary enrollment.
This report summarizes the 2000-2001 program evaluation results of AISD's GEAR Up program.
This report summarizes 2005-2006 program evaluation results from AISD's GEAR Up program.
Motivated by the dual-capacity framework for family-school partnerships, one initiative of the Families as Partners program is to enhance the capabilities, connections, cognition, and confidence of parents. This report focuses on the capacity building of the 2018–2019 parent champion initiative.