This report summarizes the 2007-2008 program evaluation of professional development opportunities for teachers of English as a second language (ESL) in AISD's Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) program.
Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) aimed to improve teacher practice and improve student outcomes at Lanier and International High Schools. Overall, QTEL was moderately effective based on the myriad of mixed program results.
QTEL is a professional development program for teachers which is designed to improve instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) and began as a pilot in 2007 at Lanier and International High Schools. This report presents findings of TAKS outcomes for students at Lanier High School in year 3.
Quality Teaching for English Language Learners (QTEL): Reflections on Building the Base, Austin 2010
QTEL is a professional development program for teachers. It is designed to improve instruction for English language learners and close academic gaps. This report highlights teachers' reflections on the program after year 3.
This report summarizes the longitudinal performance of bilingual and English as a second language participants’ STAAR reading and math scores across 5 school years, from 2013–2014 through 2017–2018. Students’ performance is summarized by program.
Sixty-two percent of AISD English Language Learners (ELLs) demonstrated yearly progress toward English language proficiency, based on Spring 2013 TELPAS results. Read more about ELLs' performance on the TELPAS in this report.
This report examines the beginning-of-year (BOY) performance of English learners (ELs) who attended summer school in June 2018. Summer school ELs’ performance on Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA) and iStation Indicators of Progress (ISIP) was compared to the performance of similar ELs who did not attend summer school. Statistically significant differences were found between the two groups.
Twenty-nine percent of 2010-2011 AISD students were English language learners (ELLs). The majority of ELLs (62%) made progress in English proficiency and they showed overall improvement in most TAKS content areas for most grades.
District-wide in Fall 2012, AISD had at least 20 English language learners (ELLs) in an elementary grade who spoke Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Korean, or Mandarin as their home language. See the full report for a summary of student home language.
The performance data on long-term English language learners (ELLs) were mixed and suggest not all long-term ELLs were struggling in English proficiency or content area knowledge. A quarter of long-term ELLs received special education services.