DRE staff evaluate programs for students from 6th through 12th grade (i.e., the middle and high school levels). The topics of research and program evaluation include academic performance, school climate, substance use and safety, college readiness, postsecondary intentions, and career and technical education.

Recent Publications

Fifth-Grade Dual-Language Students’ 2020 Performance on the Spanish Language Proficiency Assessment (STAMP 4Se)

This report examines the Spanish language proficiency of fifth-grade students enrolled in the two-way Dual Language (DL) Program. Both native and non-native English speakers’ Spanish language proficiency was assessed with the STAMP 4Se assessment in Spring 2020. Students were assessed on four domains of Spanish language proficiency (reading, listening, writing, and speaking). Compared to last year's scores, student performance levels on reading and listening remained the same, while performance levels for writing and speaking improved slightly.

DELTA Credit Recovery Program Promotion and Graduation Outcomes, 2018–2019

This report summarizes grade-level promotion and graduation outcomes for 2,646 Austin Independent School District (AISD) students who participated in the DELTA Program in 2018–2019. Seventy-one percent of DELTA students in 9th through 11th grades were promoted to the next grade level and of the DELTA students in 12th grade, 85% graduated from high school.

Twilight Credit Recovery Program Promotion and Graduation Outcomes, 2018–2019

This report summarizes grade-level promotion and graduation outcomes for 2,859 Austin Independent School District (AISD) students who participated in the Twilight Program in 2018–2019. Of the 12th-grade students enrolled in Twilight in 2018–2019, 95% graduated. Of Twilight students in 6th through 11th grades, 94% were promoted to the next grade level.

Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program Summary Report, 2018-2019

Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) provides a 6-year, career-focused program that combines high school and college coursework with real-world work experience. This report includes findings regarding demographic characteristics and academic outcomes of the students served by the program, highlights emerging topics from the student and teacher and program staff surveys, and provides general recommendations for future program implementation.