High School Exit Survey (HSES), Spring 2018

Eighty-five percent of seniors planned to enroll in college in the year after high school graduation. Of those planning to enroll in college, 27% had not begun to think about college until they were in high school. Waiting until the senior year in…

AISD 2018 Student, Staff, and Family Surveys

AISD annually conducts surveys with its students, staff and families about their experiences and opinions of their schools and of the district.The survey reports for district and campuses can be found at https://www.austinisd.org/dre/district-campus…

PreK-2 Suspension Ban: How are schools adapting?

Principal interviews indicate that more practical professional development opportunities for teachers and more strategic support from licensed professionals would better help schools care for students with trauma-related behavioral needs.

AISD Ranked Highly on Nation's Report Card 2017

AISD 4th- and 8th-grade students outperformed their peers in most urban districts on the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Among the 27 urban districts that participated in the 2017 NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA…

ACE Survey Highlights, 2017

Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) is a federally funded program administered through the TEA to provide high-quality activities during out-of-school time for children who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. During 2016-2017 school…

ACT Results, 2016-2017

In 2016–2017, the district’s average ACT composite score of 22.5 exceeded the state and national average composite scores.  The district’s  ACT composite score was at an all time high in 2016 and was maintained in 2017. State and national average…

SAT Results, 2016-2017

In 2016—2017, the district’s SAT scores exceeded the state and the national averages overall and on the evidenced–based reading and writing and math tests (Figure 1). Compared to scores concorded from the prior year, AISD’s overall average increased…

SEL in AISD

In elementary and secondary schools that have strong SEL implementation on their campuses, students have highly positive perceptions of the relationships between classmates and between adults and students. At these schools, teachers also feel that…

Equity in AISD

AISD staff are engaging in work to create greater equity among and within our schools with regard to student instructional services and student performance. DRE has published reports to show initial results of our efforts to represent the equity…

How AISD Can Increase College Enrollment Among Hispanic Graduates

Although enrollment rates have been increasing for all groups, for the past 12 years in AISD, Hispanic graduates have had the lowest postsecondary enrollment rate of any student group. AISD is not alone in facing this issue – it is a national…