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 challenge. College and career advisors who work with students and their families every day suggested district action in the following ways:
1.Create a college-going culture from pre-kindergarten on.
2. Inform and educate parents of elementary and middle school students about the possibility of their child going to college and the process of enrolling.
3. Increase staff capacity to serve more students and to reach the students most in need of postsecondary guidance.
4. Involve the community in addressing the issue.
Click here to read the brief report detailing these four recommendations: https://www.austinisd.org/sites/default/files/dre-surveys/rb/14.137_How…
Click here for a supplemental report listing resources the district can use to address the recommendations: https://www.austinisd.org/sites/default/files/dre-surveys/sr/14.137_S_S…