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Recent Publications

Creative Learning Initiative: Impact of Creative Teaching on Academic Growth

This report examines the impact of Creative Teaching techniques on students’ academic growth on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) reading and math tests from 2016–2017 to 2017–2018. Statistically significant growth on STAAR reading was found for students who had teachers who were moderately competent at Creative Teaching techniques and used these techniques at least two times per week in their classrooms.

AISD CTE Postsecondary Enrollment

Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the academic knowledge, technical skills, work-based experiences, and hands-on learning with real world scenarios that prepare students for college and career after high school. This executive summary reports on college enrollment along with industry certifications and CTE concentrators for the graduating Class of 2018.

Teacher Induction Program New Teacher Orientation Week 2019–2020

The Professional Learning Department hosts an annual week-long orientation for various staff (e.g., teacher, elementary counselors, librarians) who are new to Austin Independent School District (AISD) as part of the Teacher Induction Program (TIP). This report summarizes survey results from staff who attended the Fall 2019 TIP orientation week.

Understanding the School-Wide Value-Added Measure Used in the Professional Pathways for Teachers (PPfT) Appraisal System

This document describes PPfT school-wide value-added measure by showing how to gain access to your SAS Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) account, stepping through the school growth measures, and discussing how growth is scored in PPfT appraisal.

2018-2019 Student Climate Survey

The AISD Student Climate Survey provides insight into students’ opinions and perceptions of engagement, behavioral environment, academic self-confidence, adult fairness and respect, teacher expectations, culture and language, social and emotional learning (SEL) skills, and college intentions. The survey is used to monitor a variety of key initiatives and policies, including Campus Improvement Plans and the Superintendent's Scorecard. *To view results, click on the link below, then select "Student Climate Survey" from the drop down menu at the top left of the page.