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Recent Publications

Fifth-Grade Native English Speakers' Performance on the Spanish-Language Proficiency Assessment, STAMP 4Se, 2018-2019

This report examines fifth-grade native English speakers’ performance on the Spanish language proficiency assessment. Spanish language proficiency was assessed with the STAMP 4Se assessment, which was given in the Spring 2019 semester to fifth-grade native English speaking students enrolled in the two-way Dual Language (DL) Program. Students were assessed on four domains of Spanish language proficiency (reading, listening, writing, and speaking). Student performance levels on all four domains increased compared with student performance in 2018.

Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) AISD Survey: Executive Summary, Spring 2019

This executive summary provides an overview of TELL Survey results in Spring 2019. The survey results are used to monitor working conditions across the district and determine outcomes for many district programs.

Professional Pathways for Teachers: Summary of Evaluation Findings From 2017–2018

Professional Pathways for Teachers (PPfT) is a human capital system that blends three primary components: appraisal, compensation, and professional development (PD) opportunities. The purpose of PPfT is to build the capacity of Austin Independent School District (AISD) teachers through a comprehensive system of supports and compensation with the ultimate goal of having a positive impact on teacher retention and student achievement. The current evaluation document presents descriptive analyses of the 2017–2018 PPfT appraisal and compensation data.

2016 - 2017 AISD Substance Use and Safety Survey

In the spring of 2017, the AISD Department of Research and Evaluation (DRE) administered the Substance Use and Safety Survey (SSUSS) to track middle and high school students’ self-reported knowledge, attitudes, and behavior related to substance use and perceptions of school safety. Results from this survey are used to inform and assist with district- and campus-wide substance use prevention and school safety planning.

2018 ACE Austin Summer Program Report

This report compares the STEM-focused ACE summer program and the regular ACE summer program conducted at AISD during summer 2018. Students in both the regular and the STEM summer camp programs experienced positive STEM engagement; high academic self-confidence; a sense of being prepared for college, job or career in STEM; favorable school and behavioral environment; novel summer camp learning; and positive attitudes toward summer programming after attending the ACE Austin summer program.