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A Letter t o t h e C o mm u n it y                                           Dear Del Valle ISD Community                 ...
ABOUT DEL VALLE ISDJust fifteen minutes from downtown Austin and            years have been assisted in moving forward wit...
Hig h S c h o o l                                                                            How Many Graduates Enrolled i...
WHO GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL IN FOUR YEARS?High school graduation is achieved when a student earns a high school diploma and ...
HOW WELL CAN THEY WRITE?                                         The chart below shows the percentage of high school junio...
M idd l e S c h o o l                       HOW MANY 8TH GRADERS PASSED TAKS BY SUBJECT AREA?Students who score at or abov...
HOW MANY 8TH GRADERS WERE READY FOR HIGH SCHOOL?      84%    of eighth-graders in 2011    were academically prepared for  ...
E l eme n tar y S c h o o l      HOW MANY 8TH GRADERS EARNED THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE ON THE TAKS?Students who sco...
HOW MANY 5TH GRADERS WERE READY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL?                                      This measure displays the percenta...
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  1. 1. Progress Austin Chamber of Commerce Presents: 2011 Del Valle ISD Education Progress Report Do you know About the Austin Chamber Education Progress Report How Many The Education Progress Report, now in its seventh year of publica- tion, is developed and issued annually by the Greater AustinChamber of Commerce’s Education Graduates Progress Report Task Force. Eleven Central Texas school districts and their local Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Boards participated this year. The report focuses on high school graduation, college and career readiness, and college enrollment rates which are closely tied to the workforce talent Were Ready For The Workplace?and in turn, economic development in the region. It also serves as a tool for the community to track and assess school district performance trends. Additional indicators in thereport give a comprehensive view ofhow the district is performing overall and gives further insight to predict- ing success for a future cohort of students leading up to high school. For more information, contact Austin Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Education and Talent Development Drew Scheberle at 512.322.5628or dscheberle@austinchamber.com Current Stats: A Snapshot Del Valle ISD 2010-2011 Enrollment............................................................................................................................................................................. 10,673 The Education Progress Reports Percent Non-White.................................................................................................................................................................. 94% can be downloaded at Percent Economically Disadvantaged............................................................................................................................ 87% www.austinchamber.com/edureports Percent English Language Learners............................................................................................................................... 32% 2011 Graduates.........................................................................................................................................................................582 Number of Campuses.................................................................................................................................................................13 Number of Employees........................................................................................................................................................ 1,489 Community/Business Involvement...................................................................................................................... $570,095 2011-12 Tax Rate ($ per $100 valuation)...................................................................................................................... $1.53 Operations Budget without State Recapture..........................................................................................$80,649,521 Operations Budget with State Recapture (If applicable)............................................................................................ N/A Average Percent Daily Attendance for Grades 6 - 12........................................................................................... 94% Percent of Graduates who took SAT or ACT Exam (Note: Indicator lags one year)............................................. 44% Average Teacher Salary................................................................................................................................................ $47,487 Average Teacher Years of Experience................................................................................................................................ 7.9 Source: Public Education Information Management Systems (PEIMS), Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS), Local budget data
  2. 2. A Letter t o t h e C o mm u n it y Dear Del Valle ISD Community We all want the best for our children. grow jobs here. Site selectors, those who advise In the nearly two decades since our Class of companies on where to locate divisions, opera- 2012 was born, Central Texas’ economy has tions and headquarters, rank talent opportunities changed significantly.   If we look into a crystal based on: ball, we only see change accelerating: more • Bachelor, associate and certificate completers, information to process, more complex content, especially in STEM fields; constant collaboration...all on fewer resources. • High school graduate direct enrollment rates in One in eight Central Texas jobs are in high post-secondary education; tech: for example, medical devices, clean energy, • High school graduate college and/or high- advanced manufacturing, mobile applications, performance workplace readiness rates; and creative media, network or cloud computing.  • High school graduation rates. These jobs represent more than 25% of our This printed report focuses on the last three region’s payroll.  Paradoxically, some of these items.  industries displace more traditional industries This summer, Central Texas School Trustees or shrink costs, thereby reducing other types of will adopt FY13 budgets with per pupil cuts of jobs.  We embrace the future or technology will up to 8.7% compared to two school years ago. leave us behind. Leaders face a deepening challenge: build sup- Business owners grow their companies here port for those compensation and management in Central Texas because they can find quality strategies which prepare an increasing percent- public education for their employees’ children, age of students for post-secondary education quality talent, a vibrant culture, a supportive and the high performance workplace while also environment for start-up companies and a lower providing the academic, athletic, technical and cost to do business.  These same fine arts offerings of a well-rounded education.  companies are also courted by To send a clear message to the community, other cities, states and countries district superintendents and Trustees should set with similar advantages, and specific, aggressive goals, and justifying shifting some with different, and resources and stressing transparency and sometimes, better amenities. accountability.  In turn, the business community The Austin Chamber of should support their accomplishments. Commerce, along with re- In preparing this report, school districts gional Chambers and economic collaborated with their local business leadership, development corporations, celebrating progress and targeting areas which are committed to helping local need improvement.  These districts have companies compete in national chosen to make tough, bold decisions.  The and global markets and grow recommendations in this report are developed and create jobs for our people.  through meaningful discussions with the Del We are also committed to helping Valle business community, Del Valle ISD and the our young people prepare for Austin Chamber of Commerce.  Our hope is this Twenty First Century jobs. report will spur further discussions and actions We also actively recruit within your community to help Del Valle ISD in companies like Apple and areas in need of improvement and in their efforts Hanger Orthopedic to move and to educate our future workforce. Bill Stotesbery Shaun Cranston Task Force Chair Task Force Vice Chair2 Austin Chamber of Commerce >>> Del Valle ISD 2011 Education PROGRESS report >>> www.austinchamber.com/edureports
  3. 3. ABOUT DEL VALLE ISDJust fifteen minutes from downtown Austin and years have been assisted in moving forward with especially in college and career readinessspanning 174 square miles in southeast Travis their post-secondary goals. Making every student’s standards, high school graduation and TAKS,County, Del Valle Independent School District individual educational plans become a reality a noteworthy achievement since the majority(ISD) proudly serves the inner-city, suburban and requires flexible scheduling, relevant lessons in of Del Valle ISD students come from low-rural communities of Austin, Garfield, Creedmoor, smaller classes and engaging students in chal- income families.Mustang Ridge, Elroy, Pilot Knob, Webberville, and lenging curriculum to connect instruction to future For the May 12, 2012 election, SingleHornsby Bend with a steady trend of successful careers. This program assists in ensuring that all Member District 2 incumbent Deborah Russellacademic performance. Currently, the district students can achieve success in Del Valle ISD. will run unopposed. Incumbent Richardeducates approximately 11,000 students on 14 The District works to ensure efficient and Rendon of Single Member District 4 will reruncampuses, including the only high school east of effective operations from all departments and for his seat along with Jerry Banda. BothInterstate 35 in Travis County that has achieved campuses, including functioning in a fiscally Rebecca A. Birch and Edward Johnson havethe Texas Education Agency’s Recognized student responsible manner. Del Valle ISD prides itself in its signed up to run for Single Member District 6performance rating for three consecutive years. partnerships with business and community groups that is currently held by Richard Franklin, who Del Valle ISD works in unison with the District to enhance each student’s educational experience. is not seeking another term.Advisory Team composed of staff, teachers, busi- The District works with the Junior League of Austinness members, parents, and community members to provide warm winter coats for all students andto collaborate on goals and objectives including free backpacks full of healthy food for studentsthose that advance college and career readiness. every Friday in two elementary schools. The TexasSince 2007, college and career readiness results for Performing Arts Center provides access to the artsDel Valle graduates have increased by 21%. This is for the DVISD community by sending studentsattributed to a change in the district culture with a to performances and bringing performances tofocus on educating both parents and students that the campuses. Along with these and many othercollege is available and attainable through setting sustaining partners, the District’s Adopt-A-School Task Forcegoals and working hard. Collaboration with the board is a non-profit organization that functionsnon-profit group College Forward and the appoint- as an advisory group to support activities that Recommends Thatment of a counselor specifically to serve as a college will enrich and positively impact the education of Del Valle ISDand career advisor have contributed to these gains. DVISD students. Continues To:A stronger emphasis on the vertical alignment of Del Valle ISD does “Whatever it Takes” tocourses has resulted in more students now taking maximize the educational progress of students Build on the significant successadvance placement classes and pursuing college served. Sound financial practices, strong the district has had in increasing careerentrance. community partnerships, and a specific focus on and college readiness over the past few Del Valle ISD’s “A-Team” was recognized by instructional goals for all students are the reasons years by focusing on tutoring for seniorsTexas School Business magazine as implementing that Del Valle ISD has become an educational who are not yet college-ready, Del Vallea program that is bettering the lives of students, leader in the Austin area. Source: Text provided by Del Valle ISD ISD can make even greater strides.schools and community. The dedication,persistence and passion exhibited by Del Valle ISD’s PROGRESS OVERVIEW Build on the steady increase inAttendance Officers established an impressive The Central Texas economy depends in part the direct-to-college enrollment rate overmodel that has been highlighted as an example on whether large percentages of high school gradu- the past few years by continuing to directof excellence in Texas public education. The ates are ready for, enroll directly in and complete sufficient resources toward that effort.Attendance Office Team works to keep every higher education. The district is growing dramati-student in school, watching for attendance problems cally. Almost nine-tenths of its student population Support high school college/and tracking those students with less support in the on free and reduced meals and one-third is career counselors to help ensure thehome. With their help many students who might learning English as a second language. district reaches its college-related goals.otherwise have dropped out of school have been Del Valle ISD is one of the few districtsretained and continued on to graduate. Since regionally to set over 60 specific goals covering Include in the district’s five-year2007, the district graduation rate has increased the various subjects, grades and student groups strategic plan annual performance goalsby 17%. Working with the Del Valle Opportunity that are measured in this report. The district either for graduation, direct-to-college enroll-Center campus, over 500 students in the past two met or exceeded about 30 percent of those goals, ment, and college and career readiness. www.austinchamber.com/edureports >>> Del Valle ISD 2011 Education PROGRESS report >>> Austin Chamber of Commerce 3
  4. 4. Hig h S c h o o l How Many Graduates Enrolled in College? The chart below shows the percentage of high school graduates that enrolled in community colleges or four-year, degree-granting institutions, in Texas or outside of the state, by the fall following graduation. 38% Source: Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, The University of Texas at Austin Percentage of Graduates Enrolled in College Directly after High School Percentage of Graduates Enrolled in College Directly after High School of students in the Class of 2010 100 directly enrolled in college, a decrease of 4% compared to the 2012 previous year. Research indicates 80 that students who enroll directly in 2011 college after high school are more 80 81 80 83 likely to complete their studies. 60 2010 Despite the challenges faced by Del Valle ISD, the district is 2009 making strong efforts to create a 40 42 43 42 “college-going culture” as well as 37 38 2008 helping to increase the number 32 of Free Application for Federal 20 2007 Student Aid (FAFSA) applications through the GO Center and peer- goal goal to-peer G-Force teams. College 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 affordability is a major factor in All Students 32 37 42 38 42 42 this indicator. A deeper relation- All Students ship with “Austin Community College” could accelerate student completion of college courses, reducing the total cost of college. Commissioner of Education Robert Scott recently recognized Del Valle ISD and Del Valle High School for HOW MANY GRADUATES WERE READY FOR COLLEGE? offering exceptional high school Students are considered ready for success for higher education or the high-performance workplace if they meet or completion and college readiness exceed the performance standards below, which are based on state college readiness indicators. Students who do programs implemented with High not meet these standards must take remedial classes, if they enroll in Texas public colleges or universities. School Allotment funds. English Language Arts (ELA): Math: • Scale score of at least 2200 on the English language arts • Scale score of at least 2200 on the math exit-level exit-level TAKS, with a 3 or higher on the essay; OR TAKS; OR • SAT composite score of at least 1070, with a minimum • SAT composite score of at least 1070, with a of 500 on the critical reading component; OR minimum of 500 on the math component; OR 36% • ACT composite score of at least 23, with a minimum • ACT composite score of at least 23, with a minimum of 19 on the English component of 19 on the math component Source: AEIS (College-Ready Graduates) Percentage of Students Academically Prepared for Higher Education Percentage of Students Academically Prepared for Higher Education or the High Performance Workplace or the High-Performance Workplace of students in the Class of 2010 were college-and career-ready 100 in both English language arts 2012 goal and math, a slight increase, compared to the previous year, 80 2011 goal but a significant 21% increase since 2007. This can be 66 60 2010 attributed to increased college 61 56 57 and career guidance counseling 51 52 48 47 46 2009 in the district and a laser focus 40 43 41 on hiring in math and English 38 35 36 language arts. 31 2008 26 24 20 15 2007 0 goal goal goal goal goal goal % ELA % Math % Both4 Austin Chamber of Commerce >>> Del Valle ISD 2011 Education PROGRESS report >>> www.austinchamber.com/edureports
  5. 5. WHO GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL IN FOUR YEARS?High school graduation is achieved when a student earns a high school diploma and passes exit tests – English language arts,math, science and social studies – within four years of first entering the ninth grade. GED recipients and students who need 90%longer are not counted as graduates under this definition. The definition of a drop-out changed in the 2005-2006 school year.As such, the 2006-2009 rates are not directly comparable to each other because not all data used to prepare the graduationrates for each of those years were prepared under a uniform methodology. However, data released for the Class of 2010 will becomparable to data for the Class of 2009. Source: AEIS (Completion/Student Status Rate: Percent Graduated) Percentage of Graduates Who Graduated in Four Years Percentage of Students who Graduated in Four Years of students in the Class of 2010 graduated from high school within 100 four years. Significant improve- ments by the African American, All Students 80 Hispanic and Economically African American Disadvantaged students since 2007 Asian/Pacific Islander have narrowed the achievement Hispanic 60 gap. With the highest percentage White of Economically Disadvantaged Economically Disadvantaged 40 students in the Central Texas region, Del Valle ISD has made tremendous gains in achieving 20 a 9% jump in graduation rates compared to the prior year. This can 0 goal goal be attributed to strong alternative 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 programs at the Opportunity Center All Students 73 82 81 90 93 94 which allows the students the African American 80 81 84 93 93 94 opportunity to graduate several Asian/Pacific Islander N/A  N/A N/A N/A 93 94 times a year. Additionally, a strong Hispanic 68 80 79 89 93 94 Attendance Office Team and White 87 86 90 89 93 94 early intervention in elementary Economically Disadvantaged 78 81 85 91 93 94 and middle schools for struggling students in reading and math have also improved graduation rates. WHO PASSED THE GRADUATION TESTS ON TIME? Strong community support in the district has contributed to itsThe chart below shows the percentage of students who passed all four TAKS graduation tests, called exit-level success as well.tests, before the end of the 12th grade. The number of items that needed to be answered correctly for a studentto have met the passing standard increased each year for the Classes of 2005 - 2007. Thereafter, the passingstandard remained the same.Source: AEIS (Exit-level TAKS) In 2011, for the first time, results on TAKS-M and TAKS-Alt assessments for all grades and subjects are included in determining the 2011 accountability ratings Cumulative Pass Rate on Exit-Level TAKS (All Sections) Cumulative Pass Rate on Exit-Level Tasks (All Sections) 91% 100 All Students 80 African American Asian/Pacific Islander of all students passed each Hispanic 60 of the four required Texas White Assessment of Knowledge Economically Disadvantaged and Skills graduation tests in 40 2011, a significant increase of 22 percentage points for 20 all students since 2007. Establishing a cause during 0 goal the high school senior year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 for students to strengthen their exponentials, radicals, All Students 69 85 83 91 91 95 persuasive writing and other African American 67 90 80 93 90 95 Asian/Pacific Islander N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A 95 key academic skills will make Hispanic 63 82 83 90 91 95 it more likely to accomplish White 92 89 81 93 95 95 this target. Economically Disadvantaged 64 81 83 90 90 95 www.austinchamber.com/edureports >>> Del Valle ISD 2011 Education PROGRESS report >>> Austin Chamber of Commerce 5
  6. 6. HOW WELL CAN THEY WRITE? The chart below shows the percentage of high school juniors who scored a zero, one, two, three or four on the written composition component of the graduation English language arts TAKS. A student passes with a score of 68% two or higher and demonstrates college/career readiness in writing with a score of three or higher. Source: TAKS Reports. Percentage may not sum to 100 due to rounding Percentage of High School Juniors who Scored Between 0 and 4 on Writing Test Percentage of High School Juniors Who Scored Between 0 and 4 on Writing Test of all high school juniors demonstrated college level 100 readiness in writing, an increase of 8%, compared to the 90 previous year. A more focused 80 curriculum on writing skills was 4 70 attributed to this increase. 3 60 2 50 1 40 0 30 20 10 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 4 5 3 10 6 9 3 34 50 47 54 59 2 53 43 39 34 27 1 7 4 4 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 HOW MANY JUNIORS EARNED THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE ON THE TAKS? Students who score at or above the Commended Performance level, represented by a scale score of 2400 or above, on the graduation TAKS have shown a thorough understanding of grade-level knowledge and skills, beyond the college/career readiness threshold level. The chart below shows Commended Performance results on the four graduation tests. Source: TAKS Reports Percentage of Juniors Who of Juniors Who Met Commended Performance Standard Percentage Met Commended Performance Standard 52% 100 English 80 Math of students taking the exit-level Science 60 TAKS tests scored at a higher Social Studies commended performance level 40 on social studies, 18% on math, 16% on English 20 language arts and 13% on science. 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 English Language Arts 12 14 26 29 16 16 Math 6 11 13 18 18 Science 3 4 11 9 13 Social Studies 26 24 40 48 52 6 Austin Chamber of Commerce >>> Del Valle ISD 2011 Education PROGRESS report >>> www.austinchamber.com/edureports
  7. 7. M idd l e S c h o o l HOW MANY 8TH GRADERS PASSED TAKS BY SUBJECT AREA?Students who score at or above the Met Standard level possess an understanding of the material taught in eighthgrade and demonstrate the ability to matriculate to the next grade level. 63%Source: TAKS reports (cumulative score for reading and math only). In 2011 for the first time, results on TAKS-Mand TAKS-Alt assessments for all grades and subjects are included in determining the 2011 accountability ratings Percentage of Eighth-Graders Who Met Passing Passing Standards Percentage of Eighth-Graders Who Met Standards of eighth-graders in the Class 100 of 2010-2011 demonstrated they were ready for high school All Tests Taken 80 level work in all areas, an Reading increase of 4% compared to Math 60 the previous year. Science Social Studies 40 20 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 All Tests Taken 55 56 64 59 63 Reading 91 92 93 85 86 Math 66 74 82 71 73 Science 68 62 71 73 76 Social Studies 89 91 92 92 92 HOW MANY 8TH GRADERS WERE READY FOR HIGH SCHOOL?This measure displays the percentage of eighth-graders who met or exceeded the TAKS performance standardsset by a State Board of Education-appointed panel, thus the “Panel-Recommended” standard. These studentsare deemed prepared for high school-level course work. Source: TAKS ReportsPercentage of Eighth-Graders Who MetWho Met Panel Recommendation Reading TAKS (Cumulative) Percentage of Eighth-Graders Panel Recommendation Reading TAKS (Cumulative) 100 All Students 80 African American Asian/Pacific Islander 60 Hispanic 93% White 40 Economically Disadvantaged 20 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 of eighth-graders in All Students 90 94 96 91 93 2011 were academically African American 94 96 96 90 96 prepared for meeting the panel Asian/Pacific Islander N/A  N/A N/A  100 N/A  recommended standard for Hispanic 89 92 96 91 92 White 92 98 100 85 93 reading and signaling a closed Economically Disadvantaged 91 94 96 90 92 achievement gap. www.austinchamber.com/edureports >>> Del Valle ISD 2011 Education PROGRESS report >>> Austin Chamber of Commerce 7
  8. 8. HOW MANY 8TH GRADERS WERE READY FOR HIGH SCHOOL? 84% of eighth-graders in 2011 were academically prepared for Percentage of Eighth-Graders Who Met Who Met Recommendation Math TAKS (Cumulative) Percentage of Eighth-Graders Panel Panel Recommendation Math TAKS (Cumulative) 100 meeting the panel recommended All Students 80 standard for math. A significant African American improvement of 19% since Asian/Pacific Islander 60 2007, with improved perfor- Hispanic mances from every White 40 student group. Economically Disadvantaged 20 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 All Students 65 80 87 83 84 African American 65 74 80 78 84 Asian/Pacific Islander N/A  N/A N/A 100 N/A Hispanic 63 81 88 83 83 White 79 89 93 91 93 Economically Disadvantaged 64 84 86 82 83 HOW MANY 8TH GRADERS WERE READY FOR HIGH SCHOOL? Percentage of Eighth-Graders Who Met Panel Recommendation Science TAKS Percentage of Eighth-Graders Who Met Panel Recommendation Science TAKS (Cumulative) 76% of eighth-graders in 2011 were academically prepared for meeting All Students African American Asian/Pacific Islander 100 80 60 the panel recommended standard Hispanic for science. A performance gap White 40 remains between White students and Economically Disadvantaged other student groups though there 20 has been a significant and steady increase of 20% since 2007 with 0 improved performances from every 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 student group. All Students 56 61 68 73 76 Note: Dramatic increases African American 52 61 69 68 78 Asian/Pacific Islander N/A  N/A N/A 100 N/A and decreases seen throughout Hispanic 53 59 66 72 74 this report for the African White 78 84 88 88 93 American student group can be Economically Disadvantaged 54 61 64 71 73 attributed to their small numbers in the school district.8 Austin Chamber of Commerce >>> Del Valle ISD 2011 Education PROGRESS report >>> www.austinchamber.com/edureports
  9. 9. E l eme n tar y S c h o o l HOW MANY 8TH GRADERS EARNED THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE ON THE TAKS?Students who score at or above the Commended Performance level on the eighth-grade TAKS have shown athorough understanding of grade-level knowledge and skills, beyond the passing level, according to the State 39%Board of Education. Source: TAKS Reports Percentage of Eighth-Graders Who MetMet Commended Performance Standards Percentage of Eighth-Graders Who Commended Performance Standard 100 of eighth-graders at Del Valle ISD met the higher commended Reading 80 performance level on reading, 27% Math on social studies, 22% on science Science 60 and 15% on math in 2011, showing Social Studies improvements on all subjects compared to the prior year. 40 20 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Reading 37 38 39 35 39 Math 12 14 20 13 15 Science 13 13 16 20 22 Social Studies 27 30 32 26 27 HOW MANY 5TH GRADERS PASSED TAKS BY SUBJECT AREA?Students who score at or above the Met Standard level possess an understanding of the material taught in fifthgrade and demonstrate the ability to matriculate to the next grade level.Source: TAKS reports (cumulative score for reading and math only)(In 2011 for the first time, results on TAKS-M and TAKS-Alt assessments for all grades and subjects are included in determining the 2011 accountability ratings) Percentage of Fifth-Gradersof Fifth-Graders Who Met Passing Standards Percentage Who Met Passing Standards 67% 100 All Tests Taken 80 Reading Math 60 of fifth-graders in 2011 Science demonstrated they were ready for middle school level work 40 in all areas, a 3% increase compared to the prior year. 20 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 All Tests Taken 53 62 59 64 67 Reading 73 74 70 83 87 Math 79 80 77 90 90 Science 62 74 84 83 82 www.austinchamber.com/edureports >>> Del Valle ISD 2011 Education PROGRESS report >>> Austin Chamber of Commerce 9
  10. 10. HOW MANY 5TH GRADERS WERE READY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL? This measure displays the percentage of fifth-graders who met or exceeded the TAKS performance standards set by a State Board of Education-appointed panel, thus the “Panel Recommended” standard. These students 87% are deemed prepared for middle school-level course work. Source: TAKS Reports, English and Spanish results combined. Percentage of Fifth-Graders Who Met Panel Recommendation Reading TAKS (Cumulative) Percentage of Fifth-Graders Who Met Panel Recommendation Reading TAKS (Cumulative) of fifth-graders in 2011 were 100 academically prepared for meeting the panel recom- All Students 80 mended standard for reading, a African American 4% increase compared to the Asian/Pacific Islander 60 prior year. Hispanic White 40 Economically Disadvantaged 20 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 All Students 87 89 84 83 87 African American 91 90 90 89 82 Asian/Pacific Islander N/A  N/A N/A 100 N/A Hispanic 86 87 83 81 87 White 85 97 87 90 98 Economically Disadvantaged 87 88 84 81 87 HOW MANY 5TH GRADERS WERE READY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL? Percentage of Fifth-Graders Who Met Panel Recommendation Math TAKS (Cumulative) Percentage of Fifth-Graders Who Met Panel Recommendation Math TAKS (Cumulative) 100 All Students African American 80 Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic 60 White Economically Disadvantaged 40 90% 20 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 of fifth-graders in 2011 were All Students 88 88 88 89 90 academically prepared for African American 88 80 85 91 81 meeting the panel recom- Asian/Pacific Islander N/A  N/A N/A 80 N/A mended standard for math, with Hispanic 89 88 88 89 91 a widening performance gap White 92 98 89 90 96 Economically Disadvantaged 88 89 88 89 90 between the White students and other student groups.10 Austin Chamber of Commerce >>> Del Valle ISD 2011 Education PROGRESS report >>> www.austinchamber.com/edureports
  11. 11. HOW MANY 5TH GRADERS WERE READY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL? Percentage of Fifth-Graders Who Met Panel Recommendation Science TAKS Percentage of Fifth-Graders Who Met Panel Recommendation Science TAKS 100 82% of fifth-graders in 2011 were academically prepared for meeting All Students the panel recommended standard African American 80 for science, with a widening Asian/Pacific Islander performance gap between the White Hispanic 60 students and other student groups. White Economically Disadvantaged 40 Note: Dramatic increases and decreases seen throughout this report 20 for the African American student group can be attributed to their 0 smaller numbers in the district. 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 All Students 61 73 82 84 82 ARE ENGLISH Language African American 56 64 78 85 69 LEARNERS PROGRESSING? Asian/Pacific Islander  N/A N/A N/A 80 N/A This chart shows the percentage Hispanic 59 73 82 83 83 of current and monitored English White 87 85 89 90 98 Language Learners who “Met Standard” Economically Disadvantaged 57 72 81 83 82 on the relevant version of the TAKS Reading/ELA test, or who met state criteria for demonstrating progress on the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS), which HOW MANY 5TH GRADERS EARNED THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE ON THE TAKS? measures language proficiency ranging from “beginning” to “advanced high”Students who score at or above the Commended Performance level on the fifth-grade TAKS have shown a stages. Source: AEISthorough understanding of grade-level knowledge and skills, beyond the passing level, according to the State Percentage of English LanguageBoard of Education. Source: TAKS Reports Learners Who Made Progress Toward Proficiency Percentage of Percentage of Fifth-Graders Who Met Commended Performance Standards Fifth-Graders Who Met Commended Performance Standard 78% 80% 82% 100 Reading 80 Math 2009 2010 2011 Science 60 82% of all English Language Learners made progress towards English 40 proficiency in Del Valle ISD, an increase of 2%. Thirty-two percent, or 20 3,420 students, in Del Valle ISD were English Language Learners in 2011. 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Reading 11 17 16 25 20 36% Math 26 27 35 32 34 Science 17 26 34 34 36 of fifth-graders met the higher commended performance level on science, 34% on math and 20% on reading. www.austinchamber.com/edureports >>> Del Valle ISD 2011 Education PROGRESS report >>> Austin Chamber of Commerce 11
  12. 12. prsrt std us postage paidAustin Chamber of Commerce permit no 579535 East 5th Street austin, txAustin, Texas 78701 My company or business can help Del Valle ISD by: AUSTIN Chamber of Commerce Education Progress Report VOLUNTEERING Volunteering at the Del Valle ISD’s Financial Aid Saturdays in Spring 2013 Task Force and help students and their families complete federal and state financial aid applications to fund college enrollment CHAIR: Bill Stotesbery, General Manager and CEO, KLRU Involving my company in the Del Valle ISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) VICE CHAIR: Shaun Cranston, P.Eng., Vice President of Operations, Brookfield Residential Inc. Program either through job shadowing or mentorship programs Karin Dicks, Global Program Specialist, AMD Participating in the Del Valle ISD’s classrooms on Career Day Daniel Garcia, Spansion, Supervising Product Engineer Kevin Lally, Strategic Technology Account Manager, CONTRIBUTING Tokyo Electron America Supporting the Del Valle Adopt-A-School Program Hosting a booth at Skillpoint College/Career Fair October 4, 2012 at the Palmer DEL VALLE ISD ADVISORS Events Center so that high school juniors and seniors can explore potential Dr. Kelly Crook, Superintendent career opportunities Dr. Priscilla Canales, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction COMMUNITY ENAGAGEMENT Dr. Jennifer Hranitzky, Accountability and Data Coordinator Helping engage more voters in school board elections through our Board Jonathan Harris, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Trustee Questionnaire Including the Del Valle ISD Education Progress Report on my company’s webpage AUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Disseminating the Del Valle ISD Education Progress Report through company’s Michael W. Rollins, CCE, President Drew Scheberle, Senior Vice President, printed or online newsletter Education and Talent Development Kwee Lan Teo Yam, Vice President, Education and Talent Alignment For more information on how your company or business can get involved in education initiatives in Del Valle, please contact: Drew Scheberle, Senior Vice President For more information, contact Austin Chamber of Commerce of the Austin Chamber of Commerce at dscheberle@austinchamber.com Senior Vice President for Education and Talent Development Drew Scheberle at 512.322.5628 or dscheberle@austinchamber.com. Connect. Impact. Prosper.

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