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Austin Chamber of Commerce in Conjunction with Westlake Chamber of Commerce Presents:

Eanes ISD

Progress 2011

EDUCATION PROGRESS REPORT

About the Austin Chamber Education Progress Report

DO YOU KNOW

The Education Progress Report, now in its seventh year of publication, is developed and issued annually by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s Education 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 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 the report give a comprehensive view of how the district is performing overall and gives further insight to predicting success for a future cohort of students leading up to high school.

HOW MANY GRADUATES

For more information, contact Austin Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Education and Talent Development Drew Scheberle at 512.322.5628 or dscheberle@austinchamber.com The Education Progress Reports can be downloaded at www.austinchamber.com/edureports

WERE READY FOR THE

WORKPLACE? CURRENT STATS: A SNAPSHOT

EANES ISD 2010-2011

Enrollment ............................................................................................................................................................................... 7,691 Percent Non-White ................................................................................................................................................................. 27% Percent Economically Disadvantaged.............................................................................................................................. 3% Percent English Language Learners ................................................................................................................................. 2% 2011 Graduates ........................................................................................................................................................................567 Number of Campuses ...................................................................................................................................................................9 Number of Employees ....................................................................................................................................................... 1,097 Community/Business Involvement (Eanes Education Foundation) .................................................... over $1 million 2011-2012 Tax Rate ($ per $100 valuation) ........................................................................................................... $1.203 Operations Budget without State Recapture ......................................................................................$118,305,437 Operations Budget with State Recapture (If applicable) ......................................................................$63,737,628 Average Percent Daily Attendance for Grades 6 - 12 .......................................................................................... 96% Percent of Graduates who took SAT or ACT Exam (Note: Indicator lags one year) ..................................... 100% Average Teacher Salary ............................................................................................................................................... $50,620 Average Teacher Years of Experience............................................................................................................................ 13.6 Source: Public Education Information Management Systems (PEIMS), Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS), Local budget data


A LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY

DEAR EANES ISD COMMUNITY We all want the best for our children. In the nearly two decades since our Class of 2012 was born, Central Texas’ economy has changed significantly. If we look into a crystal ball, we only see change accelerating: more information to process, more complex content, constant collaboration...all on fewer resources. One in eight Central Texas jobs are in high tech: for example, medical devices, clean energy, advanced manufacturing, mobile applications, creative media, network or cloud computing. These jobs represent more than 25% of our region’s payroll. Paradoxically, some of these industries displace more traditional industries or shrink costs, thereby reducing other types of jobs. We embrace the future or technology will leave us behind. Business owners grow their companies here in Central Texas because they can find quality public education for their employees’ children, quality talent, a vibrant culture, a supportive environment for start-up companies and a lower cost to do business. These same companies are also courted by other cities, states and countries with similar advantages, and some with different, and sometimes, better amenities. The Austin Chamber of Commerce, along with regional Chambers and economic development corporations, are committed to helping local companies compete in national and global markets and grow and create jobs for our people. We are also committed to helping our young people prepare for Twenty First Century jobs. We also actively recruit companies like Apple and Hanger Orthopedic to move and grow jobs here. Site

selectors, those who advise companies on where to locate divisions, operations and headquarters, rank talent opportunities based on: s"ACHELOR ASSOCIATEANDCERTIlCATECOMPLETERS especially in STEM fields; s(IGHSCHOOLGRADUATEDIRECTENROLLMENTRATESIN post-secondary education; s(IGHSCHOOLGRADUATECOLLEGEANDORHIGH performance workplace readiness rates; and s(IGHSCHOOLGRADUATIONRATES This printed report focuses on the last three items. This summer, Central Texas School Trustees will adopt FY13 budgets with per pupil cuts of up to 8.7% compared to two school years ago. Leaders face a deepening challenge: build support for those compensation and management strategies which prepare an increasing percentage of students for post-secondary education and the high performance workplace while also providing the academic, athletic, technical and fine arts offerings of a well-rounded education. To send a clear message to the community, district superintendents and Trustees should set specific, aggressive goals, and justifying shifting resources and stressing transparency and accountability. In turn, the business community should support their accomplishments. In preparing this report, school districts collaborated with their local business leadership, celebrating progress and targeting areas which need improvement. These districts have chosen to make tough, bold decisions. The recommendations in this report are developed through meaningful discussions with the Westlake Chamber of Commerce, Eanes ISD and the Austin Chamber of Commerce. Our hope is this report will spur further discussions and actions within your community to help Eanes ISD in areas in need of improvement and in their efforts to educate our future workforce.

PH O T O B Y HA NNA H KUNZ

Bill Stotesbery Task Force Chair

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Shaun Cranston Task Force Vice Chair

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ABOUT EANES ISD Eanes ISD prides itself on preparing students extraordinarily well for success in college and the workforce. Not only do a high percentage of Eanes graduates continue their education, they find themselves extremely well-positioned to successfully tackle academic challenges. Preparation for academic success is a joint effort between high-quality staff, student effort, deeply involved parents, a supportive community and a curricular focus that promotes collaboration between teachers at all levels. Approximately 99 percent of Westlake High School’s 2011 graduating class submitted college applications, with more than $16 million in scholarships earned. Westlake High School students consistently score high marks on ACT and SAT tests, higher than both the state and national average. In addition, the number of National Merit Finalists is always impressive, with a record 44 finalists in 2010-11. EISD and Westlake HS have national reputations for excellence. Westlake has been ranked among the top high schools in the country every year by Newsweek magazine and US News and World Report. EISD schools also have earned recognition from the Children at Risk organization, Texas Business and Education Coalition, Austin Chamber of Commerce. EISD teachers have earned many individual honors from organizations such as the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award and the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. Eanes ISD was rated Exemplary by the State of Texas for the third consecutive year, which only 44 districts (4.3 percent) statewide can claim. Eight Eanes ISD campuses were rated Exemplary by the Texas Education Agency, an accomplishment only 14.5 percent statewide achieved. Westlake HS is the third largest Exemplary high school in the state. Curriculum at EISD is based on the concept of vertical alignment. This “12 - K” approach considers what skills and knowledge a graduate needs to succeed in college and career, coordinates curriculum from grade level to grade level,

then challenges teachers to provide students with the tools needed to succeed at the next grade level. Instruction prepares students for challenges they will face in a fast-paced world influenced by forces including multiple information sources, globalization and advancing technology. High school courses supporting this focus include Chinese, Robotics, Health Sciences, Biotechnology and Film Production. Westlake HS also has a comprehensive Career and Technical Education program that encompasses areas such as business, health-related professions and technology. Some courses offer dual-credit opportunities for students to earn college credit. The 33 Advanced Placement courses offered at Westlake HS also provide students with a higher level of academic rigor and the potential to earn college credit. In recent years, approximately 75 percent of students taking AP exams have received scores of 3 or higher, which earns college credit at most universities. Source: Text provided by Eanes ISD

PROGRESS OVERVIEW The Central Texas economy depends in part on whether large percentages of high school graduates are ready for, enroll directly in and complete higher education. The Austin Chamber also awarded Eanes ISD for the district with the “Highest Rate of Direct-to-College Enrollment” award at its 2011 Annual State of Education last November. Eanes ISD has consistently high levels of performance, a strong leader and a well-rounded Board of Trustees. The district has talked for several years at a high level about what a wellrounded education, beyond only performance on standardized testing, should look like. It is now time to define it, quantify it, drive it into the strategic plan and hold themselves accountable to meet and exceed performance targets. To support its goal to have a technologicallyrich educational environment to enhance individual learning, the Board implemented the Westlake Initiative for Innovation (WIFI) program

to provide iPads to all Juniors and Seniors. The WIFI program is designed to improve learning by making instruction more relevant and increasing student engagement by implementing anytime, anywhere access to digital tools. Surveys indicated students feel more engaged in relevant learning, more organized in their studies and more motivated because of the iPads. Teachers have enjoyed researching and implementing educational apps to help facilitate instruction and collaborate with fellow teachers to share best practices.

Task Force Recommends That Eanes ISD Continues To:

Consider

including specific, annual performance goals for appropriate Progress Report performance measures in their existing strategic plan and should continue to use the strategic plan to guide decisions about allocating resources.

Protect

and prioritize during challenging fiscal times, to the extent possible, programs that serve to prepare students for college and career and the high-performance workplace.

Continue

to provide key counseling and academic services to close the gap between students who report they intend to go to college and those who enroll in the fall following graduation.

Provide

key counseling and academic services to finish the task of preparing all students who graduate high school for college and the high-performance workplace.

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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.

83%

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 100

of students for the Class of 2010 directly enroll in college, by the fall after graduation, a decrease of 4% compared to the previous year. Research indicates that students who enroll directly in college after high school are more likely to complete their studies.

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87

84

87

95

95

goal

goal

83

60

40

20

0 2007 84

All Students

2008 87

2009 87

2010 83

2011 95

2012 95

HOW MANY GRADUATES WERE READY FOR COLLEGE? Students are considered ready for success for higher education or the high-performance workplace if they meet or exceed the performance standards below, which are based on state college readiness indicators. Students who do not meet these standards must take remedial classes, if they enroll in Texas public colleges or universities. English Language Arts (ELA): s Scale score of at least 2200 on the English language arts exit-level TAKS, with a 3 or higher on the essay; OR s SAT composite score of at least 1070, with a minimum of 500 on the critical reading component; OR s ACT composite score of at least 23, with a minimum of 19 on the English component

Math: s Scale score of at least 2200 on the math exit-level TAKS; OR s SAT composite score of at least 1070, with a minimum of 500 on the math component; OR s ACT composite score of at least 23, with a minimum of 19 on the math component

Source: AEIS (College-Ready Graduates)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACADEMICALLY PREPARED FOR HIGHER EDUCATION OR THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE WORKPLACE

90% of students in the Class of 2010 were college-and career-ready in both English language arts and math, an increase of 6% compared to the previous year.

100

80

goal goal 2012 (Goal) 83

87 89

94 93 94 87

88 89

93 93 94

90 90 90 78

82 84

2010 60 2009 40

2008 2007

20

0

goal goal

% ELA 4

2011 (Goal) goal goal

goal goal

% Math

goal goal

% Both

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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 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 graduation rates for each of those years were prepared under a uniform methodology. However, data released for the Class of 2010 will be comparable to data for the Class of 2009. 3OURCE!%)3#OMPLETION3TUDENT3TATUS2ATE0ERCENT'RADUATED

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO GRADUATED IN FOUR YEARS

of students in the Class of 2010 graduated from high school within four years, a 2% decrease compared to the prior year. The overall graduation rate has remained high since 2007.

100 80

All Students

Note: Dramatic increases

African American Asian/Pacific Islander

60

and decreases seen throughout this report for the Economically Disadvantaged student group can be attributed to their small numbers in the school district.

Hispanic

40

White Economically Disadvantaged

20 0 2007 96 N/A N/A 93 96 91

All Students African American Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic White Economically Disadvantaged

96%

2008 96 N/A N/A 92 96 100

2009 98 100 100 97 97 100

2010 96 100 N/A 93 97 77

goal

goal

2011 goal 98 98 98 98 98 98

2012 goal 98 98 98 98 98 98

WHO PASSED THE GRADUATION TESTS ON TIME? The chart below shows the percentage of students who passed all four TAKS graduation tests, called exit-level tests, before the end of the 12th grade. The number of items that needed to be answered correctly for a student to have met the passing standard increased each year for the Classes of 2005 - 2007. Thereafter, the passing standard 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) 100 All Students

80

African American Asian/Pacific Islander

60

99%

Hispanic White

40

Economically Disadvantaged

20 0 All Students African American Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic White Economically Disadvantaged

goal

2007 97 N/A N/A 96 98 92

2008 98 N/A N/A 100 98 92

2009 98 N/A N/A 94 98 83

2010 99 100 100 100 99 100

2011 99 100 N/A 100 99 100

2012 99 99 99 99 99 99

of all students passed each of the four required Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills graduation tests in 2011. The achievement gap has remained closed since 2010.

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Students who score at or above the Met Standard level possess an understanding of the material taught in eighth grade and demonstrate the ability to matriculate to the next grade level.

94% of eighth-graders in 2011 demonstrated they were ready for high school level work in all areas, a 2% decrease compared to the prior year but still a large majority of eighth-graders at Eanes ISD.

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 EIGHTH-GRADERS WHO MET PASSING STANDARDS 100 All Tests Taken

80

Reading

60

Math Science Social Studies

40 20 0 2007 91 98 96 90 99

All Tests Taken Reading Math Science Social Studies

2008 90 99 98 91 99

2009 94 99 99 94 99

2010 96 100 99 96 100

2011 94 100 99 94 99

Students who score at or above the Met Standard level possess an understanding of the material taught in fifth grade 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-GRADERS WHO MET PASSING STANDARDS 100 All Tests Taken

80

Reading Math

60

Science

40

97% of fifth-graders in 2011 demonstrated they were ready for middle school level work in all areas, a slight decrease compared to the prior year but still a large majority of students.

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20 0 All Tests Taken Reading Math Science

2007 97 99 100 97

2008 95 100 98 96

2009 96 100 100 97

2010 98 100 100 98

2011 97 100 100 98

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AUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EDUCATION PROGRESS REPORT TASK FORCE CHAIR: Bill Stotesbery, General Manager and CEO, KLRU VICE CHAIR: Shaun Cranston, P.Eng., Vice President of Operations, Brookfield Residential Inc. Tim Coffey, AAMS, Finanical Advisor, Edward Jones Investments; Treasurer and President Elect, Westlake Chamber of Commerce EANES ISD ADVISORS Nola Wellman, Ph.D., Superintendent Bill Bechtol, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Claudia McWhorter, Director of Communications AUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Michael W. Rollins, CCE, President Drew Scheberle, Senior Vice President, Education and Talent Development Kwee Lan Teo Yam, Vice President, Education and Talent Alignment For more information, contact Austin Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Education and Talent Development Drew Scheberle at 512.322.5628 or dscheberle@austinchamber.com.

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Austin Chamber of Commerce 535 East 5th Street Austin, Texas 78701

MY COMPANY OR BUSINESS CAN HELP EANES ISD BY:

VOLUNTEERING Volunteering as a mentor Volunteering at the Eanes ISD’s Financial Aid Saturdays in Spring 2013 and help students and their families complete federal and state financial aid applications to fund college enrollment Involving my company in the Eanes ISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program either through job shadowing or mentorship programs Having my company employees participate on Career Day in Eanes ISD

CONTRIBUTING Contributing to the Eanes Education Foundation (OSTINGABOOTHAT3KILLPOINT#OLLEGE#AREER&AIR/CTOBER ATTHE0ALMER%VENTS#ENTER so that high school juniors and seniors can explore potential career opportunities

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Helping engage more voters in school board elections through our Board Trustee Questionnaire Including the Eanes ISD Education Progress Report on my company’s webpage Disseminating the Eanes ISD Education Progress Report through my company’s printed or online newsletter Joining the Westlake Chamber of Commerce and help serve on its education committee For more information on how your company or business can get involved in education initiatives in Westlake, please contact: Tim Coffey at Tim.Coffey@edwardjones.com

CONNECT.

IMPACT.

PROSPER.


2011 Education Progress Report  

Report generated by the Austin Chamber of Commerce in Conjunction with Westlake Chamber of Commerce Presents Eanes ISD

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