ERIC Number: ED231930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
A 1982 Status Report on Blacks in the Austin Independent School District.
Austin Independent School District, TX.
The report reviews the status of black students in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District for the year 1982. It provides information on student enrollment, demographic distribution, achievement, graduation rates, achievement on college admission tests, retention and promotion, programs for low achievers, dropouts, discipline, vocational program enrollment, and special education enrollment. Data are also provided on the teaching and administrative staff; changes in professional staff; staff recruitment, selection, and attrition; and parent and community involvement. The report notes that while student achievement among blacks has improved over the the previous two years, the average in Austin is still below the national level. A high retention rate is reported to Black students, who are found to be less likely to drop out of school than their White or Hispanic counterparts. Outstanding black students are named, as are two black finalists in the 1982 Teacher of the Year Award. The report comments on the positive attitudes of black teachers toward their work, and the high number of black teachers recruited and selected is noted. Finally, it is claimed that black parents and community members have contributed significantly to the education of Austin students, and are now involved in planning efforts for the future of the school district. (AOS)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX.