AISD Graduation Rates Continue to Rise
For the third year in a row, graduation rates are up in the Austin Independent School District.
The class of 2011 graduated 80 percent of students – that's up just over a percentage from last year and about six percent higher than than in 2008.
The Texas Education Agency says AISD made significant jumps in graduation rates specifically for economically-disadvantaged students and students who are still learning English. Debra Reedy, the Director of Assessment and Accountability for AISD, is pleased with those gains.
“That’s kind of been our goal, certainly in the last couple of years, to really focus on those gaps within those student groups and to try to decrease the gaps,” Reedy says.