The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the nation’s report card, reported AISD students ranked second in fourth grade math and third in eighth grade math in the percentage of students scoring at the proficient or advanced levels. In reading, the students ranked third in both fourth and eighth grade. AISD’s English-language learners outperformed their peers in both the nation and large cities.
These strong results, particularly in the subject of math, are a testament to the district’s emphasis on numeracy, integrating challenging content within the curriculum and the investment of resources to provide support for students. Since 2005, Austin ISD has participated in NAEP’s Trial Urban District Assessment administration. Representative samples of students from a total of 21 school districts across the United States participated in the 2013 assessment of fourth and eighth grade students in reading and mathematics, which provides an opportunity to benchmark progress over time as well as performance against students in other participating urban districts, large U.S. cities and the nation.