Education Progress Reports
The Austin Chamber of Commerce leads regional efforts to track K-12 school district performance and increase the number of students ready for and enrolled in higher education.
As part of those efforts, a team of business volunteers from Central Texas chambers of commerce helps produce Education Progress Reports for ten area school districts.
The reports use a common set of metrics, focus on high school graduation, college/career readiness and post-secondary enrollment rates, and monitor additional student performance indicators predicting success leading up to high school.
The reports serve as tools for communities to track their school districts' performance trends and communicate school districts' goals and the strategies they are using to reach those goals. In this way, they facilitate conversations between school district and business leaders about resource allocations and potential tax-rate elections.
The intent of these reports is to compare school district performance to community expectations, not to other area, Texas or U.S. school districts.
For more information contact Drew Scheberle, Austin Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President, Federal/State Advocacy and Education/Talent Development, 512.322.5628.
To view performance data for each school district, click on the district name in the map or list below.
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