Ready By 21 Indicators

Welcome to our online dashboard!

What do we want to measure and track together, on a community level?  How are we doing on these key indicators?  How do these issues affect each other?  How can we work together most effectively to improve results?

This dashboard is a tool for collective action. 

These priority outcomes and indicators of child and youth well-being were selected through a year-long process led by the Ready by 21 Coalition, involving more than 100 representatives,  60 agencies, and 10 coalitions.

This initiative is sponsored by United Way Capital Area, Workforce Solutions Capital Area, and the Community Action Network and implemented through the Steering Group on Children and Youth, a coalition of coalitions in Central Texas.  

Priority Outcomes and Indicators

Children, youth and young adults …

Outcomes and Indicators Local Change Since Previous Year State  Change Since Previous Year Nation Change Since Previous Year

Year

1. Are born healthy

  • low birth weight
  • 7.5%

    up red

    8.5%

    up red

    8.2%

    yellow no change

    2009

  • born with birth defects (number of children)
  • 664

    down green

    19,697

    2009

    2. Have a significant attachment to a nurturing adult

  • with parents completing parenting classes
  • 12%

    down red

     

     

     

    2011

  • with a mentor for at least 9 months
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  • in foster care (number of children under 18)
  • 965

    up red

    31,092

    400,540

    down green

    2011

    3. Enter Kindergarten prepared to succeed in school

  • enter Kindergarten school-ready
  • 50%

    down red

    2011

    4. Are physically healthy

  • immunized by 24 months
  • 73.7%

    yellow no change

     

     

    2011

  • uninsured
  • 15.3%

    down green

    16.9%

    9.0% down green

    2009

  • healthy weight zone (% of students in the healthy weight zone more than 5 times in a school year)
  • Austin ISD: 26.73%
    Del Valle ISD: 17.05%
    Eanes ISD: 42.32%
    Lago Vista ISD: No data
    Lake Travis ISD: 40.92%
    Manor ISD: 14.13%
    Pflugerville ISD: 21.14%

    mixed

    22.61%

    up green

     

    2009-2010 school year

  • diabetes rate
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    5. Are physically safe

  • infant mortality (rate)
  • 5.7 per 1,000

    up red

    6.1 per 1,000

    6.6 per 1,000

    2008

  • deaths (rate)
  • Children: 15 per 1,000 Teens: 35.2 per 1,000

    Children:up red

     

    Teens:

    Children: 18.4 per 1,000
    Teens: 42.1 per 1,000

    Children:down green

     

    Teens:
    down green

    Children: 29 per 1,000
    Teens: 58 per 1,000

    Children:down green

     

    Teens:
    down green

    2008

  • injury reports (number)
  • 71 for under 1 year old
    155 for ages 1-4
    101 for ages 5-9
    95 for ages 10-14
    214 for ages 15-19
    104 for ages 20-24
    1,856 total ages 24 and younger (includes those missing age information)

    Overall,
    up red

    85,458 total

    up red

    2010

  • confirmed investigations of child abuse/neglect (rate)
  • 10.5 per 1,000

    up red

    9.9 per 1,000

     

    2011

  • homeless (number of homeless youth, accompanied and unaccompanied, in shelter)
  • 460 ages 0-5
    312 ages 6-12
    219 ages 13-17
    991 total for ages 17 and under

    up red

     

     

    2011

    6. Respect diversity and demonstrate empathy and pro-social behaviors

  • bullying (percentage of AISD students who report being bullied at school)
  • Middle school: 48%
    High school: 30%

    down green      

    2010-2011 school year

  • teen dating violence (percentage of AISD students who report experiencing hurtful or controlling dating behavior)
  • Middle school: 8%
    High school: 7%

    (first year question asked)

         

    2010-2011 school year

  • with disciplinary actions resulting in classroom removals
  • Austin ISD: 9%
    Del Valle ISD:23%
    Eanes ISD: 4%
    Lago Vista ISD: 9%
    Lake Travis ISD: 6%
    Manor ISD: 15%
    Pflugerville ISD: 16%

    14.50%

     

    2010-2011 school year

  • violent crime (rate)
  • 150.1 per 100,000

    145.5 per 100,000

    2010

  • reporting respect for diversity (Average Rating, 1 to 4, "My classmates show respect to other students who are different than they are" on AISD student surveys)
  • High School- 2.96
    Middle School- 2.79
    Elementary School- 3.12

     

     

    2010-2011 school year

    7. Engage in community, school and/or extracurricular activities

  • school attendance
  • Austin ISD-94.3%
    Del Valle ISD-95.5%,
    Eanes ISD-96.4%
    Lago Vista ISD-96.2%
    Lake Travis ISD-95.5%
    Manor ISD-95.2%
    Pflugerville ISD-95.3%

    95.50%

    down red

     

    2009-2010 school year

  • involved in clubs, activities or sports (% of students attending out-of-school time programs in low-income areas studied by Central Texas Afterschool Network)
  • 23%

    up green

     

    2010-2011 school year

    8. Are aware of, appreciate and demonstrate behaviors of personal and social responsibility

  • volunteerism (% of youth ages 16-24 that have volunteered in the last year)
  • 15.80%

    down red

    18.80%

    up green

    22%

    yellow no change

    2008-2010

  • voting
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  • participation in leadership activities to improve school, community, or societal issues
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    9. Have good mental health and are emotionally resilient

  • with problems requiring counseling who received mental health care
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  • sad, unhappy, depressed, or stressed (% of students reporting that their ability to cope with stress or negative emotions is poor or very poor on AISD student surveys)
  • Middle School- 16%
    High School- 16% 

    up red

     

     

    2010-2011 school year

  • suicide
  • 8.4 per 100,000 youth ages 15-24

    11 per  100,000 youth ages 15-24

    up red

    10.5 per  100,000 youth ages 15-24

    up red

    2009

    10. Avoid risky behaviors

  • tobacco (% of students that report using tobacco daily on AISD student surveys)
  • Middle School- 0%
    High School- 4%

     

     

    2010-2011 school year

  • alcohol (% of students that report using alcohol several times a month on AISD student surveys)
  • Middle School- 2%
    High School-4%

    2010-2011 school year

  • marijuana (% of students that report using marijuana daily on AISD student surveys)
  • Middle School- 2%
    High School- 6%

    up red

    2010-2011 school year

  • inhalants (% of students that report using inhalants several times a month on AISD student surveys)
  • Middle School: 1%
    High School-1%

    2010-2011 school year

  • sexually transmitted infections
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  • pregnancy
  • 9.9% Births to Teens Ages 13-19 Out of All Live Births

    down green

    13.6% Births to Teens Out of All Live Births

    up red

     

    2008

    11. Are academically successful

  • 3rd grade students passing reading TAKS
  • Austin ISD-
    English 91%
    Spanish 84%

     

    Del Valle ISD-
    English 82%
    Spanish No data


    Eanes ISD-
    English 99%
    Spanish No data


    Pflugerville ISD-
    English 92%
    Spanish 91%


    Lago Vista ISD-
    English 97%
    Spanish No data


    Lake Travis ISD-
    English 97%
    Spanish 96%


    Manor ISD-
    English 82%
    Spanish 69%

    Pflugerville ISD-
    English 90%
    Spanish 86%

    90%

    down red

     

    2010-2011 school year

  • 5th grade students passing reading TAKS
  • Austin ISD
    English: 87%
    Spanish: 66%

     

    Del Valle ISD
    English: 80%
    Spanish: No data

     

    Eanes ISD
    English: 99%
    Spanish: No data

     

    Lago Vista ISD
    English: 91%
    Spanish: No data

     

    Lake Travis ISD
    English: 98%
    Spanish: No data

     

    Manor ISD
    English: 81%
    Spanish: 60%

     

    Pflugerville ISD
    English: 90%
    Spanish: 66%

    87%

    up green

     

    2010-2011 school year

  • 5th grade students passing math TAKS
  • Austin ISD
    English: 87%
    Spanish: 34%

     

    Del Valle ISD
    English: 82%
    Spanish: No data

     

    Eanes ISD
    English: 99%
    Spanish: No data

     

    Lago Vista ISD
    English: 91%
    Spanish: No data

     

    Lake Travis ISD
    English: 97%
    Spanish: No data

     

    Manor ISD
    English: 78%
    Spanish: 40%

     

    Pflugerville ISD
    English: 91%
    Spanish: 13%

    86%

    yellow no change

    2010-2011 school year

  • 5th grade students passing science TAKS
  • Austin ISD
    English: 84%
    Spanish: 41%

     

    Del Valle ISD
    English: 82%
    Spanish: No data

     

    Eanes ISD
    English: 97%
    Spanish:No data

     

    Lago Vista ISD
    English: 87%
    Spanish: No data

     

    Lake Travis ISD
    English: 98%
    Spanish: No data

     

    Manor ISD
    English: 79%
    Spanish: No data

     

    Pflugerville ISD
    English: 86%
    Spanish: 14%

    86%

    down red

    2010-2011 school year

  • retention (being held back)
  • Austin ISD:
    Kindergarten: 1.5%
    1st Grade: 2.6%
    2nd Grade: 0.8%
    3rd Grade: 1.0%
    4th Grade: 0.2%
    5th Grade: 0.6%
    6th Grade: 0.5%
    7th Grade: 0.6%
    8th Grade: 0.3%

    Texas:

    Kindergarten: 2.3%
    1st Grade: 4.7%
    2nd Grade: 2.8% 3
    rd Grade: 2.0%
    4th Grade: 1.1%
    5th Grade: 1.3%
    6th Grade: 0.7%
    7th Grade: 1.0%
    8th Grade: 1.2%

    down green

     

     

    2010-2011 school year

  • 8th grade students passing reading TAKS
  • Austin ISD: 86%
    Del Valle ISD: 86%
    Eanes ISD: 99%
    Lago Vista ISD: 95%
    Lake Travis ISD: 98%
    Manor ISD: 84%
    Pflugerville ISD: 92%

    mixed

    89%

    down red  

    2010-2011 school year

  • 8th grade students passing math TAKS
  • Austin ISD: 76%
    Del Valle ISD: 73%
    Eanes ISD: 97%
    Lago Vista ISD: 93%
    Lake Travis ISD: 94%
    Manor ISD: 68%
    Pflugerville ISD: 80%

    80%

    down red

     

    2010-2011 school year

  • 8th grade students passing science TAKS
  • Austin ISD: 72%
    Del Valle ISD: 76%
    Eanes ISD: 94%
    Lago Vista ISD: 93%
    Lake Travis ISD: 95%
    Manor ISD: 72%
    Pflugerville ISD: 78%

    79%

    up green

     

    2010-2011 school year

  • 8th grade students passing social studies TAKS
  • Austin ISD: 92%
    Del Valle ISD: 92%
    Eanes ISD: 99%
    Lago Vista ISD: 99%
    Lake Travis ISD: 98%
    Manor ISD: 90%
    Pflugerville ISD: 97%

    94%

    down red

     

    2010-2011 school year

  • transitioning successfully through 9th grade
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  • graduating from high school in 4 years
  • Austin ISD: 78.6%
    Del Valle ISD: 89.7%
    Eanes ISD: 96.4%
    Lago Vista ISD: 98.7%
    Lake Travis ISD: 94.8%
    Manor ISD: 65.6%
    Pflugerville ISD: 85.2%

    84.3%

    Class of 2010

    12. Have awareness and positive attitudes about adult careers

  • career awareness
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  • college persistence
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    13. Graduate from high school college- and/or career-ready and prepared for a lifetime of learning

  • graduating on the recommended or distinguished academic plan
  • Austin ISD: 79.2%
    Del Valle ISD: 80.9%
    Eanes ISD: 93.7%
    Lago Vista ISD: 84.4%
    Lake Travis ISD: 88.2%
    Manor ISD: 77.4%
    Pflugerville ISD: 86.6%

    82.7%

     

    Class of 2010

  • graduates meeting college readiness standards
  • Austin ISD: 53.0%
    Del Valle ISD: 36.0%
    Eanes ISD: 90.0%
    Lago Vista ISD: 61.0%
    Lake Travis ISD: 84.0%
    Manor ISD: 36.0%
    Pflugerville ISD: 55.0%

    52.0%

     

    Class of 2010

  • postsecondary enrollment (same year as graduation from High School)
  • Austin ISD: 56%
    Del Valle ISD: 38%
    Eanes ISD: 80%
    Manor ISD: 45%
    Pflugerville ISD: 60%

     

     

    Class of 2010

    14. Successfully complete post-secondary education or training

  • earning postsecondary credentials
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  • completion of post-secondary education/training
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    15. Are productive and equipped to reach financial self-sufficiency

  • idle youth (ages 16-19, not in school and not working)
  • 4.6%

    down green

    6.6%

    down green

    5.6%

    yellow no change

    2010

  • financially literate
  •  

    64.9%

    down red

    69%

    yellow no change 2012

     


    Legend

    Increase from previous year in a positive direction
    Decrease from previous year in a positive direction
    Increase from previous year in a negative direction
    Decrease from previous year in a negative direction
    No change from previous year
    Change is mixed (across different groups, e.g. age, districts, other)

    Workforce Solutions Capital Area United Way Capital Area Community Action Network