The Greater Austin Area My Brother’s Keeper Initiative is an evidence based approach that will utilize key metrics to help drive programs and goals which will make the most significant impact on boys and men of color.

Disproportional Metrics

Priority areas identified by the committees are bolded at the top of each list.

Early Education

  • School readiness at beginning of K – Social emotional skills
  • % Passing rate in 3rd grade reading
  • % of eligible students enrolled in Pre-K
  • % Chronically absent in Pre-K
  • School readiness at beginning of K – Academic skills
  • % Retained in Grade 1

Middle School Education Initiatives

  • Disciplinary referrals
  • Passing rate in 8th grade reading
  • Average daily attendance
  • % Chronically Absent
  • Academic growth at 6th grade transition year (reading and math averaged, or just reading)
  • Placement in Algebra I in 8th grade
  • Student mobility
  • % Retained in 9th grade

High School, College and Career Readiness

  • % Chronically Absent
  • Highest level math course completed
  • Serious Disciplinary Referrals
  • % Retained in 9th grade
  • Passing rate in English II End of Course Exam
  • Completion of CTE coursework
  • % of students taking at least 1 AP/IB/Dual Credit Course
  • Graduation rate (measured at 4, 5, and 6 years)
  • Higher education enrollment

Post Secondary Education and Workforce Placement

  • Higher education enrollment
  • % Enrolled full time versus part time
  • % Transferred from 2-year to 4-year schools (?)
  • % Completed a degree or certificate within 6 years of enrollment
  • % Completed a STEM degree or certificate within 6 years of enrollment
  • % Continuously enrolled (for 6 years following enrollment)
  • % Failed a course (during the first year of enrollment)
  • % Enrolled in credit bearing course after completing a remedial course (Math and
  • % Employed one year after degree completion
  • % Employed in the tech industry one year after degree completion

Violence Prevention and Second Chance Programs

  • Violence Data by Race – Last 5 years for all of Central Texas
  • Disproportionality rate of prison terms served by men of color vs whites
  • Diversionary programs – What is available, success rate.
  • Statistics of students with incarcerated parents by race.
  • Students suspended vs sent to Alternative Campuses, policies in each district to determine which happens.

Health Equality Metrics

  • Disparity in health access, males of colors vs. white males
  • Disparities in seeking mental health care
  • Disparities in health care coverage
  • % of substance use by males of color vs white males
  • Disparity in recreational opportunity access