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1 Apples to Apples: The research and the story it tells Lisa Meyer, AVID District Director Dr. Steven Travis, Coordinator for Data Analysis Deer Park Independent School District, Texas

2 AVIDs mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. 2

3 One day we asked ourselves…. What if we could compare AVID students to other students who are just like them; students who are demographically identical, but who are not in AVID? 3

4 We Tracked 2 Cohorts We collected data on 2 cohorts from 8 th to 12 th grade Cohort 1 was tracked from to Cohort 2 was tracked from to Our data analysis only included students who were: Asked to join AVID in 8 th grade Enrolled in our district from 8 th grade through 12 th grade 4

5 AVID Recruitment: The Data-Driven Wide Net Grade Average Less than 10 absences Less than 10 discipline referrals Not already in PAP or GT classes On track to graduate on a Texas Recommended Graduation Plan 5

6 Average demographics when students were offered to join AVID in 8 th grade Deer Park ISD At-A-Glance District Enrollment = 12,468 8 th Graders = % White 43.3% Hispanic 2.6% African American 39.5% Economically Disadvantaged Average Enrollment over 2 years 6

7 Where We Started Who were those 8 th Graders? 7

8 8 th Grade Demographics DISTRICT 2 YR AVG (12,468) COHORT 1 and 2 (524) 8

9 8 th Grade Demographics DISTRICT 2 YR AVG (12,467) COHORT 1 and 2 (524) 9

10 AVID - Participation x Years 10

11 AVID - Participation x Years 11

12 Comparing AVID and Non-AVID Definitions Data referred to as AVID, pertains to students who were invited to be in AVID, accepted the invitation, and have been in AVID for all 4 years. Data referred to as Non-AVID pertains to students who were invited to be in AVID, but who did not ever become part of our AVID elective classes. 12

13 Cohort 1 and 2 (524) 13 Accepted AVID Invitation (148) vs. Declined AVID Invitation (376) 8 th Graders

14 The Demographic Split 14 AVID Group / Accepted Invitation (148)Non-AVID Group / Declined Invitation (376) 8 th Graders

15 Socio-Economic Status 15 AVID Group / Accepted Invitation (148)Non-AVID Group / Declined Invitation (376) 8 th Graders

16 WHERE DID WE END UP? 16

17 AVID vs. Non-AVID Average Discipline Referrals / Student 17 Neither in AVID

18 Average Discipline Referrals / Student Hispanic Students 18

19 Average Discipline Referrals / Student White Students 19

20 Average Discipline Referrals / Student Economically Disadvantaged Students 20

21 More Definitions TAKS is the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. The results are used for AYP and state accountability systems. Met Standard on TAKS means to have passed it and shown a sufficient understanding of the state curriculum. Commended on TAKS means to have passed considerably above the passing standard, at a high level of academic achievement. 21

22 TAKS Math Commended Students who achieve commended performance: 1. Use multiple problem-solving strategies and logic to find reasonable solutions 2. Transfer math knowledge between abstract and concrete applications 3. Use connections among math concepts to make generalizations and apply them to new situations 22

23 TAKS – Math – Commended 23

24 TAKS – Math – Commended Hispanic Students 24

25 TAKS – Math – Commended White Students 25

26 TAKS – Math – Commended Economically Disadvantaged Students 26

27 TAKS Reading Commended: Grade 9 Students who achieve commended performance: 1. Can answer questions of varying levels of difficulty and support those answers with evidence from the text. 2. Can recognize similarities and differences across texts most of the time. 3. Read and comprehend more difficult texts independently 27

28 ELA Commended Grades: Students who achieve commended performance: 1. Are able to draw insightful conclusions and make meaningful generalizations to develop a thorough understanding of a text 2. Are able to analyze ideas across texts most of the time 3. Develop ideas in depth and use organizational strategies that contribute to the effectiveness of a piece of writing 4. Produce writing that is engaging and authentic 28

29 TAKS – Reading – Commended 29

30 TAKS – Reading – Commended Hispanic Students 30

31 TAKS – Reading – Commended White Students 31

32 TAKS – Reading – Commended Economically Disadvantaged Students 32

33 Average GPA / Student 33 8 th GPA – AVID = and Non-AVID = 88.05

34 Average GPA / Student Hispanic Students 34 8 th GPA – AVID = and Non-AVID = 87.13

35 Average GPA / Student White Students 35 8 th GPA – AVID = and Non-AVID = 88.77

36 Average GPA / Student Economically Disadvantaged Students 36 8 th GPA – AVID = and Non-AVID = 87.19

37 37 % who took the PSAT in 9 th Grade AVID Group (120 out of 148 took)Non-AVID Group (4 out of 376 took) 9 th Graders

38 PSAT – 9 th Graders – Scale Scores 38 9 th Graders

39 % who took the PSAT in 10 th Grade 39 AVID Group (101 out of 111 took)Non-AVID Group (330 out of 377 took) 10 th Graders

40 PSAT – 10 th Graders – Scale Scores th Graders

41 % who took the PSAT in 11 th Grade AVID Group (73 out of 78 took) Non-AVID Group (155 out of 371 took) 11 th Graders 41

42 PSAT – 11 th Graders – Scale Scores th Graders

43 % who took the SAT in 11 th Grade 43 AVID Group (65 out of 78 took)Non-AVID Group (29 out of 371 took) 11 th Graders

44 SAT 11 th Graders – Scale Scores th Graders *First SAT score (if multiple attempts)

45 Average Advanced Academic Courses/Student 45 8 th Grade Advanced Courses – none for both groups

46 Cohort 1 – Senior Survey 1. How well do you feel Deer Park ISD has prepared you for post-graduate plans? AVID (23/25) NON-AVID (112/211) o Extremely well prepared47.8%15.2% 82% 57% o Well prepared34.8%42.0% o Neither well nor poorly13.0%29.5% o Poorly prepared0.0%9.8% o Completely unprepared4.3%3.6% 46 Survey given at end of senior year, May 2013

47 Cohort 1 – Senior Survey 2. What are your educational plans for the year following graduation? AVID (23/25) NON-AVID (111/211) o Technical/vocational program0.0%8.1% o Two-year junior college47.8%55.9% o Four-year college/university47.8%27.0% o Postpone education4.3%4.5% o No plans further education/training0.0%4.5% 47

48 Cohort 1 – Senior Survey 3. To how many colleges or universities have you applied? AVID (23/25) NON-AVID (110/211) o None4.3%39.1% o One4.3%37.3% o Two4.3%14.5% o Three26.1%4.5% o Four or more60.9%4.5% 48

49 Cohort 1 – Senior Survey 4. To how many colleges or universities have you been accepted? AVID (23/25) NON-AVID (110/211) o None13.0%41.8% o One34.8%40.0% o Two26.1%12.7% o Three17.4%1.8% o Four or more8.7%3.6% 49

50 Cohort 1 – Senior Survey 5. How many scholarships have you applied for? AVID (23/25) NON-AVID (111/211) o None13.0%65.8% o One0.0%11.7% o Two4.3%8.1% o Three8.7%6.3% o Four or more73.9%8.1% 50

51 Cohort 1 – Senior Survey 6. How many scholarship offers have you received? AVID (23/25) NON-AVID (111/211) o None43.5%76.6% o One17.4%10.8% o Two26.1%9.0% o Three8.7%1.8% o Four or more4.3%1.8% 51

52 Cohort 1 – Senior Survey 7. Have you completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? AVID (22/25) NON-AVID (106/211) o Yes72.7%38.7% o No27.3%61.3% 52

53 Cohort 1 – Senior Survey 8. In ten years, what type of employment do you anticipate having? AVID (22/25) NON-AVID (110/211) o None4.5%4.5% o Plant or manufacturing4.5%10.9% o Self-employed31.8%13.6% o Service industry13.6%2.7% o Professional field45.5%68.2% 53

54 Cohort 1 – Senior Survey 9. In ten years, approximately what salary do you anticipate earning? AVID (23/25) NON-AVID (110/211) o Less than $20,000 / year0.0%4.5% o $20,000 to $40,000 / year8.7%8.2% o $40,000 to $70,000 / year47.8%30.0% o $70,000 to $100,000 / year17.4%27.3% o Over $100,000 / year26.1%30.0% 54

55 Whats Next? Complete the data report for the cohorts senior year Other data as seems appropriate 55

56 IN THEIR OWN WORDS The AVID Experience… 56

57 Contact Information Lisa L. Meyer Director of Social Studies and Advanced Academic Programs Dr. Steven Travis Coordinator for Data Analysis Deer Park ISD website: 57


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