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1 ADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION AVID PROGRAMADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION[L. avidus]: eager for knowledge
2 AVID is a program designed to prepare capable but under-performing students for college through tutoring, mentoring, study skills instruction, and peer group support
3 The Mission of AVIDAVID is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, and most especially students in the middle with academic potential capable of completing a college preparatory path:will succeed in rigorous curriculum,will enter mainstream activities of the school,will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, andwill become educated and responsibleparticipants and leaders in a democratic society.
4 What is AVID?AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class based on writing as a tool of learning, inquiry method, and collaborative grouping. The three main components of the program are:• academic instruction,• tutorial support,• and motivational activities.
5 AVID L. avidus: eager for knowledge. Targets traditionally underserved students in the academic middle (capable, but underperforming)The AVID elective is a year-long course students take while enrolled in rigorous advanced, Honors & Advanced Placement courses (HS only)Participation is voluntary and requires parent approvalAVID supports & encourages school-wide implementation and reform
6 AVID’s RecordCurrently in over 2000 schools with over 100,000 students95% of AVID graduates are enrolled in a college or universityAVID seniors complete four-year college entry requirements at an 84% rate. The national average is 34.8%AVID middle-level students are enrolled in algebra at a 48% rate. The national average is 24%.
7 Commonly Held Misconceptions about AVID AT RISK Program NO!Affirmative Action Program NO!School Within A School NO!For All Students NO!A “Silver Bullet” NO!A Quick Fix NO!Free NO!A Categorical Program NO!Only Affects A Few Students NO!
8 The AVID Student Profile Not the lowest 25% (FCAT Level 1), but targets traditionally underserved students in the academic middle (capable, but underperforming)Students with Academic PotentialAverage to High Test ScoresGPACollege Potential with SupportDesire and DeterminationMeets One or More of the Following CriteriaFirst to Attend CollegeHistorically Underserved in 4-year CollegesLow IncomeSpecial Circumstances
9 Who is eligible for AVID Who is eligible for AVID? Students who have the potential and desire to attend college and have… average to high test scoresgrade point averageCollege potential with supportDesire and determinationAppropriate classroom behaviorGood attendance recordGood work habitsA willingness to commit themselves to studying and homework each nightAVID students also meet ONE or more of the following criteria:First in their immediate family to attend college/universityHistorically underrepresented in four-year collegesLow-incomeSpecial Circumstances
10 AVID ObjectivesTo provide academic instruction and other support to students and prepare them for eligibility to four-year colleges & universitiesPrepare students to enroll in the most rigorous coursesMotivate students to attend collegeGive students college level entry skillsImprove organizational skillsImprove critical thinking skillsIncrease “coping skills” of student participantsIncrease participants’ levels of career awarenessEmpower students to achieve academic excellence
11 Friday y Monday W n Thursday S M P L E K N H * Daily or Block Schedule VIDCuriclmTtoasBinder EvaluationFedpMedia CenterSpeakersMotivationalv*(within block)yMondayWnThursday*CombinationforBlock ScheduleSMPLEKNHDaily or Block*Schedule:•Collaborative Study GroupsgGSocratic SeminarsCollege and CareersStrategies for Success
12 AVID Methodologies In A Nutshell The AVID CurriculumAVID Methodologies In A NutshellWriting as a tool for LearningInquiry MethodCollaborative, subject specific groupsReading as a tool of learningWIC-R
13 Writing to Learn Inquiry Collaboration Reading NOTES:M-1
15 Writing as a Tool of Learning ThinkingLearningNote taking -Student learn to take notes in all classes (Cornell Notes)Learning LogsThe Writing Process“How do I know what I think, until I see what I write?”
16 Cornell Note Taking (the STAR system) Set up your paper.Take the notes.Apply your thinking to the notes.Reflect and Revise your notes.Cornell Notes are a great tool for studying and test preparation!
17 An example of how notes are set up… TopicQuestionsSubtitlesHeadingsHeadingClass notesUse bulletsUse abbreviationsetc.)Summary: a 3-4 sentence summary across the bottom
18 SummarySummary is added at the end of all note pages on the subject (not at the end of each page),Summary is added AFTER questions are finished.
20 Inquiry Method Begin learning groups with questions. Engage in levels of thinking from recall of knowledge to evaluation.Pursue understanding with mutual respect, civility and dignity of others.Be willing to be persuaded by arguments or evidence.
21 Collaborative Learning Groups Students ask, explore and answer questions.Students are listeners, thinkers, speakers, and writers.Discover ideas and remember because they are actively involved.Teacher becomes a coach, guiding students in their learning.
22 AVID Tutorials Students participate in tutorials 2 days/week Utilizes a collaborative, Inquiry-based ModelTutors to do not give answers or solve problems, but help students to learn how to learnUse College students, AP/Honors Upperclassmen, HS students tutoring MS students, and adult volunteersStudents must bring tutorial questions to class on tutorial days and take notes during the tutorialVery helpful as students take the advanced coursed required by AVID
23 Reading to Learn Connect to prior knowledge Understand text structure Use text-processing strategies (during and after reading)
24 Why AVID WorksPlaces low-achieving students in rigorous curriculum and gives them the support to achieve thereinProvides the explicit “Hidden Curriculum” of schoolsConstructing School Success: The Consequencesof Untracking Low Achieving Students, Mehan et al, 1996NOTES:
25 Provides a team of students for positive peer identification Redefines teacher’s role as that of student advocateConstructing School Success:The Consequences of UntrackingLow Achieving Students, Mehan et al, 1996NOTES:
26 Focuses on academic success of low- Focuses on academic success of low- achieving students as a school wide issue, with significant portions of the school culture mobilized toward their successConstructing School Success:The Consequences of UntrackingLow Achieving Students, Mehan et al, 1996NOTES:
27 AVID Students Will: Become proficient in taking notes in all classes, organization, time management, study skills, writing, inquiry, working with others, reading, and public speakingBe supported by weekly tutors including college students, adults, and peersParticipate in guest speaker forums, volunteer activities, and field trips to colleges, universities, and businesses
28 AVID Expectations AVID parents and students sign a contract agreeing to participate and… AVID students will be expected to:Maintain good gradesEnroll in advanced, Honors & Advanced Placement classesKeep an organized 3-ring binder and take notesComplete work for all classesMaintain strong attendance and good behaviorMaintain an individual determination to succeedParticipate in weekly tutorials