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AVID Excel Goal To interrupt students’ path to long-term ELL status, accelerate their language acquisition, and put them on the path to AVID and college.

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1 AVID Excel Goal To interrupt students’ path to long-term ELL status, accelerate their language acquisition, and put them on the path to AVID and college preparatory coursework

2 Criteria for selecting 6 th Grade Candidates for AVID Excel in 7 th Grade US Schools: 4 years or more (as of 6 th grade)—on the way to long-term ELL status English Language Proficiency Exam: Overall intermediate and early advanced ELA Standards Test: Below proficient (basic level) College Aspirations: Interested in going to college; desire to achieve ELA Courses: Usually scheduled for general ed. ELA courses (vs. ELD/ ESL/ESOL)

3 AVID’s ELCR Components: AVID Excel Supporting ELLs in Math & Supporting ELLs in Science Path Trainings ELL Write Path book & training Infusion of AVID into ELD courses Infusion of ELL strategies into the AVID curriculum

4 KEY FOCUS: Academic language building with AVID strategies for support AVID Excel is NOT: An “AVID for ELL students class” because: It is not part of AVID certification And the primary focus is LANGUAGE first

5 San Jacinto Unified School District’s AVID Excel Program History 6 Grade Students selected in March 2012 at both Middle Schools Program Started in the Summer of 2012 In one 7 th Grade class finished the school year. Difficulties at 1 site with staff and with the retention of students in the program. In one site has a 7 th grade class and the other has a 7 th and 8 th grade class.

6 San Jacinto Unified School District’s AVID Excel Program Data The current cohort of 8 th graders that were in AVID Excel during 7 th grade for one full year have shown the following growth: ELA-CST Average Scores = 33.3% were at 350 or higher ELA-CST Average Scores = 38.1% were at 350 or higher ELA-CST Average Scores = *57.2% were at 350 or higher * After 1 year in AVID Excel

7 San Jacinto Unified School District’s AVID Excel Program Data The current cohort of 8 th graders that were in AVID Excel during 7 th grade for one full year have shown the following growth: 6 th Grade Bench Mark Assessments Growth from BOY to Q3 during = 5.2% Growth (No AVID Excel) 7 th Grade Bench Mark Assessments Growth from BOY to Q3 during = 25% Growth (With AVID Excel)


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