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1 AVID Advancement Via Individual Determination Information Session

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

3 3 Jenks Public Schools, inspired by a tradition of excellence, is committed to the shared responsibility of preparing all learners for productive, responsible citizenship in an ever-changing world. AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. Missions Toward a Common Goal

4 4 College Completion Rates Average student56% AVID students89% Reasons Given for Not Completing College Not being prepared for the rigors of academic work Juggling demands of study, work, family, etc. Cost Why AVID?

5 5  A structured college preparatory system working directly with schools and districts  A direct support structure for first- generation college goers, grades K-16  A schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigor What is AVID?

6 6  A non-profit, college readiness system  A support structure for students who have the potential to be successful in college but may lack some necessary skills  For elementary through postsecondary grade levels  A schoolwide approach to rigorous curriculum  Professional development for educators What is AVID?

7 7 Where in the world is AVID? *Numbers as of 10/1/11

8 8 Has academic potential Average to high test scores 2.0-3.5 GPA College potential with support Desire and determination The AVID Elective student profile

9 9 Meets one or more of the following criteria: First to attend college Historically underserved in four-year colleges Low income Special circumstances The AVID Elective student profile

10 10 1.AVID student selection 2.Voluntary participation 3.AVID elective class offered during the school day 4.Rigorous course of study 5.Strong, relevant writing and reading curriculum The 11 Essentials

11 11 6.Inquiry to promote critical thinking 7.Collaboration as a basis of instruction 8.Trained tutors 9.Data collection and analysis 10.District and school commitment 11.Active, interdisciplinary site team The 11 Essentials

12 12 WICOR Writing Writing process (prewrite to final draft) Respond, revise Edit, final draft Cornell Notes Quickwrites Learning logs, journals

13 13 Inquiry Skilled questioning Socratic Seminars Quickwrites/discussions Critical-thinking activities Writing questions Open-minded activities WICOR

14 14 Collaboration Group projects Response/edit/revision groups Collaboration activities Tutorials Study groups Jigsaw activities Read-arounds WICOR

15 15 Tools  Binders  Calendars, planners, agendas  Graphic organizers Methods  Focused note-taking system  Tutorials, study groups  Project planning, SMART goals WICOR Organization

16 16 Reading SQ5R (Survey, Question, Read, Record, Recite, Review, Reflect) KWL (What I Know; What to Learn; Learned) Reciprocal teaching “Think-alouds” Text structure Critical reading WICOR

17 17 A sample week in the AVID Elective Daily or Block Schedule Curriculum: Writing College and Careers Strategies for Success Critical Reading Tutorials: Collaborative Study Groups Writing Groups Socratic Seminars MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday AVID Curriculum TutorialsAVID Curriculum TutorialsBinder Evaluation Field Trips Media Center Speakers Motivational Activities (within block) Combination for Block Schedule Combination for block schedule

18 18  9 th GradeOrganization and Note-taking  10 th GradeAcademic Reading and Writing  11 th GradeCollege Entrance Exams (ex.: ACT)  12 th GradeCollege and Scholarship Applications NOTE: Last year’s senior class received $279,854 in scholarships! Four-Year Curriculum

19 19 What is academic rigor? Rigor is the goal of helping students develop the capacity to understand content that is complex, ambiguous, provocative, and personally or emotionally challenging. Source: Teaching What Matters Most; Standards and Strategies for Raising Student Achievement, by Strong, Silver and Perini, ASCD, 2001

20 20 Rigorous curriculum is a greater factor in determining college graduation rates than class standing, standardized test scores, or grade point average. Why Rigor? From: Answers in the Tool Box: Academic Intensity, Attendance Patterns, and Bachelor's Degree Attainment (1999) by Clifford Adelman, Senior Research Analyst, U.S. Dept. of Ed.

21 21 Meeting the challenge  Develop as readers and writers  Develop deep content knowledge  Know content specific strategies for reading, writing, thinking, and talking  Develop habits, skills, and behaviors to use knowledge and skills

22 22 More than 30 years of success In just over 30 years, AVID has become one of the most successful college-preparatory programs for low-income, underserved students, and today reaches more than 425,000 students in approximately 4,800 schools in 48 states and 16 other countries/territories. Since 1990, more than 110,000 AVID students have graduated from high school and planned to attend college.

23 23 Contact Information Judi ThornDistrict Director judi.thorn@jenksps.orgjudi.thorn@jenksps.org918-299-4411, ext. 2351 Shelli TempleSite Coordinator shelli.temple@jenksps.orgshelli.temple@jenksps.org918-299-4411, ext. 3110

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