2 AVID’s missionAVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
3 What is AVID?A structured college preparatory system working directly with schools and districtsA direct support structure for first- generation college goers, grades 4-16A schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigorTHIS SEEMS TO FALL INTO THE CATEGORY OF WHAT WE DO ((vs. what we ARE): A professional development program providing training throughout the world
4 What is AVID? A non-profit, college readiness system A support structure for typically low-income, underserved studentsFor elementary through postsecondary grade levelsA schoolwide approach to rigorous curriculumProfessional development for educatorsAdopted by approximately 4,800 schools in 48 states and 16 countries/territories, reaching more than 425,000 studentsMore than 30 years, AVID has become one of the most successful college- preparatory programs for low-income, underserved studentsA direct support structure for first- generation college goers, grades 4-12A schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigor adopted by approximatelyA professional development program providing training throughout the U.S.
5 Where in the world is AVID? [FROM SLIDE 3]: adopted by more than 4,800 schools in 48 states and 16 countries*Numbers as of 10/1/11
6 The AVID College Readiness System ACRSElementarySecondaryPostsecondaryAVID’s MissionAVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and successin a global society.
7 The AVID Elective student profile Has academic potentialAverage to high test scoresGPACollege potential with supportDesire and determination
8 The AVID Elective student profile Meets one or more of the following criteria:First to attend collegeHistorically underserved in four-year collegesLow incomeSpecial circumstancesMeets one or more of the following criteria:
9 The 11 Essentials AVID student selection Voluntary participation AVID elective class offered during the school dayRigorous course of studyStrong, relevant writing and reading curriculumWhat is necessary for successful implementation?
10 The 11 Essentials Inquiry to promote critical thinking Collaboration as a basis of instructionTrained tutorsData collection and analysisDistrict and school commitmentActive, interdisciplinary site team
11 WICOR Writing Writing process (prewrite to final draft) Respond, reviseEdit, final draftCornell notesQuickwritesLearning logs, journalsCornell Notes for class lectures and for textbook
13 WICOR Collaboration Group projects Response/edit/revision groups Collaboration activitiesTutorialsStudy groupsJigsaw activitiesRead-arounds
14 WICOR Organization Tools Methods Binders Calendars, planners, agendas Graphic organizersMethodsFocused note-taking systemTutorials, study groupsProject planning, SMART goalsOrganization is:Managing materials and practicing methodical study habitsPlanning and prioritizing school, work, and social tasksEngaging in mental preparation and goal-settingStrategically and intentionally taking responsibility for one’s own learningStudents who organize:1. Develop and use processes, procedures and tools to study effectively.2. Manage their time through prioritizing and goal-setting3. Are prepared for courses, participate during instruction and interact with instructors4. Self-direct, self-evaluate, self-monitor, self-advocate
15 WICORReadingSQ5R (Survey, Question, Read, Record, Recite, Review, Reflect)KWL (What I Know; What to Learn; Learned)Reciprocal teaching“Think-alouds”Text structureCritical reading
16 A sample week in the AVID Elective Daily or Block ScheduleMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridayAVID CurriculumTutorialsBinder EvaluationField TripsMedia CenterSpeakersMotivational Activities(within block)Combination for Block ScheduleCombination forblock scheduleCurriculum:WritingCollege and CareersStrategies for SuccessCritical ReadingTutorials:Collaborative Study GroupsWriting GroupsSocratic Seminars
17 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.Taking rigorous courses opens doors!Source: Teaching What Matters Most; Standards and Strategies for Raising Student Achievement, by Strong, Silver and Perini, ASCD, 2001.
18 Meeting the challenge Develop as readers and writers Develop deep content knowledgeKnow content specific strategies for reading, writing, thinking, and talkingDevelop habits, skills, and behaviors to use knowledge and skillsTo help all students do rigorous work and meet or exceed high standards in each content area, we must help students:
19 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.AVID also has students in 24 postsecondary institutions.Since 1990, more than 110,000 AVID students have graduated from high school and planned to attend college.
20 Why does AVID work?Places AVID students in rigorous curriculum and gives them the support to achieveProvides the explicit “hidden curriculum” of schoolsProvides a team of students for positive peer identificationRedefines the teacher’s role as that of student advocate
21 AVID Graduates 91.3 percent plan to enroll in a college or university 58.3 percent plan to enroll in a four-year university33.0 percent to enroll in a two-year collegeSource: AVID Center Senior Data Collection System,Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole percent
22 Ethnic breakdown of AP® test-takers The rate of Latinos taking AP exams is over four times higher among AVID students than among U.S. students overall.Opening access to Advanced Placement courses for all students, regardless of ethnicity or economic background, is essential to leveling the academic playing field. AVID students, who take many AP tests every year, show greater ethnic diversity than AP test-takers do overall. The proportion of Latinos taking AP exams is over four times higher among AVID students than among U.S. students overall. [IS THIS SUPPOSED TO SAY “FOUR TIMES GREATER THAN OTHER LATINOS OVERALL”? IF SO, I HAVE THE ARROW POINTED TO THE WRONG NUMBER AND THE STAT IS INCORRECT.]ALSO, I’VE MOVED THE DETAILED SOURCE INFORMATION OFF THE SLIDES AND PUT IT INTO THE NOTES, LIKE SO:AVID Senior Data Collection , AVID Seniors Taking an AP Course, n = 26,407COMPARATOR: College Board AP Exams National Summary Report
23 Completing college-entrance requirements AVID students complete four-year college entrance requirements at a rate at least two times higher thanthe national rate.AVID Senior Data Collection , AVID CA n = 15522; AVID TX n = 3923; AVID NC n = 709; AVID IL n = 1307; AVID FL n = 1117COMPARATOR: U.S. Overall: The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Center for Civic Innovation, Education Working Paper No. 8 February 2005, Jay P. Greene and Marcus A. Winters
24 AVID closes the achievement gap All racial groups complete four-year college entrance requirements at a rate of 84% or higherAVID Center. AVID Senior Data Collection. Study of 27,891 AVID Seniors, [Electronic Database]. ( ).Manhattan Institute, Education Working Paper Greene, J.P., Forster, G. "Public High School Graduation and College Readiness Rates in the U.S.”*(Filipino and Other not classified in Manhattan Institute study.)National data represents the most current comprehensive data available
25 Almost 3 out of 4 AVID graduates were accepted to a four-year college. Getting accepted to 4-year collegesAlmost 3 out of 4 AVID graduates were accepted to a four-year college.One of the most impressive and consistent indicators of AVID's success is the rate at which it sends students to four-year colleges. Seventy-four percent of 2009 AVID graduates were accepted to a four-year college.AVID Senior Data Collection, All Seniors , n = 27,783
26 Eighth graders taking algebra The number of AVID 8th graders enrolled in Algebra is almost 50% higher than the national average.AVID General Data Collection , 8th graders erolled in AVID, n = 65,835COMPARATOR: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, 2007