Presentation on theme: "Advancement Via Individual Determination"— Presentation transcript:
1 Advancement Via Individual Determination Information Session
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 K-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 support structure for typically low-income, underserved studentsFor elementary through postsecondary grade levelsProfessional 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 ACRSElementarySecondaryHigher EducationPacket Page 5AVID’s MissionAVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and successin a global society.
7 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
8 Demographics: AVID seniors Parent’s Highest Level of Education69% qualify for free andreduced-price lunch
9 The AVID Elective student profile Has academic potentialAverage to high test scoresGPACollege potential with supportDesire and determination
10 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:
11 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?
12 The 11 Essentials Inquiry to promote critical thinking Collaboration as a basis of instructionTrained tutorsData collection and analysisDistrict and school commitmentActive, interdisciplinary site team
13 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
14 Why Rigor?Rigorous curriculum is a greater factor in determining college graduation rates than class standing, standardized test scores, or grade point average.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.
15 W I C O R INQUIRY READING COLLABORATION WRITING ORGANIZATION Cornell Note-TakingLearning LogsQuickwrites and ReflectionsPeer EvaluationAuthentic WritingINQUIRYSkilled Questioning TechniquesCosta’s Levels of ThinkingSocratic SeminarsTutorialsQuestions that Guide ResearchREADINGDeep Reading StrategiesNote-TakingVocabulary BuildingSummarizingCOLLABORATIONSocratic SeminarsPhilosophical ChairsGroup Activities and ProjectsPeer Editing GroupsService Learning ProjectsORGANIZATIONBinders and organizational toolsCalendars, planners, and agendasGraphic organizersA focused note-taking systemWICOR Choice PartnersCommunity Building: Stage 2 activity; moderate risk, moderate comfortNote: There is a complete explanation of the O in WICOR in the Appendix.Talking Points: Stage 2 engages students in conversations that feel safe and comfortable. These activities are moderate risk and allow paired students to get to know each other without having to do too much personal sharing. Your AVID backpack is incomplete without community!Ask: “Before break, what did we do to begin building community?”Say: “This is an intentional process in our classes. There are 4 stages of building community that we will address throughout our three days together. Pay attention to how we build community —we will do so intentionally. Now, we will continue with Stage 2: pair/share activities that allow students to find similarities with one another.”Say: “WICOR is one of the foundations of the AVID College Readiness System.” Using the WICOR slide, explain briefly what each letter stands for and where they show up in the AVID curriculum. For example: O stands for organization and we work on that daily through the use of a Binder and a planner.
16 Ethnic breakdown of AP® test-takers The rate of students by ethnic group taking AP exams among AVID students compared to 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
17 Completing college-entrance requirements AVID students complete four-year college entrance requirements at a rate at least two times higher thanthe national rate.AZ = 88%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
18 American Indian or Alaskan Native Black or African American Senior College ReadinessAmerican Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlack or African AmericanFilipinoHispanic or LatinoOtherWhite (Not Hispanic)OverallSince 1990, more than 110,000 AVID students have graduated from high school and planned to attend college.
19 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
20 Francis PayneAVID District Director for MCPS(571)Kimberly SchellAssistant AVID District Director(571)