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Advancement Via Individual Determination

College Readiness for All Students

National Talent Dividend Meeting


April 7, 2014 Los Angeles, CA

AVID Center Presenters: Laura Piening, Director of Development Carmen Serret-Lopez, Program Manager, California Division

Today you will learn about:


The AVID College Readiness System How AVID closes the achievement gap AVIDs work with community partners to ensure college readiness & success

What is AVID?

A schoolwide college readiness system Direct academic support for firstgeneration college students A structured approach to rigorous curriculum required for college access

Professional learning for educators

Where is AVID?
AVID impacts more than 700,000 students in 45 states and 16 other countries/U.S. territories

AVID Student Demographics


Serving students in 4,900 schools and 41 higher education institutions with demographics as follows: 50% Hispanic/Latino

21% White
18% Black/African American 11% Other 65.5% qualify for Federal free- or-reduced lunch
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The AVID College Readiness System


AVID for Higher Education

AVID
Elementary

AVID
Secondary

AVIDs mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
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The AVID College Readiness System


AVID Elementary
Embedded strategies in multi-subject, non-elective classrooms across all grades K-6

AVID Secondary
AVID Elective: year-long elective offered on secondary sites AVID Schoolwide: strategies across all classrooms

AVID for Higher Education


Working with institutions of higher education to support students in increasing academic success, persistence, and completion.
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Schoolwide AVID

AVID is schoolwide when a strong AVID system transforms the

Leadership
Systems

Instruction Culture

of a school or postsecondary institution ensuring college readiness and success for ALL students.
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Share about Your Community

What systems are in place in your city to promote college readiness & success?

What is in place to provide academic and social supports similar to the AVID system? What do you think is needed in your city?
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How AVID works

Accelerates under-achieving students, who have potential, into more rigorous courses Teaches academic and social skills not targeted in other classes Provides intensive support with in-class tutors and a strong student/teacher relationship

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Creates a positive peer group for students


Develops a sense of hope and personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

AVID prepares students to

Develop as readers and writers

Develop deep content knowledge Know content specific strategies for reading, writing, thinking, and speaking
Develop habits, skills, and behaviors to use knowledge and skills

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AVID closes the achievement gap


2013 AVID seniors completing four-year college entrance requirements
AVID U.S. 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

95%

94%

94%

84%

92%

93%

93%

93%

49% 39% 21% 25% 36%

22%

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

Black or African American

* Filipino

Hispanic or Latino

Other*

White (not Hispanic)

Overall

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AVID Center. AVID Senior Data Collection. (2012- 2013). Study of 34,229 AVID Seniors. Greene, J.P. and Forster, G. (2003). Public high school graduation and college readiness rates in the United States (Report No. 3). New York: Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. *Filipino and Other not classified by Greene and Forster (2003) National data represents the most current comprehensive data available

AVID students participate in AP


High school graduates who took at least one AP exam
AVID
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 2010 2011 2012 60% 28% 59% 30% 60% 32%

U.S.

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AVID Center. AVID Senior Data Collection. (2009-2013). The 9th annual AP report to the nation. (2013). Retrieved from http://apreport.collegeboard.org/download-press-center The 8th annual AP report to the nation. (2012). Retrieved from http://research.collegeboard.org/programs/ap/data/nation/2012

Persistence of AVID Students

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AVID N = 22,048, U.S. N = 1,141 *One-year and two-year persistence rates for 2010 national cohort not yet available AVID Center. (2014). AVID senior data collection [Electronic database]. National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, Herdon, VA Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2010). Basic monthly CPS: Oct 2010 [Data file]. Retrieved from http://thedataweb.rm.census.gov/ftp/cps_ftp.html

AVID is transformational
AVID transforms individuals:
teachers, administrators, and students.

AVID transforms campuses:


leadership, systems, instruction, and culture.

AVID transforms communities:


One student, impacted by AVID, can create a positive ripple effect throughout their family and community impacting college readiness for all.

AVID Builds Community


True K-16 system aligning instructional methodologies and student success practices Structured to engage community with a variety of supports, activities, and outreach opportunities Stakeholders include: students, parents, teachers, administrators, business leaders and employees, and public officials. 17

Reflection
Write down the specific stakeholders in your city who could be engaged in supporting college completion. Note names, positions, and organizations. Note how they might help. Then share with another participant sitting near you.
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AVID begins in Montebello, California


District started AVID at one high school and its two feeder schools in 1998. Nine of ten secondary schools had AVID in 2001. AVID Elementary started in schools in 2007. All schools in the district had AVID by 2013. Bell Gardens HS currently serves over 572 students which represents roughly 18 %.
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AVID System in Montebello Today


2,065 AVID elective students = 12%

120 + Educators trained annually


3 AVID High Schools

6 AVID Intermediate Schools


1 AVID K-8 School

18 AVID Elementary Schools


1 National AVID Demonstration Schools
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Keys to Building AVID in Montebello


District vision to start AVID was critical.

A Board Member attended AVID National Conference in first years of implementation.


District developed an infrastructure to support AVID district-wide. Parents were engaged to support AVID schools.

District-wide leadership training in first years set the foundation.


AVID Alumni were recruited as AVID tutors.
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AVID in Wichita, Kansas


Decision to adopt the AVID in 2001 Started in North High School with 30 students in the first AVID Elective class.

Quickly embedded program via a strong interdisciplinary AVID site team of seven
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AVID System in Wichita Today:


1,822 AVID elective students =8.8%

400 + Educators trained annually


7 AVID High Schools

14 AVID Middle Schools


14 AVID Elementary Schools

1 AVID Institution of Higher Education


3 National AVID Demonstration Schools
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Keys to Building AVID in Wichita

Corporate support from Cargill


Funding and opportunity for employee volunteers

AVID District Director presented to company and maintained contact including visits with students and in classes

Board of Education support


Brought AVID students to Board meeting
Made the connection with children and success


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Fully engaged district leaders and school administrators Built the system from Elementary through College Focused on quality implementations that demonstrated significant success Diversified and stable funding commitments

The Vital Role of Community Leaders


Community leaders can provide support in many ways, such as:

1. Advocating for consistency in district and school implementation of the AVID System to:

School and district leaders State legislature when education programming and funding bills are being considered

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The Vital Role of Community Leaders


2. Helping schools and teachers access :

Successful business people who can share their career path and mentor students

Foundations, corporations and high-net worth individuals eager to support local college completion with funding

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The Vital Role of Community Leaders


3. Make connections to:

Community organizations and colleges who can provide tutors to students Community, business and postsecondary education leaders willing to sponsor student tours of their facilities Organizations willing to provide scholarships to students

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Contact AVID Center Directly:


Laura Piening
Director of Development Direct: 858.380.4776 E-mail: lpiening@avidcenter.org

AVID Center 9246 Lightwave Avenue, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92123 Website: www.avid.org