AVID: Results of a Six Year Study in Preparing ALL Students for Post-Secondary Success
College readiness and career readiness can be challenging for all districts most especially those of poverty. From the beginning 37 years ago AVID’s mission was to ensure student access to rigorous courses and fulfilling their academic potential. Accelerated student learning, research-based effective instruction, and meaningful professional development are the underpinnings of the AVID College Readiness System; leading to transforming beliefs and attitudes about college readiness for ALL students. Highlighted in this session are independent research results from a six year study of AVID’s impact on college readiness school wide as well as on the AVID elective student cohorts. Persistence data from the National Clearinghouse for AVID students will also be presented. The presenters will share how this data can be replicated other schools.
Susan Bergman has been the AVID State Director for ten years and has supported over three hundred and fifty AVID sites across the state including many Title 1 schools. Prior to that served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Mount Vernon (WA) School District where she also served as AVID District Director and managed Entitlement grants.
Barbara has been the grant supervisor for the College Spark College Readiness Initiative grant for the past six years. She has been instrumental in supporting schools in the grant including reviewing the research data, informing stakeholders of the progress of students and sites across the state. She also monitors and administers the AP fee reduction program which many Title high schools participate in as have all the AVID College Readiness Initiative sites.