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					Meeting date: March 11, 2008 Agenda item number: 4(a)

School Board Agenda Report Information

Title of agenda item: AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program Name and title of presenter(s): Ms. Barbara Knudsen, Director of Teaching & Learning Services

Background information: Scott Douglas, LSHS Principal, and Marne Berkvam, LNHS Interim Principal, will present the basic tenets of the AVID program, their recommendation to incorporate it at both high schools next year, their timeline for recruiting students, and an anticipated budget. The acronym represents Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a program to bring the student with a GPA of 2.0 to 3.5 into a college preparatory program with a series of supports. The intent is to have the program supported through integration funds. Due to incomplete information from the Minnesota Department of Education, the budget page will be added to the packet on Monday, March 10, 2008.

Action to be considered:

Will return for second reading / recommendation Approve recommendation as presented Report only, no action required Other:

Supporting documents to be included? (send electronically if possible)

Yes

No

PowerPoint, Video or CD to be used I will use the following: Powerpoint Presentation during presentation MUST available to Communications Department on the Video CD Friday before the meeting. Other

Advancement via Individual Determination

The Road to College: Rigor, Readiness, and Retention

The Mission of AVID
The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL students, and most especially low-income, underserved students who are in the middle: will succeed in rigorous curriculum; will complete a rigorous college preparatory path; will enter mainstream activities of the school; will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges; and will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society. AVID’s systemic approach is designed to support students and educators as they increase personal learning and performance.

What is AVID?
A structured, college preparatory system A direct support structure for first-generation college students, grades 4-12 A schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigor adopted by more than 3,000 middle schools and high schools in 43 states and 16 countries A professional development program providing training throughout the U.S.

AVID Student Selection
Looking for three things:
Ability • College Potential • Desire and Determination
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The AVID Student Profile
Students With Academic Potential Average to high test scores 2.0-3.5 GPA College potential with support Desire and determination Meets One or More of the Following Criteria First to attend college Historically underserved in four-year colleges Low income Special circumstances

AVID Program Essentials
1. AVID student selection 2. Voluntary participation 3. AVID elective class offered during the school day 4. Rigorous course and study 5. Writing and reading curriculum 6. Inquiry to promote critical reading

AVID Program Essentials (Continued)
7. Collaboration 8. Trained tutors 9. Data collection and analysis 10. District and school commitment 11. Active and interdisciplinary site team

A Sample Week in the AVID Elective
Daily Schedule

AVID Curriculum includes: Writing Curriculum College and Careers Strategies for Success

AVID Tutorials Include: Collaborative Study Groups Writing Groups Socratic Seminars

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.

Meeting the Challenge
To help all students do rigorous work and meet or exceed high standards in each content area we must help students:

Develop as readers and writers. Develop deep content knowledge. Know content specific strategies for reading, writing, thinking and talking. Develop habits, and behaviors to use knowledge and skills.

AVID: 27 Years of Success
Over 27 years, AVID has become one of the most successful college-preparatory programs ever for low-income, underserved students, and today reaches more than 250,000 students in more than 3,500 U.S. schools in 45 states, Canada, and 15 other countries.

Why AVID Works
Places AVID students in rigorous curriculum and gives them the support to achieve; Provides the explicit “hidden curriculum” of schools; Provides a team of students for positive peer identification; and Redefines teacher’s role as that of student advocate.

Ethnic Breakdown of AP Test-takers AVID vs. National
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 five times higher among AVID students than among U.S. students overall.

70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 11% 10% 0% Hispanic Black 11% 6% 57%

65%

AVID AP National AP 18% 14% 14%

White

Other

AVID Senior Data Collection. Study of 8318 AVID Seniors, [Electronic Database]/ (2005 - 2006). AVID Center, CA. Other = American-Indian/Alaska Native/Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander/or Other. The College Board AP Exam national Summary Report, [electronic Database]. (2005). N=449595. New York, New York

Completion of Four-Year College Entrance Requirements
AVID students complete university entrance requirements at a much higher rate than their non-AVID peers.
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 AVID National 36.0 89.3

AVID Senior Data Collection. Study of 8318 AVID Seniors, [Electronic Database]. (2005 - 2006). AVID Center, CA. Greene, J.P., Forster, G. "Public High School Graduation and College Readiness Rates in the U.S.“ Manhattan Institute, Education Working Paper 3. 2003.

AVID Graduates
98% plan to enroll in a college or university 67% plan to enroll in a four-year university 31% plan to enroll in a two-year college 84% of parents have less than a four-year college degree
Source: AVID Center Data Collection System, 2005-2006
Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole percent

Percent of Students Applying & Getting Accepted to Four-Year Colleges
One of the most impressive and consistent indicators of AVID's success is the rate at which it sends students to four-year colleges. 76% of 2005 AVID graduates were accepted to a four-year college.

88.0% 86.2% 86.0% 84.0% 82.0% 80.0% 78.0% 76.0% 74.0% 72.0% 70.0% Applied Accepted 76.4%

AVID Center: Senior Data Collection [Electronic Database]. (2005 - 2006). n=8318 AVID Seniors

AVID: Collaborative Support for the Success of Underserved Students
AVID Support Staff Colleges and Universities

Community

AVID Coordinator (AVID Elective Teacher)

Parents

Student
Tutors Subject Area Teachers
Administration

Counselors

AVID Program Implementation Essentials
1. AVID student selection focuses on students in the middle (2.0 to 3.5 G.P.A. as one indicator) with academic potential, who would benefit from AVID support to improve their academic record and begin college preparation. AVID program participants, both students and staff, choose to participate. The school must be committed to full implementation of the AVID program, with the AVID year-long elective class available within the regular academic school day. AVID students are enrolled in a rigorous course of study that will enable them to meet requirements for university enrollment.

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AVID Program Implementation Essentials
(continued) 5. A strong, relevant writing and reading curriculum provides the basis for instruction in the AVID elective class. Inquiry is used as a basis for instruction in the AVID classroom. Collaboration is used as a basis for instruction in the AVID classroom. A sufficient number of tutors are available in the AVID class to facilitate student access to rigorous curriculum.

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AVID Program Implementation Essentials
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9. AVID program implementation and student progress are monitored through the AVID Data System, and results are analyzed to ensure success.

10. The district has identified resources for program costs, has agreed to implement AVID Program Implementation Essentials and to participate in AVID Certification. It has committed to ongoing participation in AVID staff development. 11. An active interdisciplinary site team collaborates on issues of students access to and success in rigorous college preparatory courses.

Features of Successful AVID Programs
School Site Leadership Skilled and Committed Teachers Effective Site Teams Access to Quality Professional Development • Access to Effective Tutors • Adequate Funding • Support Beyond the School Site
Guthrie & David, Strategies for Dissemination, 1994

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Spring 2008 Timeline
March – Teacher awareness and recruitment April –
Identify Middle School students Small group student meetings Parent meetings at Middle Schools Determine AVID student rosters

Spring 2008 Timeline
May –
Adjust student schedules

June –
Site teams from LNHS and LSHS attend AVID training

July and August –
Curriculum development AVID family contact

Advancement via Individual Determination

Questions?

Lakeville Area Public Schools
Department of Teaching and Learning Services
Barbara Knudsen, Director 952-232-2018 bwknudsen@isd194.k12.mn.us 952-232-2019 …focusing on curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development to increase student achievement To: School Board From: Barbara Knudsen Director of Teaching and Learning Services Re: Projected Costs for Year 1 of AVID Date: March 11, 2008 Attached are the individual site costs as provided by AVID. Travel and lodging for the summer institute varies dependent on location. Integration revenue will cover the total costs of this project. Tutoring costs will depend on the type of agreement with the college. Maximum cost is identified as noted by other Minnesota AVID districts. Year 1: INDIVIDUAL SITE COSTS AVID Membership Fee ~ $2,890 Yearly site fee provides use of AVID logo, ongoing consulting, AVID Newsletter and other publications, licensing for reproduction of student Worksheets, site certification, comparative data collection and analysis, And access to website. AVID Summer Institute Staff development for eight members, including administrator, counselor, lead teacher, and subject area teachers who comprise the site team AVID Libraries Tutor Cost Based on four tutors for one AVID elective class of 30 students. (Cost is contingent on the type of college agreement. Cost may vary from zero cost to cost for just mileage to cost for hourly payment: $10 hour x 3 hours/week X36 weeks X 4 tutors) Continuing Staff Development Substitute release for AVID coordinator to attend AVID workshops (6 days at $140 per day) Teacher Cost .2 FTE Teacher Cost ~ $5,005

~ $4,500 ~ $4,320

~

$840

~$12,000

Year 1: DISTRICT COSTS District Professional Service Fee for Year 1 Intensive training for director, AVID National and Divisional support, all Curriculum binders, CD’s, and supplemental materials AVID Estimated Costs Page 1 of 2 March 11, 2008

~ $9,000

Year 2: INDIVIDUAL SITE COSTS AVID Membership Fee: AVID Summer Institute Fee Only required to send AVID elective teacher. Cost estimates are based on sending full team of five members. Tutor Costs: Based on four tutors for two AVID elective classes of 30 students (Cost is contingent on the type of college agreement. Cost may vary from zero cost to cost for just mileage to cost for hourly payment: $10 hour x 3 hours/week X36 weeks X 4 tutors) Continuing Staff Development Substitute release for AVID coordinator to attend AVID workshops (6 days at $140 per day) Teacher Cost .2 FTE Teacher Cost for each AVID elective class: 2 classes Year 2: DISTRICT COSTS District Professional Service Fee for Year 2 Intensive training for director, AVID National and Divisional support, all curriculum binders, CD’s, and supplemental materials Year 3: SITE COSTS AVID District Professional Service Fee Year 2 AVID Summer Institute 2010: Only required to send AVID elective teacher. Cost estimates are based on sending full team of five members. Tutor Costs: (Cost is contingent on the type of college agreement. Cost may vary from zero cost to cost for just mileage to cost for hourly payment: $10 hour x 3 hours/week X36 weeks X 4 tutors) Continuing Staff Development: Teacher Cost .2 FTE Teacher Cost for each AVID Elective Class: 3 Classes ~ $2,975 ~ $2,940

~ $8,640

~$ 840

~$24,000

~ $6,000

~ $3, 065 ~ $3,050

~$12, 960

~$ 840 ~$36,000

Totals Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Individual Site Costs ~$29,515* ~$31,405* ~$55,195* District Costs ~$9,000 ~$6,000 ~$0

*Contingent on college agreement for tutoring costs

AVID Estimated Costs Page 2 of 2 March 11, 2008


				
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