Data & Results

Education programs sometimes suffer from being warm and fuzzy, full of good intentions but without hard data to support their claims. By contrast, AVID is a proven, data-driven program with decades of measurable results.

Following is a sampling of AVID's key data points:



Ethnic Breakdown of AVID Student PopulationEthnic Breakdown of AVID Senior Population

Most AVID students are underserved - Latinos and African Americans - who may lack a college-going tradition in their family and whose success is critical to closing the achievement gap.

AVID General Data Collection 2012-2013.




Percent of Students Applying to and Getting Accepted to Four-Year CollegesPercent of Students Applying to and 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.

AVID Senior Data Collection 2012-2013. n = 33,229





Ethnic Breakdown of AP Test Takers AVID vs. NationalEthnic 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 almost five times higher among AVID students than among U.S. students overall.

AVID Center. AVID Senior Data Collection. (2012-2013). Study of 33,219 AVID seniors. The 9th annual AP report to the nation. (2013). Retrieved from http://apreport.collegeboard.org/download-press-center


Eighth Graders Taking AlgebraEighth Graders Taking Algebra

Students who take algebra in eighth grade are prepared for more advanced coursework in math and science once they reach high school. They are also more likely to attend and graduate from college than eighth-graders who do not take algebra. AVID encourages its junior high students to pursue college-preparatory coursework such as algebra, and they complete it at an impressive rate.

AVID General Data Collection 2012-2013, 8th graders enrolled in AVID, n = 73,574

COMPARATOR: National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress. (2012). Mathematics 2011: National assessment of educational progress at grades 4 and 8 (NCES Publication No. 2012-458). Retrieved from http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/main2011/2012458.asp


Completion of Four-Year College Entrance RequirementsCompletion of Four-Year College Entrance Requirements

AVID students complete university entrance requirements at a much higher rate than their non-AVID peers.

AVID Senior Data Collection. Study of 34,229 AVID seniors (2012- 2013).

COMPARATOR: 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. 

Completion of Four-Year College Entrance RequirementsAVID 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.