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 Population
- Percent of Students Applying to and Getting Accepted to Four-Year Colleges
- Ethnic Breakdown of AP Test Takers AVID vs. National
- Eighth Graders Taking Algebra
- Completion of Four-Year College Entrance Requirements
Most AVID students are underrepresented minorities - 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 2011-2012.
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 2011-2012. n = 33,204
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 Senior Data Collection 2011-2012
The 8th Annual AP Report to the Nation, Feb 2012, College Board
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 2011-2012, 8th graders enrolled in AVID, n = 70,071
COMPARATOR: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, 2007 http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2010/2010016.pdf
AVID students complete university entrance requirements at a much higher rate than their non-AVID peers.
AVID Senior Data Collection 2011-2012, AVID CA n = 16553; AVID TX n = 5211; AVID FL n = 1806; AVID IL n = 1421; AVID AZ n = 887
COMPARATOR: 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
AVID Center. AVID Senior Data Collection. Study of 33,204 AVID Seniors, [Electronic Database]. (2011 - 2012).
Manhattan Institute, Education Working Paper 3. 2003. Greene, J.P., Forster, G. "Public High School Graduation and College Readiness Rates in the U.S."
*(Filipino and Other not classified in Manhattan Institute study.)
National data represents the most current comprehensive data available.