AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

AHE Research

Networks for Success: Preparing Mexican American AVID College Students for Credentials, Completion, and the Workforce

This qualitative study examines how Mexican American students participating in an AVID for Higher Education course perceived their preparation for the workforce and efficacy of completing a college credential.

Annotated Bibliography

Selected annotated bibliography for first-year experience and learning communities. Entries have been taken from Koch's The First-Year Experience in American Higher Education: An Annotated Bibliography.

Crossing the Finish Line

Review prepared by Harriet Howell Custer, Ph.D., which includes primary findings and challenges from the study.


Results of the AHE Student Success

Compilation of the qualitative and some quantitative results that AHE colleges have shared from 2010 to the current academic year.



Adelman Research

Findings from The Toolbox Revisited

Adelman's findings.


The Toolbox Revisited

Adelman's The Toolbox Revisited article.



Conley Research

College Knowledge review by Harriet Howell Custer, Ph.D.

Review summarizing parts of the book, stating arguments, conclusions, and implications for practice.


Summary Comments from Conley

Summary of Conley's comments on College Knowledge in 2005.



Cuseo Research

AHE Essentials Research Support

AVID assists postsecondary professionals in analyzing existing student support initiatives and data, identifying barriers and needs, and establishing student learning outcomes and assessments. When implemented with fidelity, AVID has the potential to impact the behaviors and expectations of postsecondary students, faculty, and administrators through thoughtful and ongoing faculty development and professional learning.

AHE Seven Principles of Success

Seven Principles of Success are explicitly defined and support by scholarly citations point to their positive impact on student success and illustrated with specific AVID strategies that put the principles into practice.

AHE Significant Six Features

AVID for Higher Education (AHE) is a holistic, integrated college-success system designed for students with the determination to succeed and for campuses committed to their success. AHE is predicated on the proposition that college students with the will to succeed will succeed - if they are challenged and given the academic and psychosocial support needed to meet that challenge.

Closing the Gaps

Manuscript synthesizing research pointing to the urgent need to increase current college completion rates in America for underrepresented students and demonstrates how AHE has the potential to address these gaps.

Faculty Involvement Student Success

Article focusing on strategies targeted at faculty to promote change or buy-in with respect to student success programs and initiatives.



MSDF Grant Reports and Findings

AVID College Completion Project Year 1 Evaluation Report (2014-2015)

Complete Year 1 (2014-2015) report by Gibson Consulting.


AVID College Completion Project Year 2 Evaluation Report (2015-2016)

Complete Year 2 (2015-2016) report by Gibson Consulting.



WICOR Review of Literature

AHE Socratic Tutorial Training Review of Literature

Review of Literature. Prepared for AVID for Higher Education by Harriet Howell Custer, Ph.D.


AVID and Online Learning Review of Literature

Research brief prepared for AVID for Higher Education by Mary Elizabeth Parra, MBA.


Collaborative Learning Review of Literature

Research brief prepared for AVID for Higher Education by Harriet Howell Custer, Ph.D.


Cornell Notes Review of Literature

Research brief prepared for AVID for Higher Education by Harriet Howell Custer, Ph.D.


Inquiry-Based Teaching Review of Literature

Research brief prepared for AVID for Higher Education by Harriet Howell Custer, Ph.D.


Organization Review of Literature

Research brief prepared for AVID for Higher Education by Harriet Howell Custer, Ph.D.


Socratic Seminar Review of Literature

Research brief prepared for AVID for Higher Education by Harriet Howell Custer, Ph.D.


The AVID Student Center Review of Literature

Research brief prepared for AVID for Higher Education by Harriet Howell Custer, Ph.D.


Vocabulary Acquisition Toolbox Review of Literature

Research on a variety of vocabulary acquisition strategies reviewed. A few WICOR strategies are highlighted in this research review.


WICOR Summary Review of Literature

AVID's proven learning support structure for middle and high school - and enhanced for higher education - is known as WICOR , which incorporates teaching/learning methodologies in the following critical areas: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration , Organization, and Reading to Learn.

Writing and Reading Review of Literature

Prepared for AVID for Higher Education by Harriet Howell Custer, Ph.D.