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AVID Program Implementation Essentials

In order to recognize AVID sites in an annual basis after the implementation year, and to ensure program integrity and implementation of AVID Program Implementation Essentials, an annual certification process was developed in the fall of 1996 by the AVID Center in San Diego. To use the AVID trade name, trademark, and logo, each school must agree to annual participation in the certification process and must be recognized as an Affiliate, Certified, or Distinguished AVID School.

  1. AVID student selection must focus on students in the middle, with academic potential, who would benefit from AVID support to improve their academic record and begin college preparation.
             Supporting documents:
             A. AVID Student Questionaire
             B. Student_Recruitment_Survey
             C. AVID day
             D. Teacher recommendation
      2. AVID program participants, both students and staff, must choose to participate in the AVID program.
           Supporting documents:
          A.AVID Student Questionaire
          B. Student_Recruitment_Survey
          D. Recruitment rubric
          E. Dear_Prospective_teacher[1]
     3. The school must be committed to full implementation of the AVID Program, with students enrolled in the AVID year-long elective class(es) available within the regular academic school day.
         Supporting documents:
        B. Dear_Kofa_High_Community[1]
    4. AVID students must be enrolled in a rigorous course of study that will enable them to meet requirements for university enrollment.
        Supporting documents:
   5. A strong, relevant writing and reading curriculum provide a basis for instruction in the AVID classroom.
       Supporting documents:
       A. avid lesson104
       B. AVID lesson
       C. AVID lesson 1012
       D.syllabus_avid (1)
       E. Critical Reading
       G.
   6. Inquiry is used as a basis for instruction in the AVID classroom to promote critical thinking.
      Supporting documents:
      A. AVID lesson
      B. AVID lesson 1012
  7.Collaboration is used as a basis for instruction in the AVID classroom.
      Supporting documents:
      A. AVIDlessonplan1
      B. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgq5Z_Gpg98 Collaboration with the whole campus
  8.A sufficient number of tutors must be available in AVID elective class(es) to facilitate student access to rigorous curriculum. Tutors should be students from colleges and     universities and they must be trained to implement the methodologies used in AVID
     Supporting documents:
9. AVID program implementation and student progress must be monitored through AVID Center Data System, and results must be analyzed to ensure success.
    Supporting documents:
            A. site team plan 2011-12
            B. AVIDremoval procedures
            C. TentativeCalendar-Agenda[1]
             D. KofaAVID SiteTeamCalendar_2012-2013
10. The school or district has identified resources for program costs, has agreed to implement all AVID Implementation Essentials and to participate in AVID Certification. It has committed to ongoing participation in AVID staff development.
    Supporting documents:
          A.site team plan 2011-12
11.An active interdisciplinary AVID site team collaborates on issues of student access to and success in rigorous college preparatory courses.
     Supporting documents:

***Information copied from: http://www.regionvavid.org/default.aspx?_c=About_Essentials&sm=b_d

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