How AVID levels the playing field, helping underserved students come out ahead In Question Everything, awardawinning education writer Jay Mathews presents the stories and winning strategies behind the Advancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID). With the goal of preparing students for the future whether that future includes college or not AVID teaches students the personal management skills that will help them survive and thrive. Focused on time management, presentation, and cooperation, the AVID program leads not only to impressive educational outcomes, but also to young adults prepared for life after school. This book tells the stories of AVID educators, students, and families to illustrate how and why the program works, and demonstrates how teachers can employ AVIDa²s strategies with their own students. Over the past thirty years, AVID has grown from a single teachera²s practice to an organization serving 400, 000 middlea and highaschool students in 47 states and 16 countries. Question Everything describes the ideas and strategies behind the upward trajectory of both the program and the students who take part. Learn which foundational skills are emphasized for future success Discover how AVID teaches personal management skills in the academic context Contrast AVID student outcomes with national averages Consider implementing AVID concepts and techniques into current curricula As college readiness becomes a top priority for the Federal Government, the Gates Foundation, and other influential organizations, AVIDa²s track record stands out as one of success. By leveling the playing field and introducing qrealaworldq realities early on, the program teaches students skills that help them in the workplace and beyond.The AP tests included not only multiple-choice questions but also several questions that required long written essays, also ... By contrast, high school finals were usually written by the teachers of the courses. ... AP exams and their grading rubrics were compared to those of introductory college final exams to make sure theyanbsp;...
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