This study examines the impact of the AVID model being implemented in ten high schools in five Texas districts, over a 4-year period. Each school and district was matched on student demographic variables, student enrollment patterns and accountability ratings. The study found that AVID schools and districts: 1) had a greater increase in accountability ratings after at least 2 years of implementation, 2) showed increases in advanced course enrollment whereas non-AVID schools showed a decrease in enrollment, 3) had a higher increase in the number of Advanced Placement (AP)/ International Baccalaureate (IB) test takers, and 4) showed an increase in graduation/completion rates whereas the rates at non-AVID schools declined. In addition, both groups had an increase in the number of students graduating with the recommended or distinguished graduation plan.
Schoolwide Impact and AVID: How Have Selected Texas High Schools Addressed the New Accountability Measures?
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk