ERIC Number: ED553332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
Can We Create a "Gold Standard of Education" for Our Children through the "Advancement via Independent Determination (AVID) Program"?
Online Submission, Ed.D. Dissertation, Argosy University
We need to come together as a team and become one system of total quality improvement regarding the education of our nation's children. In order to achieve a gold standard in the education of our nation's children, leadership has to be willing to go against the status quo and build bridges for long-term sustainable change. In order to survive, organizations must create smart new strategies and strategic initiatives and implement them in ways that drive change fast enough, with sustainable results. Student achievement is the number one criteria under which schools are judged. Mathematical capability in the 21st century is the key determinant to productivity concerns. Proven improvement, continuous quality improvement (CQI) through the Advancement via independent determination (AVID) program could be the beginning of creating a "gold standard of education" for all children. Schools and communities should know if educational programs are providing results. This paper explores whether or not the implemented change program, AVID, successfully improved student's academic achievements in the public school system. The research will focus specifically on student's scores in mathematics. The research question is whether or not there is a statistically significant difference in the ACT mathematical scores between AVID elective 11th graders and non-AVID 11th graders. Current academic achievements in the public school system indicate the need for a collaborative approach between a traditional system and a change intervention. Appendices include: (1) AVID Secondary Certification Facts; (2) AVID Certification Report and Self Study Continuum; and (3) The Joy of Learning.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Public Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Scores, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Significance, High School Students, Critical Thinking, Charter Schools, Measures (Individuals), Validity, Problem Solving, Educational History, College Preparation, College Entrance Examinations, Remedial Mathematics, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Ability Grouping, Educational Quality, Predictor Variables, Instructional Leadership, Student Motivation, Inquiry, Educational Change, Sustainability
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 11; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment