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ERIC Number: ED564366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 57
Abstractor: As Provided
Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID): WCPSS Program Evaluation. E&R Report No. 08.07
Lougee, Aimee; Baenen, Nancy
Wake County Public School System
This evaluation examined the implementation and effectiveness of the AVID program in middle schools throughout the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). Survey results and school visits revealed considerable inconsistencies in implementation across schools. Specifically, selection criteria were not consistently understood and applied, all staff members implementing the program were not able to attend AVID training, and some schools emphasized enrollment in Algebra I in eighth grade more than others as a desired outcome of AVID participation. Attrition from the program was high, with 38% of those enrolled in grade 6 in 2005-06 continuing with the program through grade 8 in 2007-08. The stated goal of having all AVID students enroll in Algebra I by grade 8 was not met, although a higher percentage of AVID students in grade 8 enrolled in Algebra I than was true systemwide (50% vs. 28%). The following appendices are included: (1) Review of Relevant Literature; (2) Survey Taken by AVID Coordinators; and (3) Survey Taken by AVID Elective Class Teachers.
Wake County Public School System. 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518. Tel: 919-431-7215; Fax: 919-431-7193; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), Evaluation and Research Department
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina