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The AVID College Readiness System: A Discussion of Comprehensive Strategies for Student Success

06/21/2013 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM ET


Capitol Hill Forum


Washington, DC


Numerous studies have indicated that while most students aspire to attend college, less than half are academically qualified for postsecondary success and the rates for minority populations are significantly higher than their white peers.  In order to address this knowledge and skill gap, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) has developed the AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) which aims to accelerate student learning using research based methods of effective instruction.

This forum will provide a close look at the AVID College Readiness System and its implication across K-12 and higher education institutions.  Through an examination of this system, the panel will offer some thoughts on the role of federal policy in supporting and improving transitions through K-12 and into postsecondary education for all students. 

Presenters include Rob Gira, Executive Vice President, Quality, Research and Communication, AVID National Center; Dr. Michael Grego, Superintendent, Pinellas County School Board Dr. Peter Noonan, Superintendent, Fairfax City Public Schools; Derek Steele, AVID Program District Director, College Success Program, Fairfax County Public Schools; and Cindy Zavala, AVID Alumni, Junior, American University.

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