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  1. Race to the TopOhio Department of Education Innovative Programs Grant Application Granger B. Ward & Rosemary Ellis AVID Center www.AVID.org

  2. Presenters Granger B. Ward Executive Vice President Rosemary Ellis Director, Central Division Lee Felts Program Manager Central Division

  3. AGENDA • Welcome • Innovative Programs Application • Questions & Answers • Next Steps

  4. Section A – 1. General School Information Complete questions a) through h) with your school’s information. • AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. PLEASE NOTE: In you enter into a collaboration with another LEA, please mark with an * who the FISCAL AGENT will be if selected for one of the competitive grants.

  5. Section A – 1. General School Information Names and titles of individuals who participated in the March 10th Innovation Symposium : • Don’t forget to complete this question. • Your application may lose points if this information is not included.

  6. 2. School Profile – Student Information Complete table with your information. • The AVID College Readiness System is designed to work effectively in schools and with students achieving at all levels. • With a 30-year proven record of student success, AVID currently serves: • 400,000 students in • 4,500 schools in • 47 states and 16 countries/territories. • See AVID Fact Sheet for more information. • .

  7. Section B – Innovative Programs • Please check circle(s) next to the specific Innovative Program(s) for which you are applying. Prioritize your preference order to the right of the program, with “1” being your first priority. • A separate application must be submitted for each Innovative Program • Asia Society (International Studies Schools Network) _____ • AVID * _____ • Early College High School _____ • New Tech Network _____ • STEM * _____ • * Priority may be given to the lowest-achieving schools AVID supports and complements other school reform initiatives. You don’t have to choose AVIDOR another initiative. You can have BOTH. AVID gives students and teachers the tools to succeed with all initiatives.

  8. Section C - 1Questions Addressing Innovation Selected Please answer questions in the text boxes provided. Provide as many details as possible so reviewers can gain a good picture of your school. 1. Identify your selected Innovative Program and the reasons for selection: • AVID is an ideal Innovative Program because it is: • A schoolwide transformational approach that increases the achievement of all students • A system proven to increase the college enrollment of traditionally underserved students • An intensive professional development program that makes good teachers great • AVID is also a great choice for your school because it is: • Able to support and strengthen other existing or new reform models • Able to be immediately implemented in the 2011-2012 school year • Extremely cost effective to implement and sustain

  9. Section C - 2Questions Addressing Innovation Selected 2. In what other school transformation strategies has your school been engaged and its/their status: Describe any previous or existing strategies your school has implemented. AVID can be used as a stand-alone school transformation model or as the cornerstone supporting a multi-faceted strategy.

  10. Section C - 3Questions Addressing Innovation Selected 3. Describe the capacity your LEA/school has to ensure successful implementation: • Successful AVID implementation requires the following capacities: • Leadership at the district and school levels committed to implementing AVID with fidelity • An AVID Site Team for each school comprised of an Administrator, AVID Coordinator/Teacher, Core Subject Teachers, and a School Counselor • Attendance at one of AVID’s Summer Institutes offered around the country, including Chicago and Dallas • The addition of the AVID Elective to the Master Calendar • AVID students recruited and selected to begin in Fall 2011 • Tutors recruited and trained to assist in AVID Elective class • Commitment to incorporating AVID methodologies in content area classes across the school

  11. Section C - 3Questions Addressing Innovation Selected In order to support districts and schools, AVID provides ongoing coaching, training and support to its school sites to plan and implement the system. For further support, please see AVID Implementation Planning Guide for a detailed implementation timeline and additional capacity requirements.

  12. Section C - 4Questions Addressing Innovation Selected 4. How will you integrate the specific Innovative Program into your school culture and current transformation plan/Scope of Work? • AVID creates a school-wide college-going culture: • School and district leaders set the vision and the tone that promotes college readiness and high expectations for all students. • Trained Site Team members mentor and support all teachers in implementing AVID strategies, methodologies and resource materials so all students in the school benefit. • All classrooms are modeled on the AVID classroom to increase student achievement and parent engagement across the entire school. • AVID division staff and consultants provide ongoing coaching, training and support to transform the culture.

  13. Section C - 5Questions Addressing Innovation Selected • 5. How will implementation of this Innovative Program increase student achievement and progress in your LEA/school for ALL students? AVID’s record of success has been well documented with over 30 years of student outcomes data. -AVID Center-AVID Senior Data Collection, Study of 22,210 AVID Seniors, [Electronic Database] (2009 - 2010) -California Department of Education, Dataquest, 12th Grade Graduates Completing all Courses Required for U.C. and/or C.S.U. Entrance Requirements, 2008 (n = 376,393) -Manhattan Institute, Education Working Paper 3, 2003, Greene, J.P., Forster, G. “Public High School Graduation and College Readiness Rates in the U.S” (Most recent national data available) *Filipino and Other not classified in this study

  14. Section C - 5Questions Addressing Innovation Selected 5. CONTINUED: How will implementation of this Innovative Program increase student achievement and progress in your LEA/school for ALL students? Over 98% of AVID high school seniors graduate from high school and over 71% are accepted to four-year colleges – consistently.* *AVID Center- AVID General Data Collection, School Years 2001/2 through 2009/10 The avid.org website has research and data charts documenting AVID’s effectiveness. -AVID Center-AVID General Data Collection 2009-2010; AVID Eight Graders (n = 60,841) -The Education Trust, EdWatch State Reports, 2006; http://www2.edtrust.org/edtrust/summaries2006/states.html

  15. Section C - 6Questions Addressing Innovation Selected 6. How will you sustain this Innovative Program post RttT? • AVID is an extremely cost-effective solution that embeds sustainability into a school through the methodologies and professional development that become part of the school culture. • Implementation costs are frontloaded during the first three years of implementation so that sustaining the program in the long run is affordable. • Funding sources can be used to sustain AVID, such as Title I, Title II, School Improvement Grants, GEAR UP, and other local dollars. • AVID Center helps to sustain the program by providing member schools with: • Divisional training events • Ongoing Site Team Support • Annual Certification Process • Ongoing technical assistance from Program Managers and consultants

  16. Section C - 7Questions Addressing Innovation Selected 7. Describe any potential challenges or barriers with the mandatory professional development and Innovative Program requirements for the framework you selected. What strategies will your LEA/school implement to overcome these potential obstacles ? • In AVID’s experience there are no insurmountable barriers: • AVID has developed a flexible implementation timeline to accommodate start-up in Ohio • There are Summer Institutes held in Chicago and Dallas, helping to keep travel costs low • The bulk of professional development takes place in the summer • AVID offers numerous online training opportunities for easy access without missed class time or substitute expenses • Local Program Managers and consultants can provide technical assistance and support by phone, e-mail or in-person.

  17. Section C - 8Questions Addressing Innovation Selected 8. How will the implementation of this Innovative Program increase college and career readiness of all students? • The AVID College Readiness System was designed to increase the college-readiness of all students in a school. AVID works because it: •  Accelerates under achieving students into more rigorous courses • Teaches academic skills not targeted in other classes • Provides intensive support with in-class tutors • Creates a positive peer group for students • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination • In Ohio AVID schools, 99.2% of AVID students are enrolled in a “College Prep” track of courses. • For more information, refer to the AVID Fact Sheet, AVID Innovative Programs Symposium 31011 presentation, and www.avid.orgData and Results

  18. Section C - 9Questions Addressing Innovation Selected 9. Identify a timeline to achieve a successful implementation. AVID has adapted its standard implementation timeline for a quick start in Ohio. April - June: AVID divisional staff work with schools to prepare for implementation in school year 2011-2012 July - August: Summer Institute Training September: AVID Elective Begins Please see AVID Implementation Planning Guide for details.

  19. Section C - 10Questions Addressing Innovation Selected 10. Why should your LEA/school be awarded an Innovative Programs grant? • This is your chance to shine. • Tell them your story and the needs of your students. • Show your enthusiasm and commitment to AVID’s proven system. • Let them know why you believe in AVID to turn your school around. • Remember, the 41 lowest-performing schools may have priority for these funds, so emphasize this reality if it applies.

  20. Budget Implementing AVID in One High School – New District [1] Summer Institute registrations are optional in Year 3. [2] Tutor partnerships with local colleges and nonprofits can reduce costs as the number of AVID elective classes increases. Middle schools with only 7th and 8th grades might not add a third elective class in year three so that tutor costs would be $8,640 for years two and three.

  21. Section D - Budget Please include LEA Name, IRN#, and proposed Innovation Program information at the top of this table. Include a breakdown of annual expenditures anticipated in each budget category during each grant-year that equals the total dollar amount of the innovation program selected. • Salaries • Tutors • Continuing Staff Development • Purchase Services • Membership Fee • Summer Institute Fee • AVID Curriculum • AVID District Professional Service Fee – New districts only *Indicates this number may vary

  22. Budget Below are suggestions that districts or school sites might consider to offset the costs of AVID implementation:

  23. Questions? Questions about the Innovative Programs Grant application may be directed to:Jay R. Keefer Director, ONET (Ohio Network for Education Transformation) Center for School Improvement 614.644.2605 jay.keefer@ode.state.oh.us Barbara Boone Director, Office of Education ReformCenter for School Improvement614.644.5570barbara.boone@ode.state.oh.us

  24. Questions & Answers • Please submit your questions in the chat box and we will answer them as they come in. • Specific questions related only to your district should be directed to one of the AVID representatives via email or phone.

  25. Next Steps • The Innovative Programs Grant Applications may be found on the Ohio Department of Education website under Race to the Top at: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=694 • Interested LEA/Schools are required to submit the requested grant information electronically to jay.keefer@ode.state.oh.us no later than Friday, April 8, 2011.

  26. AVID College Readiness System For more information go to: www.AVID.org Or contact: Rosemary Ellis Central Division Director AVID Center rellis@avidcenter.org 512-669-5901 Lee Felts Program Manager AVID Central Division lfelts@avidcenter.org 817-658-7245 Granger B. Ward Executive Vice President AVID Center gward@avidcenter.org 858-380-4781