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AVID Excel. An Introduction. Essential Question. What is AVID Exce l ?. AVID’s ELCR. AVID Mission AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. ELCR Mission

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### AVID Excel

An Introduction

Essential Question
• What is AVID Excel?
AVID’s ELCR

AVID Mission

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

ELCR Mission

To ensure that English language learners have full access to AVID and college-preparatory coursework.

AVID’s ELCR
• Components:
• AVID Excel
• Supporting ELLs in Math & Supporting ELLs in Science Path Trainings
• ELL Write Path book & training
• Infusion of AVID into ELD courses
• Infusion of ELL strategies into the AVID curriculum
AVID Excel’s Focus: Long-Term ELLs
• Why?
• Most “stuck” subgroup
• Require specific support
• Acceleration
• Access
• Explicit instruction
• Re-engagement
• Relationships
• Role models & “Believers”
Characteristics of Long-Term ELLs

Designated ELL for more than 6 years; appear “stuck”

Most born in U.S. and attended all U.S. schools

Orally fluent in English (deceiving!)―BICS

Insufficient literacy in primary language; may use an informal version of their primary language

Often disengaged with school; work to stay “invisible”

(From California Tomorrow)

(From California Tomorrow)

AVID Excel Goal

Middle School

To interrupt students’ path to long-term ELL status, accelerate their language acquisition, and put them on the path to AVID and college preparatory coursework

AVID Excel Student Profile
• US Schools: 4 years or more (as of 6th grade)—on the way to long-term ELL status
• English Language Proficiency Exam: Overall intermediate and early advanced
• ELA Standards Test: Below proficient (basic level)
• College Aspirations: Interested in going to college; desire to achieve
• ELA Courses: Usually scheduled for general ed. ELA courses (vs. ELD/ ESL/ESOL)

Content area and AVID Excel teachers

• 2 years of targeted PL
• Work together to plan instruction
• Ongoing PL/coaching with AVID Excel District Leader

Explore how heritage language courses can be available to students as pathway to biliteracy & AP language in high school; pursueSeal of Biliteracy

AVID Excel is part of AVID “family”—collaboration is encouraged.

• Language development courses with AVID “overlay”
• Summer between 6th & 7th, 7th & 8th,and optional 8th & 9th grades

Middle school “pre-AVID” English language development program for long-term ELLs to accelerate academic language acquisition and entrance to AVID and college preparatory course work

AVID Excel Course Sequence

7th & 8th grade summers include community-based experiences

• Common “Strands”
• Writing
• Oral Language
• Study Skills
AVID Excel Course Sequence

KEY FOCUS:

Academic language building with AVID strategies for support

AVID Excel Course Sequence

AVID Excel is NOT:

• An “AVID for ELL students class” because:
• It is not part of AVID certification
• And the primary focus is LANGUAGE first

AVID Excel Expansion

2013

2012

2011

2010

2008

Preliminary research (pilot sites) shows…
• Increased motivation, resilience, engagement, & academic risk-taking
• Increased oral language use in formal register
• College preparatory course enrollment in HS
• AVID elective acceptance in HS
• Fewer D’s & F’s (based on comparison group)
• Accelerated movement on CELDT (CA English Language Development Test)
• Increase in performance levels on CST ELA (CA Standards Test)

…longitudinal data will give us ELL redesignation rate; HS graduation rate; college preparatory course completion; college application and acceptance rate

Appropriate Districts for AVID Excel
• Underachieving long-term ELL subgroup
• Strong AVID reputation & feeder pattern (middle level to high school)
• Commitment to college readiness for ELL students
• Resources for curriculum, professional learning, summer courses, tutors (Title I, III, EIA funds, & grants, GEAR UP)
• AVID Excel District Leader designated (for coaching & program oversight)

### Contact Information

elcr@avidcenter.org

(858) 380-4800