Research and Impact
AVID’s educational philosophy is informed and validated by continuous research.
On the ‘Research and Impact’ page you will find an overview with links to independent and commissioned research papers and reports that have investigated the AVID program and its effectiveness. You will also be able to engage evidence from students, teachers and principals about their experiences with AVID.
RECOGNISED BY THE OECD
AVID was recognised internationally for its effectiveness in the OECD report, Excellence and Quality in Education (p. 141) as a case study of excellence in combining both quality and equity in improving students’ education outcomes.
In Australia, disadvantage (specifically, a student’s socio-economic background) is still the strongest predictor of academic success (Educational opportunity in Australia 2015: Who succeeds and who misses out).
Research and experience have shown that while AVID equips students with the skills and mindset to address this gap, it also provides a platform for any student to challenge themselves to greater heights.
DESIGNED TO ADDRESS UNDERACHIEVEMENT
AVID addresses underachievement in any student journey. It works not only for students who struggle in school but also for high achievers (who might face different challenges) and everyone in between.
The Grattan report, Engaging students: creating classrooms that improve learning, found that as many as 40 percent of students in Australian schools are unproductive and disengaged, taught by teachers who feel ill-prepared and supported for the challenges they face in the classroom. With nearly 40 years of experience and success, the AVID program provides a time-tested template to address these issues.