AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a whole-school improvement system that supports teachers and school leaders to raise the education outcomes of underachieving students. We design, deliver, and sustain bespoke, continuous professional learning and school improvement programs in partnership with schools across Australia. We operate as a stand-alone, not-for-profit unit within Victoria University.

WE HELP SCHOOLS PURSUE THEIR GOALS BY:
  • Equipping students with the academic behaviours and social skills that will enable them to succeed at school and beyond
  • Helping teachers become facilitators of learning in a student-centred classroom.
  • Supporting principals to change the existing paradigms at their school

A WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH THAT DELIVERS

A whole-school approach means students, teachers and leaders working together to achieve better outcomes. Research has shown that when teaching and learning quality improves, students can achieve their full academic potential. When you become an AVID school we help you to embed a culture of academic achievement and student wellbeing in your school community that will help your teachers and students to thrive.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING WITH A DIFFERENCE

To implement our whole-school improvement system we provide AVID schools with high-quality professional learning, resources and coaching to address their needs. AVID can be implemented in primary and secondary schools, as well as tertiary institutions.

Our professional learning program is extensive and ongoing. There are three levels of AVID professional learning, focused on:

1

Improving individual teaching skills
2

Developing improvements that are implemented consistently across the whole school, not in isolated pockets
3

Building internal expertise to sustain continuous improvement in teaching and learning at each school over time.

To learn more about our Professional Learning approach, click here.

PROVEN RECORD

For over 40 years, AVID has consistently delivered for millions of students, with an average graduation rate of 98%. The program is recognised internationally for its effectiveness by organisations such as the OECD Excellence and Quality in Education (page 141).

AVID turns proven strategies into systemic practice across schools. We focus not only on the content but the mechanics of teaching and learning. These skills and strategies allow students to digest, understand and critically interact with the content they are taught.

When students are taught the skills to process information and interact with it they can become independent learners.

To learn more about our history, click here.