Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) at a Postsecondary Institution: Support for First-Generation College-Goers
This study examines how a selected Hispanic-Serving Institution is implementing Advancement Via Individual Determination as a strategy for improving retention and time to graduation for 1st-generation Hispanic college students. A quasi-experimental design approach was used in which the retention rates and 1st-semester grade point averages of a freshman cohort enrolled in a paired set of courses were compared to those of a control group and a similar intervention group. Focus group data were also used. Though few statistically significant differences were found between the intervention groups with regard to grade point average and retention, students benefitted from the support received in the paired classes.
Karen M. Watt, Jennifer Butcher & E. Fidel Ramirez (2013) Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) at a Postsecondary Institution: Support for First-Generation College-Goers, Journal of Latinos and Education, 12:3, 202-214, DOI: 10.1080/15348431.2013.765804
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