By Tom Vander Ark and Mary Ryerse

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Of today’s high school graduates, data shows many are inadequately prepared for college. College-ready transcripts and college enrollment numbers are declining. College remediation rates are high and remediation often correlates with failing to persist through college.

In our newest infographic, Academic and Social Supports Matter: Preparing Students for College, Career and Life Readiness, we outline the national state of underpreparedness and highlight a specific successful outcome of the AVID program, an academic and social support program that impacts schools on both academic and cultural levels.

Through the implementation of the AVID program in 26 schools in the state of Washington (funded by College Spark Washington through the College Readiness Initiative), negative readiness trends are being offset. Over the past 8 years since the grant started, AVID students show progress in areas such as aspiring to go to college and graduating with college ready transcripts.

The infographic overviews the AVID program, which consists of 11 essential characteristics for student success focused on academic and social support, and utilizes the WICOR Instructional Strategy, a strategic methodology focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading. With its supportive program model, AVID demonstrates impact on students’ college, career and life readiness.

This infographic is the second of a two-part series focused on successful case studies involving student readiness initiatives. Publication of an associated white paper will follow.

Click here LINK to learn more about the College Readiness Initiative and to download related publications

This publication is the second in a two-part part series produced in partnership with College Spark Washington (@CollegeSparkWA). Join the conversation on Twitter using #CollegeReady or #RedefiningReady. To learn more about integrating readiness, check out these articles:


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