AVID/TOPS 2011–2012 District Findings: Executive Summary
Author Eleni Schirmer (BIO)
Project Assistant, WISCAPE
University of Wisconsin–Madison
For the past three years, WISCAPE has partnered with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County to conduct an annual assessment of the Advancement Via Individual Determination/Teens of Promise (AVID/TOPS) program. AVID/TOPS is a collaborative partnership between MMSD and the Boys & Girls Club designed to increase college preparation, postsecondary educational access and degree attainment, and academic achievement for underrepresented students (defined as low-income students and students of color) in the academic middle (students with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.5). The program operates in four MMSD high schools.
The 2011-12 WISCAPE report analyzes measurable outcomes for 9th,10th, and 11th grade students that reflect the program’s stated goals. DOWNLOAD THIS PUBLICATION