AVID Positively Impacts Student Health Behaviors, UCLA-led Study Suggests

A new UCLA-led study published last month in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics suggests that AVID reduces substance use by 33%, and AVID students are more likely to socialize with peers who are more involved with academics. The study compared students in AVID to similar students in “usual” school programs that commonly cluster—or track—lower-performing students together in less academically rigorous settings.