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I-BEST for Developmental Education

An initiative of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Basic skills make more sense when taught in a context—I-BEST students are not getting it in a 'Level 1, Level 2' way; they're getting what they need.
– Tina Bloomer, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

The I-BEST Developmental Education project (2011-2012) piloted programs to extend the career pathways of Washington state's groundbreaking I-BEST (Integrating Basic Education and Skills Training) program beyond entry-level classes. The pilot programs built on existing I-BEST programs that are at least two quarters long to take students to the next level of their chosen career pathway. This demonstration project allowed colleges to test differing models for integrating curriculum, coordinating instruction with student services, and developing engaging instructional models.

The Washington Center provided technical assistance and program evaluation services for Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) I-BEST for Developmental Education project. This project was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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