WWC Summary of Evidence for this Intervention

Integrated Basic Education Skills and Training (I-BEST)

Washington State’s Integrated Basic Education Skills and Training (I-BEST) program provides integrated basic skills and occupational training that allows students to complete their training program faster than traditional programs, and provides supports to ensure students stay engaged in training. Washington State’s I-BEST program was developed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) and was first implemented in the 2006–2007 school year. Since its creation, I-BEST has been replicated in other locations, sometimes under different names, including Accelerating Opportunity and the Accelerating Connections to Employment (ACE) program.

Reviewed Research

September 2020
 
Outcome
domain
Effectiveness
rating
Studies meeting standards Grades
examined
Students Improvement
index
Credit accumulation No discernible effects 1 study meets standards PS 42,894 --
Anderson, T., Kuehn, D., Eyster, L., Barnow, B., & Lerman, R. I. (2017) PS 42,894 --
Industry-recognized credential, certificate, or license completion Positive effects 3 studies meet standards PS 44,367
 
 
18
Anderson, T., Kuehn, D., Eyster, L., Barnow, B., & Lerman, R. I. (2017) PS 42,894
 
 
19
Glosser, A., Martinson, K., Cho, S.W., & Gardiner, K. (2018) PS 424
 
 
19
Modicamore, D., Lamb, Y., Taylor, J., Takyi-Laryea, A., Karageorge, K., & Ferroggiaro, E. (2017) PS 1,049
 
 
17
Short-Term Earnings Potentially positive effects 2 studies meet standards PS 2,519
 
 
0
Glosser, A., Martinson, K., Cho, S.W., & Gardiner, K. (2018) PS 455 --
Modicamore, D., Lamb, Y., Taylor, J., Takyi-Laryea, A., Karageorge, K., & Ferroggiaro, E. (2017) PS 2,064
 
 
1
Short-Term Employment Potentially positive effects 1 study meets standards PS 2,064
 
 
10
Modicamore, D., Lamb, Y., Taylor, J., Takyi-Laryea, A., Karageorge, K., & Ferroggiaro, E. (2017) PS 2,064
 
 
10

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