WWC review of this study

Building bridges to postsecondary training for low-skill adults: Outcomes of Washington state’s I-BEST program

Jenkins, D., Zeidenberg, M., & Kienzl, G. (2009). CCRC Brief No. 42. New York: CCRC. . Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED505705

  • Quasi-Experimental Design
     examining 
    2,252
     Students
    , grade
    PS

Reviewed: March 2020



Evidence Tier rating based solely on this study. This intervention may achieve a higher tier when combined with the full body of evidence.

Study sample characteristics were not reported.

Reviewed: December 2014

At least one finding shows moderate evidence of effectiveness
At least one statistically significant positive finding
Meets WWC standards with reservations
Attainment outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Earned a certificate or associate degree

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (IBEST) vs. Another intervention

2006-07 and 2007-08

I-BEST and non-I-BEST Workforce students;
2,252 students

0.51

0.16

Yes

 
 
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Credit accumulation and persistence outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Mean number of vocational credits

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (IBEST) vs. Another intervention

2006-07 and 2007-08

I-BEST and non-I-BEST Workforce students;
2,252 students

44.00

24.00

Yes

 
 
50
 
More Outcomes

Mean number of college credits

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (IBEST) vs. Another intervention

2006-07 and 2007-08

I-BEST and non-I-BEST Workforce students;
2,252 students

51.00

35.00

Yes

 
 
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Earned any college credit

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (IBEST) vs. Another intervention

2006-07 and 2007-08

I-BEST and non-I-BEST Workforce students;
2,252 students

0.84

0.50

Yes

 
 
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Evidence Tier rating based solely on this study. This intervention may achieve a higher tier when combined with the full body of evidence.

Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • Female: 61%
    Male: 39%

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  • Race
    Asian
    15%
    Black
    7%
  • Ethnicity
    Hispanic    
    38%
    Not Hispanic or Latino    
    62%
 

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