The application for I‑BEST program approval and other materials used by Washington’s colleges are available on the State Board for Community and Technical College web site.
This collection of tools and resources can help states and colleges develop and implement integrated pathways from Adult Basic Education to credit-level career and technical programs. The Virtual Academy supports a “community of practice” among Accelerating Opportunity partners and other innovators.
Accelerating Opportunity invites you to use the materials and resources as you redesign and strengthen instructional practices and public policies to support the ability of students to earn postsecondary credentials. And you can help improve the Virtual Academy by providing feedback on resources.
This guide helps practitioners serve adults who have low literacy and math levels and who want to succeed in postsecondary education. The guide highlights innovations from community colleges that participated in Breaking Through between 2005 and 2009. The practice guide has four components, each devoted to a high-leverage strategy that community colleges and other programs can adopt to increase the success rates of their low-skilled younger and older adults: accelerated learning, comprehensive support services, labor market payoffs, and aligning programs for low-skilled adults.