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 is a benchmarking and implementation progress guide for Accelerating Opportunity states. The Accelerating Opportunity coaches will use it with state implementation teams to first set a baseline measure of where the state is in relation to the nine elements described below, and then to track progress. As coaches, we will use this matrix to monitor states’ progress toward Accelerating Opportunity outcomes, with a particular focus on these nine elements: