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ERIC Number: EJ1125487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2169-0480
The Academic I-BEST: A Model for Precollege Student Success in College Transfer Programs
Emory, Doug; Raymond, Linda; Lee, Karen; Twohy, Sean
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v5 n3 p43-49 Win 2016
Beginning in 2011, Lake Washington Institute of Technology initiated an I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) program designed to allow upper-level basic education students to directly enter academic courses required by college transfer degrees. This program, the Academic I-BEST, represents one of the earliest examples of the teaching principles used in Washington State's highly successful Professional-Technical I-BEST program being applied to transfer-level academic coursework. At Lake Washington, program students have accelerated through remedial sequences and accumulated college-level credits much sooner than would have occurred under earlier systems that required students to progress through mandatory levels of remedial coursework. This case study outlines the authors' experiences with this program by summarizing existing research on I-BEST in general; by describing their version of the Academic I-BEST; by providing preliminary student outcomes; and by describing those elements that they feel make the model worthy of consideration by other precollege programs.
Commission on Adult Basic Education. PO Box 620, Syracuse, NY 13206. Tel: 888-442-6223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Elementary Education; Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington
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