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Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2020
Guided Pathways is a comprehensive reform model focused on student success by designing clear pathways for students, helping them to make informed decisions, and stay on their chosen path while striving to increase attainment in credentials with labor market value. The population of students that will provide colleges the best evidence of the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, College Readiness, Adult Basic Education, Adult Students
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2020
Overall, too few students are completing two-year college. Those who complete are still starting off unequally. About one-third of students earning academic degrees do not transfer, but rather go directly to work and find their degree has little value in the labor market. Research suggests they could have benefitted from having marketable skills…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, Outcomes of Education, Wages
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2020
The Student Achievement Initiative (SAI) is the guiding framework for the Washington state community and technical college system's goals for student success. SAI emphasizes student momentum for college success by both building college readiness (such as basic skills gains and completion of precollege education, sometimes known as developmental…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Policy, Educational Policy, Community Colleges
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2020
Financial aid is an ever-growing topic of interest to researchers as well as policymakers in understanding the impact and relationship to student success. Aid comes in many forms, from merit-based or need-based scholarships and grants, loans, tuition waivers, and other. Federal and state aid programs alike are typically designed to assist students…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Low Income Students, Access to Education, Resource Allocation
Kenesson, Summer – Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2019
College Preparatory Programs with Exams (CPPEs) include academically-rigorous high school classes that culminate in standardized exam-based assessments. Students take the classes as part of their high school schedule and apply them toward their graduation requirements, typically whether or not they take the exams at the end. Without the exam,…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Equal Education, Standardized Tests, Advanced Placement Programs
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2019
This research brief describes college attainment for students pursuing professional-technical education. Using a cohort of 36,700 first-time in college (FTIC) students who started college between 2010 and 2012, this analysis focuses on students whose goal in their final year was a professional-technical education. The cohort was given four years…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, College Freshmen, Professional Education, Technical Education
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2019
The State Need Grant (SNG) has been Washington state's largest need-based financial aid program for low-income students. The year 2007-08 was the last year in which it was funded sufficiently to serve nearly all (98 percent) of eligible students. From 2010-2018, up to 30 percent of eligible students were unserved. In 2013, the Washington State…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Two Year College Students, Student Financial Aid, State Aid
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
Precollege courses, also known as "developmental" courses, help students prepare for introductory college courses, most often in math and English language arts (reading/writing). Most colleges use entrance exams, prior coursework, or other evaluations to determine whether students should start in a college level or precollege course for…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, College Readiness, Student Placement, Remedial Instruction
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
Until 2014, the General Educational Development (GED®) test dominated the high school equivalency (HSE) test market throughout the United States, to the point that educational experts acknowledged the acronym "GED" had become synonymous with "high school equivalency." However, changes to the test, the way it is administered,…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Student Participation
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
The focus of this paper is a course that may be helpful to consider for its overall role in guiding students to degree completion: Introductory Psychology or Psychology 100. The reason for focusing on Introductory Psychology is its commonality in both the Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree and the Associate of Nursing…
Descriptors: Psychology, Introductory Courses, Associate Degrees, Nursing Education
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
The Worker Retraining (WRT) program is a key strategy in meeting the economic and workforce needs of Washington's workers and employers. Funded through the state legislature, the aim of WRT is to ensure dislocated and other unemployed workers have access to education and training that will help them reattach to the labor market in jobs and careers…
Descriptors: Job Training, Retraining, Employment Programs, State Programs
Prince, David – Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
This report is based on the records of 23,470 students who earned a bachelor's degree as graduates of the Class of 2016. The study population includes all students who earned a degree from one of the six public baccalaureate institutions or from one of the 16 community and technical colleges that offer an applied bachelor's degree for whom…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, College Transfer Students, Educational Attainment, Bachelors Degrees
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
The information in this brief was shared at the Equitable Assignment Challenge Summer Institute in August 2018. The institute was attended by faculty and administrators working to help close equity gaps in course outcomes in Washington's Community and Technical Colleges (CTCs). The data points shared at the institute and in this brief are one…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Research, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
The Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Articulation Agreement (AA-DTA) is the single largest transfer degree awarded by the community and technical (CTC) colleges. The traditional goal of this degree is completion of general education requirements in order to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution. However, a Guided Pathways framework…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, College Transfer Students
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
The Opportunity Grant (OG) program is the Washington community and technical college system's dedicated financial aid program designed to help low-income students enroll in and complete programs leading to high-wage, high-demand careers. Washington's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) program is a nationally recognized model…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Financial Aid, Low Income Students, Literacy Education
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