Washington

The Power of Career- and Employer- Focused Training and Education

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report

This memo from MDRC summarizes extant research and promising practices related to career-focused education and training.  The researchers examine different approaches including sector strategies, career academies, high school equivalency and integrated basic education.

Washington: Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST)

  • Policy

The Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST) program in Washington State provides technical and basic skills instruction through an integrated curriculum and has demonstrated powerful outcomes, including a dramatic increase in credential attainment.

Washington: Student Achievement Initiative Funding Formula

  • Policy

Washington’s Student Achievement Initiative (SAI) utilizes a point-based system to measure student progress and achievement and allocates state funds to institutions according to their performance. The objective is to prioritize student success over enrollment.

Measuring Nondegree Credential Attainment

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report

This report from the National Skills Coalition and the Workforce Data Quality Campaign examines states' progress on collecting data on non-degree credentials.

The Learning that Works Resource Center was developed through the New Skills for Youth initiative, a partnership of the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and the Education Strategy Group, generously funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co