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.

Washington: Direct Transfer Agreements

  • Policy

Washington State created Direct Transfers Agreements (DTA) across all public colleges. This guarantees that a student who obtains a DTA associate degree from a public community or technical college will have completed the core requirements of a public four-year institution.