Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST)
I-BEST is a nationally recognized teaching model that allows students to increase literacy and work skills so that they can earn credentials, get living wage jobs and put their talents to work for employers. I-BEST pairs two instructors in the classroom, one to teach professional and technical content and the other to teach reading, writing, math or English Language.
This research-based programs was named a Bright Idea by Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2011.
I-BEST students meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Students who test below college level in reading or math on the CASAS.
- Students who don't have their high school diploma or GED
- Students who have their high school diploma or GED but may have been out of school for a long period of time and test below college level on CASAS in reading or math and would like extra support in the classroom