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Adult Basic Skills Students (ABE/ESL/GED)

Many adults with poor academic skills attend community colleges to further their education and careers. CCRC examines programs designed to impart both basic and vocational skills to underprepared adults.


Latest Publications

DECEMBER 2012
Contextualized College Transition Strategies for Adult Basic Skills Students: Learning from Washington State’s I-BEST Program Model
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APRIL 2011
How I-BEST Works: Findings From a Field Study of Washington State's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program
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SEPTEMBER 2010
Washington State's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program (I-BEST): New Evidence of Effectiveness
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MAY 2009
Educational Outcomes of I-BEST, Washington State Community and Technical College System's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program: Findings from a Multivariate Analysis
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DECEMBER 2008
Bridges to Opportunity for Underprepared Adults: A State Policy Guide for Community College Leaders
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JUNE 2008
Shifting Gears: Community Colleges and Adult Basic Education
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APRIL 2008
CCRC Research Tools No. 3: A Short Guide to "Tipping Point" Analyses of Community College Student Labor Market Outcomes
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APRIL 2005
Building Pathways to Success for Low-Skill Adult Students: Lessons for Community College Policy and Practice from a Statewide Longitudinal Tracking Study
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