Effective program management and staffing are vital for the continued success of IET programs, including sustainable strategies for communicating with collaborators and scaling IET programs. Resources in this section support data-based decision-making and planning processes for continuous improvement.
The resources in Continuous Improvement support the collection, analysis, and use of data-driven and outcome-based decision-making for continuous improvement of all program elements.
Contextualized College Transition Strategies for Adult Basic Skills Students: Learning from Washington State’s I-BEST Program Model
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University (2012)
This report documents the findings and recommendations from the final phase of a multi-year evaluation of the Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) model. In this model, basic skills instructors and professional-technical faculty jointly design and teach college-level occupational classes that admit basic skills–level students. The first two sections of the report document the research design process used for the evaluation, and the appendix provides a sample questionnaire for analyzing resources required for program implementation.
Sustainability and Scaling
The resources in Sustainability and Scaling support the sustainability and scaling processes for the ongoing evolution of IET programs among all partners.
Thinking Big: A Framework for States on Scaling up Community College Innovation
Jobs for the Future (JFF) (2013)
This resource covers a wide variety of issues that arise in the scaling-up process, from defining the problem to financing and sustaining successful initiatives.