News & Stories

Interested in learning more about how Bridge to College transition courses help students prepare for success in college and career? Follow these links to announcements, updates, and regional news stories on the program:

Bridge to College Evaluation Report Published

Bridge to College Impact Evaluation_2018_FINAL The Baker Evaluation Research Consulting (BERC) Group has just completed and published its first full evaluation report on the Bridge to College courses (see file above). The report includes both quantitative and qualitative data on both the student and the teacher experience in the courses and provides the first look at performance data tracking Bridge to College students into college… [Read more]

Bridge to College: A Closer Look

Great to see another thoughtful Corelaborate blog post from one of our Bridge to College English teachers, Jennifer Hargrave–check it out!

“When the Stars Align”

One of my great pleasures in supporting and helping to lead the Bridge to College project is getting to work with an amazing group of teachers who are excited about their disciplines and the craft of teaching. And it’s nice when they get some public recognition for the wonderful work they’re doing with their students in Bridge to College classes. One recent example is a… [Read more]

Placement Agreement Update

The Community & Technical College system leadership asked for more time for input and discussion so for now, the existing CTC system agreement remains in place for students taking the high school assessment this spring (both juniors, the Class of 2019, AND sophomores, the Class of 2020). Since the Smarter Balanced testing moved to 10th grade, the proposed language for both math and English essentially… [Read more]

Great Profile of College Readiness Focus in Chehalis

The Seattle Times just published a piece describing the efforts in the Chehalis School District to help more of their students be ready for and attend college after graduating high school. W.F. West High School in Chehalis is part of our Bridge to College project; it’s great to see the district get some kudos for their hard work in this area. Congrats!  

Bridge to College Partners

  • partner college Spark
  • partner SBCTC
  • partner SOPIW

Bridge to College transition courses is the collaborative effort of three organizations committed to student learning and success in Washington state: The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and College Spark Washington.