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 as Graduation Pathway to College and Career Readiness

With the passing of HB 1599 by this year’s Legislature, Washington students beginning with the Class of 2020 no longer have to meet standard on the high school Smarter Balanced assessment as a graduation requirement. Instead, they need to complete one or more “pathway” alternatives in their last two years of high school (see the link above for the list of options). The good news… [Read more]

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]

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.