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IEBC connects evidence-based data with education stakeholders — students, faculty, administrators, policymakers, funders, and others — to support academic success and measurable improvements in education for all students.

Our three areas of focus are data use, college readiness and success, and analytics/research. This section provides examples of work we have done, and are doing, in these areas to pursue our mission so that education stakeholders use data and information to make informed decisions and collaborate to improve practice and increase student success. Data and its many uses is at the heart of our work.

Data use. IEBC provides workshops and coaching on many topics grounded in our unique model for improving data use. Our work is in Hawaii, California, Idaho, Wisconsin and elsewhere providing customized workshops and coaching to address local student success issues.

College readiness and success. IEBC draws upon our decades of experience with evidence-based data and collaboration to facilitate intersegmental partnerships to improve student transitions by aligning the efforts of colleges and their feeder high schools around the United States.

Examples of IEBC intersegmental alignment projects and programs, all involving in-depth collaboration, are provided in ECAP, an English Alignment project; the South County Education Collaborative and the East County Education Alliance. Read also about projects focused on aligning curriculum from K-12 to post-secondary that resulted in curricular guides to be used as resources following the alignment – ACCESS, SLATE and GC PASS. And read about California Transitions which includes access to the IEBC In-SITES™ suite of tools (Instant Strategic Information Tracking Educational Success) – web-based tools that assist educators in using their own student data to improve instruction and student outcomes.

K-12/community college partnerships provide additional examples of very localized initiatives with Take Your Parents to College and bridge projects like MoCHA (Math for Chemistry).

Education to career. With support for Pathways of Study, IEBC works with faculty to develop student learning outcomes that are linked to occupational competencies identified by industry. IEBC also provides support for work-based learning efforts to ensure appropriate metrics are identified and tracked. An example is in our Texas work.

IEBC connects evidence-based data with education stakeholders — students, faculty, administrators, policymakers, funders, and others — to support academic success and measurable improvements in education for all students.

State data systems. IEBC assists states in linking their K-12 and postsecondary data systems and providing reports on metrics that cross the educational segments. Read more about actual projects such as cross sector data integration in Hawaii here.

Research and evaluation. IEBC conducts research studies and provides data support for efforts involving both small and large data systems. We also conduct evaluations and develop evaluation systems on behalf of our clients and funders looking to improve data use among their grantees.  In this section you will find information about our research projects such as “Student Learning Outcomes at Community Colleges”;  research supports such as the  “Los Angeles County Youth Linkages Project”; evaluation projects that include the “Parent Institute for Quality Education” and evaluation systems such as “Idaho Pathways to Technology in Early College High School (PTECH)”.