What is I-BEST?
I-BEST classes are designed to help students be successful by having two instructors in the classroom–one teaches the professional-technical content, and the other supports the development of basic skills such as reading, writing, math or language. Together, the instructors build a classroom environment that provides maximum support for student success.
Because it works! I-BEST programs at Big Bend Community College provide educational access and support for basic skills and English as a Second Language (ESL) students so they can
Students can train for a career or higher paying job but can continue to work on their math, reading, GED or English skills at the same time. I-BEST students are five times more likely to be successful in college than regular basic skills students!