Strong Start to Finish disseminates a variety of resources including research papers and “how-to” documents to practitioners in the field as they work to implement reforms. Here, you’ll find some of our collective knowledge.
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Points of Interest
This Points of Interest suggests that learning from best practices of more advanced institutions may be the key to greater success in English developmental education reform. These best practices are explored more fully in the complete paper, Hitting their Stride 2020.
This is the second iteration of an annual study done in collaboration with the Strong Start to Finish Network, through funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to uncover how the adoption of new policies and practices has reduced the amount of time students have spent in developmental education courses. The findings within this iteration seek to understand the trends and advancements made by institutions, practitioners and providers in the space along the spectrum of policy innovation. Specifically, we see the developmental education reform movement at a tipping point as the field shifts from adopting policy to implementation at scale of new practices.
People in the Reform
Hear how Marcus Hunley, an aspiring pilot nearing graduation from Middle Georgia State University, is benefitting from reforms in developmental education within the Georgia State University System that give him alternatives and options in gateway math requirements.
Strong Start to finish supports change at scale by incubating the development and promoting the dissemination of actionable, evidence-based policy and practice about student entry to and success in their initial year of college to bring equity to education. The SSTF Solutions Network depends on the cooperation and support of nationally recognized education organizations and university-based institutes. The network utilizes 2020’s Core Principles for Transforming Remediation within a Comprehensive Student Success Strategy as its principle document to frame the mission of the network, as well as the resources and services to be provided. The purpose of this menu is to be a guide for intermediaries to articulate the most pressing needs and desired outcomes related to developmental education reform at their institutions.