Strong Start To Finish

Tennessee Board of Regents

Through a competitive application process completed in Spring 2020, the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is one of seven new grantees selected to seed readiness at systems preparing to implement developmental education reforms at scale.

Spearheaded by the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of Academic Affairs, and Office of Student Success, TN-SSTF engages 13 institutions and, with support from Strong Start to Finish, aims to analyze existing data to develop insights into remediation reforms and identify action steps for the implementation of tailored support.

Priority Action Areas

TN-SSTF is focused on two priority action areas:

  • Facilitate critical equity conversations.
  • Conduct ongoing research.

Strategies at Scale

Through the support and professional networks of Strong Start to Finish, TN-SSTF will scale the following reforms:

  • Assess best practices and inequities in existing reforms across the system.
  • Develop and share data insights through working papers and presentations.
  • Equip practitioners with data tools designed for action.
  • Facilitate critical conversations about research and the next steps for reform.
  • Integrate and adopt insights.