Strong Start To Finish
August 21, 2020

New Case Studies from Our Scaling Sites


SSTF began its work in early 2018 with four initial systems, known as Scaling Sites, in early 2018 – CUNY, Ohio, SUNY and USG. Subsequently we added California and Arkansas. These case studies show that, while much work remains to be done, progress is happening. Early results show that by undertaking reforms such as streamlining or eliminating developmental education, implementing pathways for students and revising placement policies SSTF Scaling Site institutions are doubling the percentage of students completing critical college courses in half the time.


August 12, 2020

SSTF Monthly Digest for August

August 11, 2020

Strong Start to Finish: How Course Pathway Maps Increase Student Success

As developmental education reforms gain momentum across the country, course pathway maps help policymakers improve the student experience by identifying roadblocks to math and English course completion and, ultimately, a college degree. Course pathway maps create a visual guide, connecting the dots between every class in a sequence ending with the first college-level math or English course applicable to a degree.

July 15, 2020

SSTF Monthly Digest for July

July 1, 2020

12 States Accelerate Developmental Education Reforms During the Pandemic

Amid unprecedented challenges to nearly every aspect of higher education, it’s been difficult to continue commitments to institutional and systemic change made before the pandemic. However, Strong Start to Finish (SSTF) continues to push through these difficult times to advance developmental education and support the 4.8 million students that this work now impacts.