We Innovate Based On Core Principles
Strong Start to Finish works to amplify a set of evidence-based Core Principles.
The Core Principles for Transforming Remedial Education Within a Comprehensive Student Success Strategy is a field generated document informed by evidence-based policy and practice. First released in 2012, updated in 2015 and refreshed in 2020, colleges and states across the nation are seeing dramatic improvements by implementing reforms consistent with these Core Principles. Building on this progress, we have updated the principles to focus even greater attention on the design, implementation, and scaling of practices that lead to significantly improved and more equitable outcomes for today’s students. This allows us to connect higher education systems and institutions with proven tools, quality technical assistance and financial and human capital resources to give every student the best start on the path toward their degree.
Our Core Principles:
Working Collaboratively to Leverage Pre-College Momentum
Postsecondary leaders are increasingly working collaboratively with those who prepare their entering students, including K-12 education systems, workforce programs and Adult Basic Education providers.
Scaling Student Success Toward Meaningful Postsecondary Credentials
Our network is committed to working closely with state, system and institutional leaders to support implementation of the principles, improving academic success and student progression toward their degree.