Academic journal article Journal of Developmental Education

Design Principles to Support Student Success and Scale Effective Higher Education Practices

Academic journal article Journal of Developmental Education

Design Principles to Support Student Success and Scale Effective Higher Education Practices

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Colleges and postsecondary systems across the nation are demonstrating remarkable progress in phasing out standalone or multi-course remediation sequences, resulting in tens of thousands of students more quickly enrolling in and completing college-level courses.

Our organizations have collaborated to describe the principles we see in common across this work and why they are especially prom ising for students from low-income and underserved populations.

Core Principles for Transforming Remediation within a Comprehensive Student Success Strategy highlights practices such as placing the vast majority of students directly into credit-bearing work with effective support; refining mathematical and other academic content to align with each student's choice of academic direction; and helping students stay on track to a college credential.

The creative energy being devoted to transforming higher education is palpable. Postsecondary leaders are transitioning from a system that served some students well to a system that serves all students well

We hope this joint statement of principles will serve as a trustworthy guide at this pivotal moment in American higher education.

Six Core Principles

1. Every student's postsecondary education begin with an intake process to choose an academ direction and identify the support needed to pass relevant credit-bearing gateway courses in the first year. …

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