Strategies for Success
Change delivery methods and content through the innovative use of assessment tools, restructured curricula, targeted instruction, contextualization, and other strategies so that students can meet their goals faster.
Breaking Through Strands
Breaking Through State Policy Initiative
This Breaking Through strand is part of the Adult Degree Completion Commitment, funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education. It targets adult students with some college credit who reenter postsecondary education needing considerable remediation. These students represent a significant and growing segment of the adult student population, particularly dislocated workers who are long removed from their college experience, who have earned nonacademic credits, or who enter college needing considerable remediation.
The Breaking Through Practice Guide
JFF developed The Breaking Through Practice Guide to help practitioners serve adults who have low literacy and math levels and who want to succeed in postsecondary education. The guide highlights innovations from community colleges that participated in Breaking Through between 2005 and 2009. Since then, the colleges have continued to collaborate in Breaking Through, exploring, refining, and implementing these innovations.