NOSS exists to assist education professionals in making a positive difference in the lives of students.


NADE seeks to improve the theory and practice of developmental education at all levels of the educational spectrum, the professional capabilities of developmental educators, and the design of programs to prepare developmental educators.


NADE focuses on the academic success of students by providing professional development for faculty and support professionals, supporting student learning, providing public leadership, disseminating exemplary models of practice, coordinating efforts with other organizations, facilitating communication among developmental education professionals, and anticipating trends. 


Helping underprepared students prepare, prepared students advance, advanced students excel. 


Developmental education is a comprehensive process that focuses on the intellectual, social, and emotional growth and development of all students. Developmental education includes, but is not limited to, tutoring, personal/career counseling, academic advisement, and coursework. 


  • To promote educational opportunity for all individuals, appropriate to their needs, goals, and abilities 
  •  To promote the retention of students 
  • To encourage educators and institutions to utilize multiple forms of assessment that will ensure proper placement of students based on levels of academic preparedness 
  • To encourage educators to maintain academic standards while helping learners to acquire competencies needed for success in academic coursework  
  • To encourage educators to consider the development and application of cognitive and affective learning theory 
  • To facilitate partnerships between educators, employers, and the community at large 

NOSS, The National Organization for Student Success, (formerly known as NADE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

P.O. Box 963, Northport, AL 35476      Phone: 205.331.5997       Email:         NOSS W-9      

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