Publications

Achieve publishes national and state reports as well as policy briefs, surveys, and white papers that focus on preparing all students for college and careers. All of these publications are available to the public for free in PDF format.  

August 11, 2015 | 
English language learners (ELLs) now represent a substantial proportion of students in many districts, and this paper describes their history in the assessment system, the connections between content and English language proficiency (ELP) assessments, and how the assessments these students take can be included in an assessment inventory process such as Achieve’s Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts.
August 06, 2015 | 
Achieve and Jobs for the Future developed this paper to provide research-based guidance to states contemplating whether and how to incorporate indicators of students earning college credit during high school into their accountability systems, including through their accountability formulas and public reporting.
August 05, 2015 | 
This paper, developed through a partnership with the National Center on Educational Outcomes at the University of Minnesota and Achieve, was developed to provide guidance and recommendations about how to include special education in a comprehensive assessment system and address concerns about too much testing for students with disabilities who receive special education services.
August 05, 2015 | 
The purpose of this document is to provide additional guidance and key questions to assist district and community leaders — superintendents, assessment and curriculum leads, teacher leaders, school board members, and local advocates — in ensuring that their district’s assessment inventory process is meaningful and actionable.
August 03, 2015 | 
This brief identifies opportunities for collaboration, integration, and strengthened relationships between CBP and CTE leaders. It explores the leverage points and challenges to integrating CTE into a CBP system, and where possible, offers examples of how states and local districts have started the journey to do so.

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