Publications

August 03, 2015 | 
This report captures key findings and identifies areas for further work.
July 09, 2015 | 
“Best of Both Worlds: How Massachusetts Vocational Schools are Preparing Students for College and Careers,” highlights the state’s policies that promote strong programming. Massachusetts encourages the completion of MassCore, the state’s college- and career-ready course of study, incentivizes rigorous academic standards through school accountability measures, offers capacity-building support, and has fostered multiple workforce partnerships. The brief also showcases how several programs within the state are integrating real-world learning, foster caring relationships, and focus on continuous improvement in service of strong student outcomes.
July 09, 2015 | 
This brief demonstrates Ohio’s progress in developing strong policies for career and technical education (CTE) programs to promote rigor, including college- and career-ready graduation requirements for all students, integrated college and career pathways, partnerships with workforce partners, and clear public-reporting systems. It describes those state-level efforts and highlights individual CTE programs that are thriving across the state.
June 22, 2015 | 
In joint partnership, Achieve and the Aspen Institute have developed a toolkit for state and district leaders who have adopted college- and career-ready (CCR) standards and want direct feedback related to the status of CCR standards implementation statewide in order to better understand the needs of schools and districts. The toolkit includes four openly-licensed tools to support state and district leaders in monitoring implementation of CCR standards.
May 14, 2015 | 
This report details the discrepancies between student proficiencies as reported by states to students, parents, and educators, and as reported by NAEP, considered the gold standard of student assessment for comparisons across state lines.

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