Publications

December 18, 2012 | 
The Common Core State Standards provide an opportunity to realize systemic change and ensure that American students are held to the same high expectations in mathematics and literacy as their global peers — regardless of state or zip code. The success of such change requires the thoughtful attention of school counselors. This Action Brief for school counselors is a starting point.
December 10, 2012 | 
This report identifies the types and ranges of college- and career-ready skills reflected in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy, using two sets of skills statements – the Deeper Learning Standards and the Career Cluster Essential Knowledge and Skills Statements – as benchmarks.
November 05, 2012 | 
As states adopt and implement bold education reforms intended to dramatically increase a student’s likelihood of graduating from high school prepared for college and career, there is a strong sense among many states that reporting the right data to the right people at the right time, and reporting it well, is an essential path toward meeting their college and career readiness (CCR) goals.
October 03, 2012 | 
Achieve, in partnership with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), conducted a national survey of almost 4,700 human resource (HR) professionals from across nine industries to better understand how the skills mismatch affects companies’ hiring practices — and how companies’ hiring practices affect the skills mismatch. The report shows that organizations are demanding more education and technical training than before, a trend expected to continue in the future.
September 19, 2012 | 
To inform and rally more advocates within the business community, Achieve and the GE Foundation have developed Business Resources for a College- and Career-Ready America for business leaders interested in supporting college- and career-ready education reform.

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