After 24 years in the K-12 education space, Achieve has shut its doors. Read the statement from Michael Cohen, President of Achieve here.
Our website www.achieve.org will remain available through December 31, 2020.
Former Achieve science team members have founded the NextGenScience project at WestEd where they will continue working with educators and partners across the nation to improve the quality of science education. Please visit their website and @NextGenScience to learn more about their work. They will continue to serve as stewards of the NGSS, sharing resources with the field through the nextgenscience.org website, NGSSNow newsletter, and @OfficialNGS.
All students should graduate from high school ready for college, careers, and citizenship.
In the six years since the Next Generation Science Standards were released, forty-two states have adopted new science standards. Standards are an important policy lever for states to ensure that there are high expectations for all students; but for initiatives to have a long-term impact on the state education system, change needs to happen at all levels of the system - from the classroom level up through state policies. A new report from Achieve reveals the findings from a Science Policy Survey administered during the summer of 2018 to state education agencies to better understand state-level science education policies. The report summarizes the key survey results and provides an overview of states’ K-12 education policies and goals in science. It also aims to identify where states may need to adjust science education policies to create more coherence among policies, elevate examples of state leadership, and to encourage states to take steps to strengthen and develop their programs based on the evidence and resources available.