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.
Through the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative, states and territories have collaborated in the development of a common core of standards in English language arts and mathematics for grades Kindergarten through twelve that have been adopted by the majority of states. Designed not only for the purpose of providing strong, shared expectations, the Common Core State Standards also allow adopting states to collectively create and share high-quality tools such as assessments, curricula, instructional materials (such as textbooks and software), and professional development programs.
As educators and policymakers review the CCSS for English Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy, they will want to consider the way these new standards compare to, and build on, existing standards in ELA. This brief describes the comparison between the CCSS and the standards of two states that have been leaders in standards-based ELA education: California and Massachusetts.