About Achieve

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At Achieve, we are committed to making sure every student graduates from high school ready to succeed in the college or career of their choice.


Created in 1996 by a bipartisan group of governors and business leaders, Achieve is a nonprofit education organization that has spent two decades leading the effort to help states make college and career readiness a priority for all students.

Our diverse team of educators, researchers, advocates, and other experts represents decades of experience at the local, state, and national levels. For the past 20 years, we have delivered expertise and developed solutions for education leaders from across and within states as they tackle common challenges.

o We provide technical assistance on the design, development, adoption, implementation, and advocacy of states’ and districts’ college- and career-ready policies.

o We convene states, experts, and partners to develop solutions to their shared college- and career-ready policy and implementation challenges.

o We conduct research to advance the work of states and the broader education community. This includes studies of high school graduation requirements, implementation strategies for state academic standards, state accountability models, measures of instructional material quality, and analyses of expectations from countries around the world. 

o We develop advocacy resources that address common issues around college, and career readiness. These help national, state, and community-based advocates develop, launch, and refine their own college- and career-ready communications and outreach plans.

Learn more about our work.

Introduction to Achieve