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.
To make college and career readiness a priority in the states, in 2005, Achieve launched the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network.
Starting with only a handful of states, the Network grew to include 35 states (shown in blue on the map) educating 85 percent of all U.S. public school students. Through the ADP Network governors, state education officials, postsecondary leaders and business executives work together to improve postsecondary preparation by aligning high school standards, graduation requirements and assessment and accountability systems with the demands of college and careers.
To close the expectations gap, ADP Network states committed to the following four actions:
- Align high school standards and assessments with the knowledge and skills required for the demands of college and careers.
- Establish graduation requirements that require all high school graduates to complete a college- and career-ready curriculum so that earning a diploma assures a student is prepared for postsecondary education.
- Develop statewide high school assessment systems anchored to college- and career- ready expectations.
- Create comprehensive accountability and reporting systems that promote college and career readiness for all students.
Although all Network states are committed to a common set of key policy priorities, there's no one-size-fits-all approach. Each state has developed its own action plan for carrying out the agenda.