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.
Local school board members are a key link between school districts and communities. They represent public concerns around testing and can hold district officials accountable. Given the critical role that local school boards play, Achieve and the National School Boards Association have developed “Assessment 101” resources for school board members. This professional development module is designed to:
- outline the critical role school boards play in supporting high quality assessment systems;
- introduce school board members to key assessment concepts and issues;
- provide an introduction to the Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts as a process to streamline testing and support limited, high-quality assessments for all students.
The following resources are included in the Assessment 101 module:
- Assessment 101 slide decks – Parts 1-2 and Part 3
- Assessment 101 handouts – Parts 1-2 and Part 3
- Assessment 101 Facilitator's Guide
- Assessment 101 Glossary
- Assessment 101 Scenarios
- Assessment 101 Formative, Interim, and Summative Assessment Exercise
- Assessment 101 References and Resources.
A related article appeared in the October 2016 edition of American School Boards Journal.
The assessment inventory is openly licensed under CC BY 4.0. As such, districts are free to use and modify. If modified, please attribute Achieve and re-title.