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 assist states in gauging the strength of their implementation plans and to illustrate how to improve them, Education First and Achieve partnered on the development of a new “Common Core State Standards Implementation Rubric and Self-Assessment Tool.” This tool sets a high quality standard for a strong state role, provides some concrete details and examples to help state leaders get there and profiles some promising state approaches.
Recognizing differences in state tradition, restrictions and authority for education as well as the central role of districts and other partners in implementation, the rubric identifies a strong state role that attends to three essential outcomes:
- Accountability for results
- Quality of services and products
- Alignment of services and products with the expectations articulated in the CCSS.
This tool is designed to be useful for all states implementing the Common Core State Standards – whether they are members of PARCC, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium or both.
In addition, the tool is intended to complement a workbook that Achieve and the Education Delivery Institute (EDI) released, Implementing the Common Core State Standards: A Workbook for State and Local Leaders.