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.
1. CCSS Alignment
The student’s evidence and inferences demonstrate a comprehension of grade level text. For example, the student makes the inference that when finding home, neighbors are not welcoming to the family. The student made that inference based on the quote, “Eggs explode like smears of snot on our front door.”
RL.8.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
2. CCSS Alignment
When planning for the essay, the student highlighted the best evidence from all evidence collected, demonstrating proficiency in W.8.2. Much of this evidence was incorporated into the final essay.
W.8.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.