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.
A joint effort between the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve has created the foundation for all students to have a solid K-12 science education.
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K-12 science standards created through a collaborative, state-led process. 26 Lead Partner States provided leadership to the standards writing teams. These lead state partners continue to provide guidance to states as they consider adoption of the NGSS.
The standards are based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education, which was developed by the National Research Council, the staffing arm of the National Academy of Sciences, and released in July 2011. The vision laid out in the Framework identifies what students need to know and be able to do to be a functional citizen, which includes being scientifically literate and an effective member of the U.S. workforce. Visit the NGSS Website.