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.
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) realize the vision of The National Research Council's Framework for K-12 Science Education by requiring students to learn scientific content by engaging in the practices of science and applying crosscutting concepts (e.g., patterns, cause and effect). This integration of the three dimensions reflects the Framework's research on how students best learn science, and it is integral to the implementation of the NGSS. Achieve's Senior Vice President, Stephen Pruitt, shared what three-dimensional learning is and how it helps students explain phenomena. Stephen then held a conversation with Trish Shelton, Science Teacher and Teacher Leader, Boone County High School, Kentucky, who shared her experience as an educator putting three-dimensional learning into practice in her classroom. Presented May 12, 2015.