Developing quality instructional materials isn't easy. All teachers deserve access to well-organized, high-quality resources they can use to meet the daily needs of their students. More than just writing lesson plans, developers organize and sequence learning goals and instructional ideas into classroom activities and routines for teachers and students.
Achieve can help by providing an unbiased review  of your materials using our EQuIP Rubric for Science . Reviews carefully detail the evidence for how thoroughly the materials are designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and include suggestions for making them even more so. Our goal is to help the science education community understand what the NGSS look like in practice and to help the field define and describe these standards. For that reason, our reviews are free for instructional materials that are free and open to all educators. For proprietary materials, we will charge a fee based on our internal costs to conduct a review. High-scoring products will be highlighted on our website; all other reviews will be confidential. We are uniquely positioned to support the creation and adoption of aligned materials as we coordinated the development of the NGSS and actively support educators across the country with standards implementation.
We are broadening our reach to identify more high-quality materials designed for the NGSS. We hope the reviews will help both those developing materials - whether in the classroom, a university, or a publishing company - and those looking for quality materials to support implementation.
Here's what we offer:
Service 1: Review of Free and Publicly-Available Instructional Materials
Service 2: Review of Instructional Materials During Development
Service 3: Review of Proprietary Instructional Materials
Additionally, Achieve now offers an NGSS Design digital badge as an option for developers who have had their materials reviewed through the Achieve process. This badge can be used in marketing and promotional materials associated with the product in question.