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.
In 2002, OBEC, the Oklahoma Department of Education, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Governor's Office asked Achieve to study Oklahoma's policies and practices related to school improvement efforts. Aiming Higher analyzed the education policies and decisions that govern the progress of reform in three areas: standards, assessment and accountability.
Achieve focused on overall progress made in standards, assessments and accountability and reported that Oklahoma consistently maintained efforts to raise achievement for more than 10 years, establishing a firm foundation for standards-based reform. We also conducted a separate comprehensive study of the state's standards and tests.