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.
Achieve's ninth annual "Closing the Expectations Gap" report details states’ progress in adopting and implementing a coherent set of reinforcing policies that will prepare all students for college and careers through:
- Aligning academic content standards in English Language Arts/literacy and mathematics with the demands of college and careers,
- Establishing graduation requirements that expect all students to complete a college- and career-ready course of study,
- Developing statewide assessment systems anchored to college- and career-ready expectations, and
- Creating comprehensive accountability and public reporting systems that promote college and career readiness for all students.
As part of the report, Achieve released supplemental state-specific graduation requirements and assessment data for all 50-states and the District of Columbia. These files are linked below.