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 2001, at the request of the Massachusetts Department of Education, Achieve conducted an evaluation of the state's K–12 mathematics standards and grade 10 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests in English language arts and math. The state's English language arts standards weren't analyzed because Achieve believes these are already among the best standards in the nation and uses them as "exemplary standards" against which other states' standards are compared.
The results showed that Massachusetts has made substantial progress in developing and implementing two essential components of standards-based reform — strong standards and assessments that measure what the standards expect.