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.
At the request of the State Education Department and in conjunction with the Business Coalition for Education Excellence, Achieve conducted an evaluation of the state's science standards, originally adopted in 1996, and the alignment of its grade 4 and 8 tests to those standards. Achieve shared its preliminary findings in a detailed report prior to New Jersey undertaking a revision of its science standards in 2001. Based on Achieve’s recommendations, New Jersey made changes to its science standards. Achieve provided the state with a summary of the evaluation of the state’s revised standards as compared with the 1996 edition, and the alignment of its science tests to the 1996 standards.