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.
The 2016 Draft Louisiana Standards for English Language Arts (referred to in this report as the draft 2016 ELA Standards) reflect the best available evidence of what students need to learn in order to be prepared for college and careers. Louisiana’s Standards for English Language Arts substantially meet Achieve’s criteria. There are two areas that deserve further attention by the writers: (1) To be well prepared for postsecondary success, high school graduates must be able to apply literacy skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking – not only in ELA classrooms but also across academic disciplines as well as within career and technical courses; and (2) To ensure students are prepared for the rigors of post-secondary endeavors, Louisiana needs to provide educators clear guidance on what is regarded as appropriate grade-level complexity of texts from grades 2-12.