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 partnership, Achieve, the Council of Chief State School Officers and EducationCounsel have developed State Transition to High-Quality, College/Career-Ready Assessments: A Workbook for State Action on Key Policy, Legal and Technical Issues. Over the next few years, states will be transitioning to new, high-quality assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or other state college- and career-ready (CCR) standards. States are committed to making this transition in a manner that is determined and thoughtful – to help transform teaching and learning, advance CCR outcomes, and close achievement gaps. The purpose of this document is to provide states with a workbook to inform this transition to high-quality, CCR assessments, with a particular focus on the policy, legal, and technical decisions states must address. This workbook (along with state team meetings and other supports) is meant to help each state (1) evaluate its current readiness for this important transition, (2) identify priority issues for state action, and (3) develop a workplan to guide assessment transition over time. This workbook was initially presented in draft for use at the CCSSO state team meeting on transition to high-quality, CCR assessments on August 20-21, 2013. We are continuing to revise and expand as appropriate to keep information updated and relevant.