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.
Over the past few years, a majority of states have made college and career readiness a top policy priority. In that time, states have made real progress enacting ambitious policies, such as raising standards and graduation requirements in high school. Yet for these reforms to have real impact they will need to be implemented thoughtfully and sustained over the long term. Getting the policy right is hard, but the harder part of education reform is sustaining that policy over time.
Achieve’s Taking Root: Strategies for Sustaining the College- and Career-Ready Agenda identified ten overarching strategies for states to consider as they work to ensure their college- and career-ready agenda will be sustained. This audit distills those ten strategies into seven indicators, which are all strongly associated with sustainable reform. States are encouraged to use this audit to evaluate the strength of their political, social, and economic conditions necessary to sustain the college- and career-ready reforms. The goal of the audit is to highlight states’ strengths and weaknesses and help them prioritize the areas in which they may need to devote additional time and resources.