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.
One of the clearest findings from our feedback sessions is that families need support throughout the process of reviewing assessment results. As such, states and school districts can use a variety of strategies to help families understand the information and the steps they can take based on the information. One important strategy is to accompany reports with materials that anticipate and address questions that families are likely to pose. As such, we have provided a sample letter and sample flyer that a state may adapt to its context and provide to schools for family outreach. In addition, we have provided sample questions for a FAQ site that a state may host for a parent audience. These materials are completely open to states to adapt for their own use (CC BY Achieve 2015).