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.
Achieve's guiding principle in K-12 standards has been to clearly define what students should know and be able to do throughout their K-12 experience anchored in college- and career-ready expectations.
Aligned standards provide the foundation to improve curriculum, instruction and assessment and better prepare students for college and the workplace. They also communicate core learning goals to teachers, parents and students.
Adoption of college- and career-ready standards is a first step; states need to determine what courses align to specific standards, how to incorporate the standards into pathways to graduation, and how to measure college and career-ready standards through assessments that signal readiness for college and careers.