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 2001, leaders in three states — Maryland, Massachusetts and Texas — asked Achieve to conduct independent reviews of their policies and practices around standards, assessment, accountability, teaching quality and public engagement. The opportunity to study and report on three high-reform states — states that amassed a record of successful, broadly implemented improvements — presented an unusual opportunity to explore key drivers of higher achievement. This report, Three Paths, One Destination: Standards-Based Reform in Maryland, Massachusetts and Texas, creates a picture of standards-based reform that can inform other states as they make the tough choices necessary over to raise standards and achievement.