Publications

Achieve publishes national and state reports as well as policy briefs, surveys, and white papers that focus on preparing all students for college and careers. All of these publications are available to the public for free in PDF format.  

June 22, 2015 | 
In joint partnership, Achieve and the Aspen Institute have developed a toolkit for state and district leaders who have adopted college- and career-ready (CCR) standards and want direct feedback related to the status of CCR standards implementation statewide in order to better understand the needs of schools and districts. The toolkit includes four openly-licensed tools to support state and district leaders in monitoring implementation of CCR standards.
May 14, 2015 | 
This report details the discrepancies between student proficiencies as reported by states to students, parents, and educators, and as reported by NAEP, considered the gold standard of student assessment for comparisons across state lines.
April 21, 2015 | 
This document addresses the role of summative assessment in supporting CBP, clarifies key assessment challenges, and provides examples and recommendations that will be useful in guiding those who wish to design and implement assessment systems to support CBP.
April 01, 2015 | 
This brief, informed by Achieve's work with states through the OER Institute and released in 2013, includes three potential areas for cross-state collaboration to support the use of OER and also describes four key findings to date from the OER Institute.
March 17, 2015 | 
Achieve has developed the following recommendations for states to help share key strategies from states that have begun using Open Educational Resources (OER) as part of the college- and career-ready implementation plans to continue advancement of OER across states.

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