ERIC Number: ED565664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Achieve & the American Diploma Project Network. Updated April 2012
At the 1996 National Education Summit, a bipartisan group of governors and corporate leaders decided to create and lead an organization dedicated to supporting standards-based education reform efforts across the states. To do so, they formed Achieve as an independent, bi-partisan, non-profit education reform organization. This unique perspective has enabled Achieve to set a bold and visionary agenda over the past 15 years. To make college and career readiness a priority in the states, Achieve launched the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network in 2005. Starting with only a handful of states, the Network has now grown to include 35 states educating 85 percent of all U.S. public school students. This paper discusses how Achieve supports ADP Network states through multi-state convenings, regular Network-wide communications, and on-the-ground support. While an impressive amount of progress has been made in the 15 years since Achieve was founded, the reform movement is at a critical juncture where translating good policy into practice will be essential to getting results. To that end, Achieve will focus on: (1) Common Core State Standards Implementation; (2) Next Generation Science Standards; (3) Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC); and (4) Advancing the College and Career Ready Agenda.
Descriptors: Educational Change, College Readiness, Change Strategies, Interstate Programs, Organizational Objectives, Educational Improvement, Academic Standards, Technical Assistance
Achieve, Inc. 1775 Eye Street NW Suite 410, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-419-1540; Fax: 202-828-0911; Web site: http://www.achieve.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Achieve, Inc.
IES Cited: ED557072