Achieve is an independent, nonpartisan education reform organization dedicated to working with states to raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments, and strengthen accountability. Achieve supports states to adopt high-quality instructional materials, to ensure equity in course-taking by students, and to "test their test" by gauging alignment to state standards, quality of content, and depth of cognitive demand. Ensuring that instruction and measurement for deeper learning is rigorous will require states to adopt materials and assessment systems based on quality rather than choose them primarily on the basis of price or simplicity.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of state adoptions of OER materials
Achieve plans to work with a set of states to support training in OER tools and guidelines developed under a previous grant. The project also intends to merge its work with the EQuIP project to support states as they move toward adoption of next-generation digital resources.
for developing instructional materials and new state assessments
For developing instructional materials and new state assessments.
for a 22-state initiative to evaluate alignment of instructional materials to the Common Core
This national leader in standards-based school reform proposes to expand its work with states in support of the Common Core. With this grant, Achieve would drive the educational marketplace to make high-quality instructional materials widely available as OER, advancing our goal of improving the quality of curricular materials.