College and Career Readiness
American Diploma Project
At the close of the 2005 National Education Summit on High Schools, Achieve worked states to expand the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network- an action-oriented coalition committed to improving America's high schools.
Massachusetts is one of 22 states who have partnered with the American Diploma Project (ADP) and Achieve to align our state standards with college and work ready standards developed by Achieve and college-ready standards from ACT and the SAT.
Based upon a recently completed analysis by Achieve, Massachusetts standards are nearly fully aligned with the demands of postsecondary education and work. Future alignment plans include regional follow-up meetings with state college/university English and math instructors/department heads as well as business and industry forums.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has also begun to develop companion documents that support the state standards in the curriculum frameworks that provide clear instructional approaches for educators. The Department is in the process of reaching out to the business community for examples of relevant assignments and projects that employees are expected to complete. These examples would be included in the curriculum framework companion documents to provide further clarity about the writing and math expectations in the workplace.
For more information, please visit the American Diploma Project's web site.