• About Us

  • Our purpose

    Student Achievement Partners was founded by David Coleman, Susan Pimentel and Jason Zimba, lead writers of the Common Core State Standards. We are a non-profit organization with one purpose: to help all students and teachers see their hard work lead to greater student achievement.

    As educators, as researchers, and as citizens, we view the changes brought by the Common Core and other state standards with a similar focus on college and career readiness as a once-in-a-generation opportunity for kids of all backgrounds and ability levels to better fulfill their potential. Like the standards themselves, we are evidence-based in our approach. Our work is aimed at ensuring that teachers across the country are able to put the standards to work, quickly and effectively, to help their students and colleagues aspire to a higher standard and reach it. Accordingly, the content available on this site is assembled by and for educators and is freely available to everyone to use, modify and share.

    We invite educators and people curious about the Common Core State Standards to explore what the site has to offer, including hundreds of math and literacy resources for teachers, resources for leaders who are putting college and career readiness standards into action in their own schools, and opportunities to become an advocate for the Common Core and college and career readiness for all students.

  • Our principles

    Student Achievement Partners reserves no right to intellectual property

    Our goal is to create and disseminate high quality materials as widely as possible. All resources that Student Achievement Partners creates are open source and available at no cost. We encourage states, districts, schools, and teachers to take our resources and make them their own.

    Student Achievement Partners does not compete for federal, state or district contracts

    Ensuring that states and districts have excellent materials for teachers and students is a top priority. We do not compete for these contracts because we work with our partners to develop high quality RFPs that support the Common Core State Standards.

    Student Achievement Partners does not accept money from publishers

    We work with states and districts to obtain the best materials for teachers and students. We are able to independently advise our partners because we have no financial interests with any publisher of educational materials. Student Achievement Partners’ independence is essential to our work.

  • Student Achievement Partners In The News
      • 2015-03-17 | Student Achievement Partners

      New Teaching the Core Video Library Created

      Student Achievement Partners is delighted to announce the launch of the Teaching the Core Video Library, a project supported by the Danielson Group and funded by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Created by educators, the library is a free, easily searchable database of bell-to-bell lessons that are annotated to highlight exemplary Common Core-aligned instructional actions.

      • 2015-01-08 | Tools for the Common Core Standards

      Jason Zimba: The Common Core and Different Instructional Approaches

      Jason Zimba, one of the lead writers of the Common Core and co-founder of SAP, has written a blog post entitled: When the Standard Algorithm Is the Only Algorithm Taught. The blog addresses the relationship between the Common Core and pedagogy, specifically looking at the way in which the Standards allow for different instructional approaches.

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  • Our Team
  • Contact

    We are able to respond to inquiries more efficiently through email. To contact Student Achievement Partners with questions regarding the Standards or any content found on achievethecore.org, we recommend emailing us at info@studentsachieve.net.

    Office Address:
    75 Broad Street
    26th Floor
    New York, New York 10004

    For general inquires about Student Achievement Partners, you can reach us at 212-510-8533.