• About Us

  • Who We Are

    Student Achievement Partners is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving K-12 student achievement through evidence-based action. We believe that challenging academic standards are the foundation for improved outcomes for all students. Our work has a particular focus on ensuring that high-quality, standards-aligned instruction and resources address the barriers created by racism or poverty and reach students on whose behalf we have the most work to do.

    Our day-to-day work supports all facets of coherent, content-focused instructional systems that reflect the latest research on what works for raising student achievement. We support individual classroom teachers, districts, states, partner organizations, publishers, and many others to provide students with the rigorous academic experience they deserve.

    This site offers hundreds of math and literacy instructional resources at no cost for teachers and those who support them. We invite you to explore and use these materials, sign up for our newsletter, and become part of a dynamic network committed to raising student achievement in schools across the country.

  • How We Work

    All students, regardless of background, have the right to a high-quality, rigorous, standards-aligned education. In our efforts to meet this mandate, we maximize both the influence and impact of our work by adhering to the following principles:

    We hold 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.

    We do not accept fees 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.

  • Our History

    Student Achievement Partners was founded by David Coleman, Susan Pimentel, and Jason Zimba and became a 501c3 nonprofit in November 2011. The founders were all lead writers of the Common Core State Standards in ELA/literacy and mathematics. They formed Student Achievement Partners to address the ongoing need for practical, evidence-based, support for teachers and school leaders making game-changing shifts to align their instructional materials, assessments, and practice to college- and career-ready standards.

  • Our Team