- Supports students and instructors during every step of learning
- Provides flexible tools and great content to teach the way you want, for your course, and with your students
- Built for students of all levels of preparation and motivation
Achieve is Macmillan’s next-generation online learning system: a fully mobile, accessible, and flexible learning system. Building on the best features of our legacy platforms, Achieve offers powerful assessment tools and content to support students of all levels of preparation in an intuitive and user-friendly system. These tools also easily integrate with your school's LMS if needed for a seamless experience.
The Achieve Story
Macmillan has several market-leading software solutions which have served over 20 million students in the past decade. In 2015, we set out to take the best features of each solution and marry them into a platform that is intuitive and flexible.
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Built in partnership with instructors and students
Our Learning Science and Insights team helped guide the design and development process with the latest research and efficacy results from testing. Instructors and students then co-designed with Macmillan for several years both in the classroom and in the lab. Now that Achieve is available, our Learning Science team continues to research different aspects of Achieve, such as the Goal-setting and Reflection Surveys, to determine what is effective and they then work with our Product Teams to make improvements to Achieve based on data from users. For more information on how our Learning Science team conducts their research or to check out new findings click here to view more of our Learning Science Research.
Engaging Students with Active Learning
We know from research–and from time in the classroom–that students who are active participants in their learning are more likely to understand and retain new concepts–and it makes the learning process more fun. Knowing this, Achieve includes plenty of opportunities for active learning, including the integration with iClicker, our award-winning student response system, as well as many different tools for learning, such as videos, simulations, and animations, and the diverse question types and assignments that assess understanding of that material.
Options for Access
Whether you are looking to have all of your students in Achieve on the first day, with one of our Inclusive Access programs, or you want to make sure all your grades are in your learning management system (LMS), Achieve is the program for you.
Proven Student Success
Based on a survey of Achieve users in Fall of 2021 with over 200 instructor and over 3000 student responses.
Purposeful usage of Achieve is effective.
Students using more of their courses’ assignments and having higher grades on those assignments, had higher exam scores. Students with higher grades on their assignments (gradebook average) could expect to be 8 points higher on exams. Students that use or engage with less than the median student in each course can expect to perform 4% to 12% lower on their exams (depending on how much less work the student did), while students that use more than the typical, perform 1.5% to 3% higher on their exams.
88% of students said Achieve was easy to use.
82% of students agreed that Achieve helped them develop, practice, and apply skills associated with their course.
80% of instructors agree that Achieve helped students improve their knowledge of the course material.
How does Achieve work for individual disciplines?
Achieve offers an e-book, course- and book-specific resources, gradebook, LearningCurve adaptive quizzing, assessment tools, insights and reporting, and integration options. See which features are available for your discipline.
Helping students succeed with Achieve
Access your content anywhere with Achieve
Adaptive Quizzing: Simple and Effective.
Goal-setting and Reflection Surveys in Achieve Work
Maximize Class Time with Achieve's Activity Guides
Achieve Faculty Consultants
Looking for ideas on how you can use Achieve in your class? Visit our community to connect with our faculty consultants.
Hear from Users
We have had a large number of students and instructors try out Achieve so far. Here's what a few of those users had to say about it.
I found Achieve was readily accessible and was not complicated to pick up or to use anywhere, any time.”
Being able to go over something as many times as you would like till it is ironed into your brain is nice. I like being able to coincide assignments with exams to make sure I understand the content.”
“ As I continue to progress in my position, there are more responsibilities outside of the classroom that require more of my time. Having Achieve relieves some stress for this course as I know it takes less time for me to prepare things on my own.”
“ For some reason, these students worked together far more than is common. Like a lot more. They have long meetings in the library several times a week, and a significant portion of the class goes. It is, in one word, amazing.”
“The pre-lecture activities helped the students to participate more in the class.”
Achieve can all be integrated with the tools of your choice.
Experience the best in classroom engagement! iClicker has once again been voted as the winner of the Campus Technology Reader's Choice Award for best student response and classroom engagement system.
Inclusive Access is a program that ensures that every student has access to their course materials through their LMS on the first day of class.
Talk to your local representative about your integration options.