The Achieve Story
Macmillan has several market-leading software solutions which have served over 20 million students in the past decade. Four years ago we set out to take the best features of each solution and marry them into a platform that is intuitive and flexible.
Ease of use
Loved by students
Uses learning research
Provides adaptive quizzing to over 10 million students
Online homework with feedback
Market leading student engagement system
Automated geolocation attendance
Simple & quick setup
The most successful flipped class product in the last ten years
Designed with extensive learning research baked in
Learning Science and Insights
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 co-designed with Macmillan for several years both in the classroom and in the lab.
Two levels of Institutional Review Board
Macmillan is also the only publisher to secure two levels of Institutional Review Board approval for *every* study of Achieve—giving us unprecedented access to student performance and perceptions.
A carefully crafted platform
We have always developed carefully vetted and respected content, but we proceeded to refine our structure to develop software and implemented best practices such as Common Design Language, User Testing Laboratory, Robust User and Quality Testing Environment.
Proven Student Success
Macmillan Learning has conducted research for several years on how and for whom Achieve works best. These data points come out of that research.
Students who complete at least 81% of their pre-class activities can expect an 8% boost on their final exam scores.
3.26 out of 4 instructors strongly agree that Achieve can enhance learning in this course.
82% of students reported actively learning in their course this semester
70% of students who reported that digital learning tools cannot enhance learning, reported that Achieve helped them gain mastery
88% of students* reported that Achieve activities were engaging
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.
Benefits & Features
Engage students both inside and outside of class
Pre-built assignments include a variety of activities to engage students both inside and outside of class.
Designed for students of all levels
Achieve was designed for students of all levels of motivation and preparedness, whether they are high achievers or need extra support.
Macmillan partners with you
The instructor and student experience is the heart of Achieve, from our initial development, to the ease of use, to the expert customer support.
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.
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.
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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.