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Achieve for Astronomy

Achieve for Astronomy is a comprehensive set of interconnected teaching and assessment tools. Our resources were co-designed with instructors and students, using a foundation of learning research and rigorous testing. The resulting tools for before, during, and after class are proven to be engaging to students of all levels of preparedness for better outcomes.

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The resources in Achieve are designed to provide opportunities for students to deepen their intro-astronomy knowledge and problem-solving skills in Astronomy, while instructors gain insight into class performance and comprehension.

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  1. Assessment

    The question library in Achieve includes built-in coaching tools--hints, error-specific feedback, and fully worked solutions--to guide students toward the correct answers.

  2. Animations and NASA-sourced Videos

    Animations and NASA-sourced videos for each chapter support the text and can be shown in class, online or assigned as homework.

  3. Interactive Labs

    Interactive Labs give students hands-on activities in astronomy. Students can set parameters of the interactive to learn about key concepts in a lab-like activity.

  4. Simulations

    Simulations cover central themes of astronomy. Students can play simulations or click through various phases to view on their own.

  5. LearningCurve Adaptive Quizzing

    LearningCurve offers individualized question sets and feedback based on each student's correct and incorrect responses. All the questions are tied back to the e-book to encourage students to use the resources at hand.

  6. Interactive e-Book

    The e-Book offers highlighting, note-taking, offline access and read aloud functionality. It can be viewed offline on mobile devices.

  7. achieve OpenStax ebook


    OpenStax Astronomy Text is aligned with an Achieve course. The embedded OpenStax text as well as LearningCurve adaptive quizzing is built around OpenStax Learning objectives.

  8. Insights and Reporting

    Insights and Reporting provide powerful analytics, viewable in an elegant dashboard, that offer instructors a window into student progress and facilitate lessons that are specifically tailored to students’ needs.

  9. Gradebook

    An easy-to-use Gradebook provides a clear window onto performance for the whole class, for individual students, and for individual assignments, to help you to give every student the support they need.

  10. Student Engagement with iClicker

    Easy integration and gradebook sync with iClicker classroom engagement solutions pairs perfectly with our suite of in-class active learning resources.

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  11. Faculty Support

    An Instructor’s Resource Manual, Solution Manual, Lecture Slides, Image Slides, and Image, Figure, and Table Slides and Clicker questions support your success.

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A screenshot of an E-book titled 101: Astronomy at Achieve shows a table of contents at the left and page 547 of the book on the right. The page contains a photograph of the Starburst Galaxy M 82.