Student Achievement Partners

Who We Are

At Student Achievement Partners (SAP), we design and share evidence-based literacy and mathematics guidance and resources that center students, particularly those who are marginalized. We share these resources freely with educators across the country through our website Our goal is to influence all levels of the system to ensure that:

  • states, districts, and school leaders design coherent instructional systems and policies; 
  • teachers apply a vision of rigorous, equitable teaching and learning; and 
  • students experience improved understanding of grade-level content and joyful, relevant learning.

We are a diverse team that works in partnership with other passionate change-makers to design tools and resources, professional learning, and other supports, grounded in research and the realities of the classroom. 

SAP’s internal structure is designed to support employees to thrive in a collaborative, remote environment that centers equitable design practices. All staff work together to support each member of the team and elevate their talents, skills, and lived experiences. We do this so that each of our skill sets, voices, and personal and professional journeys contribute to the work of ensuring students experience improved understanding of grade-level content and joyful, relevant learning. We value and provide growth opportunities to individuals who demonstrate a commitment to learning about equitable literacy and mathematics instruction, and its impact on the broader education ecosystem.  

We use team collaboration software such as Zoom Video Conference, Microsoft Teams, Dropbox and Google Docs to facilitate communication and collaboration while working remotely.

How We Work

We work in project-based design teams that include internal staff and external consultants and co-designers. Working collaboratively, these teams employ an equitable design approach to identify, define, investigate, and address challenges that education stakeholders (systems, educators, and students) are experiencing in the field. To do this work effectively and impactfully, there are nine principles that guide our organization, our work, and our relationships.