As per several conversations I have had with students and lack of access on my own account, I have created an alternative assignment for those who can not complete Achieve 3000 on campus.
Your new assignment is to find an article of your choice on Newsela.com and to write a AT LEAST a 2 paragraph (a minimum of 10 sentences) response on the article. Response should include, but are not limited to, the overall topic, why this article peaked your interest, whether you agree or disagree (if it is an opinion peace), your initial impression before you read and your current impressions. You should also be using textual evidence. Be sure you place the title of the article and name of the author.
This assignment will be due by Friday 2/2 and will be a replacement for Achieve 3000 until the tech has been fixed. Again, this is only for students who can not complete the task on campus and are having troubles signing in at home, off the HISD network.