National Center on Response to Intervention
National Center on Response to Intervention


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CENTER ON INSTRUCTION
The Center on Instruction supports a national network of Regional Comprehensive Centers as they serve state education leaders in helping schools and districts meet the goals of No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—to close the achievement gap and improve teaching and learning for all students. To that end, the Center on Instruction offers information on NCLB; best practices in reading, math, science, special education, and English language learning instruction; syntheses of recent scientific research on instruction; and opportunities for professional development.

Web site: www.centeroninstruction.org
NATIONAL CENTER ON RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION
The National Center on Response to Intervention’s mission is to provide technical assistance and dissemination about proven and promising models for Response to Intervention (RTI) and Early Intervening Services (EIS) to state and local educators, families, and other stakeholders. The Center works in four areas: (a) knowledge production, which involves a technical review committee of experts who independently evaluate the scientific rigor, conditions for successful implementation, and cultural and linguistic competence of all identified models (and components); (b) implementation supports, which involve training and follow-up activities to scale up RTI and EIS on a broad scale; (c) information dissemination, which involves forming communities of practice to improve the likelihood that consumers will adopt RTI models; and (d) formative evaluation, which involves an assessment of the quality, implementation, impact, and cost effectiveness of the services offered.

Web site: www.rti4success.org
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CENTER
The National High School Center serves as the central source of information and expertise on high school improvement for a national network of Regional Comprehensive Centers. Millions of high school students—particularly those with disabilities, with limited proficiency in English, or from low-income backgrounds—need additional support to succeed. To address this challenge, the National High School Center promotes the use of research-supported approaches that help all students learn and become adequately prepared for college, work, and life. The National High School Center identifies research-supported improvement programs and tools, offers user-friendly products, and provides technical assistance services to improve secondary education.

Web site: http://www.betterhighschools.org



IDEA PARTNERSHIP
The IDEA Partnership is dedicated to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities by joining state agencies and stakeholders through shared work and learning.

Web site: www.ideapartnership.org
IRIS CENTER FOR TRAINING ENHANCEMENTS
The IRIS (IDEA and Research for Inclusive Settings) Center for Training Enhancements—a national effort, serving college faculty members working in preservice preparation programs—aims to ensure that general education teachers, school administrators, school nurses, and school counselors are well prepared to work with students who have disabilities and with their families. IRIS is the nation’s only faculty enhancement center established for this purpose.

Web site: http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu
NATIONAL CENTER ON STUDENT PROGRESS MONITORING
The mission of the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring is to provide technical assistance to states and districts and to disseminate information about progress-monitoring practices proven to work in different academic content areas for kindergarten through fifth grade. Educators and families receive information about the effectiveness of progress monitoring that encourages them to adopt the practice. Teachers and other practitioners receive support in translating progress-monitoring research into easily implemented classroom strategies. Technical assistance on progress monitoring transfers knowledge in ways that accommodate differences in teachers’ background, training, and beliefs, as well as differences in the nature and philosophy of the instructional programs and practices already in place.

Web site: www.studentprogress.org
OSEP TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER ON POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS
The OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), was established to address the behavioral and discipline systems needed for the successful learning and social development of students. The Center provides capacity-building information and technical support about behavioral systems to assist states and districts in the design of effective schools.

Web site: www.pbis.org
RTI ACTION NETWORK
The RTI Action Network is dedicated to the effective implementation of RTI in school districts nationwide. Its goal is to guide educators and families in the large-scale implementation of RTI, so that each child has access to quality instruction and that struggling students—including those with learning disabilities—are identified early and receive the necessary supports to be successful. The RTI Action Network is a program of
the National Center for Learning Disabilities, funded by the Cisco Foundation, and in partnership with the nation’s leading education associations and top RTI experts.

Web site: www.rtinetwork.org
STATE IMPLEMENTATION & SCALING-UP OF EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES
The OSEP-funded State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices (SISEP) focuses on smart and strategic implementation strategies. It works to improve state capacity to carry out implementation, organizational change, and systems transformation strategies to maximize achievement outcomes for all students.

Web site: www.fpg.unc.edu/~sisep
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE COORDINATION CENTER
The Technical Assistance Coordination Center (TACC) supports the efforts of OSEP to maintain and increase ongoing communication, collaboration, and coordination among the 40-plus centers in OSEP’s Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) Network, and to expand activities between OSEP’s centers and other relevant federally funded TA&D centers, national professional organizations, and a broad spectrum of stakeholders. The goal of this work is to ensure that states have high-quality, coordinated technical assistance focused on improving educational results and functional outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabili