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NCLII-2’s partners provide ongoing advisement and guidance, contribute content to the consortium’s Intensive Intervention Core Curriculum, and provide opportunities for internships, research involvement, and advanced leadership training.

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21. OSEP, directly and through its partners and grantees, develops a wide range of research-based products, publications, and resources to assist states, local district personnel, and families to improve results for students with disabilities. The Project Officer for NCLII is Celia Rosenquist.

The National Center for Intensive Intervention (NCII) works to build capacity of state and local education agencies, universities, practitioners, and other stakeholders to support implementation of intensive intervention in reading, mathematics, and behavior for students with severe and persistent learning and/or behavioral needs. NCII is housed at the American Institutes for Research and works in conjunction with many of the nation’s most distinguished data-based individualization (DBI) experts. It is funded by OSEP and is part of OSEP’s Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network.

The CEEDAR (Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform) Center is a national technical assistance center that helps states and institutions of higher education reform their teacher and leader preparation programs, revise licensure standards to align with reforms, refine personnel evaluation systems, and realign policy structures and professional learning systems to develop teachers and leaders who can successfully prepare students with disabilities to achieve college and career ready standards.

The IRIS (IDEA ’04 and Research for Inclusive Settings) Center is a national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, especially those with disabilities birth through age twenty-one, through the use of effective evidence-based practices and interventions. The center’s primary objective is to create and infuse resources about evidence-based practices into preservice preparation and professional development programs. To facilitate this process, IRIS disseminates and offers trainings on those resources. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the IRIS Center is headquartered at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA.

In addition to the partners listed above, collaborating partners for NCLII-1 (2014-2019) also included the two centers listed below.


Vanderbilt University’s A3 (Accelerating Academic Achievement) Research Center is an IES-funded initiative that develops and evaluates interventions (e.g., instructional approaches, curricula, technology) to accelerate the academic achievement of students with or at risk for learning disabilities in grades 3 through 5. The A3 Initiative takes a comprehensive approach to tackling the problem of improving the academic achievement, namely reading and mathematics achievement, of students with or at risk for learning disabilities who demonstrate the most intractable learning problems.

The Center to Improve Project Performance (CIPP) provides technical assistance to grantees and staff of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). CIPP’s overall mission is to advance the rigor and objectivity of evaluations conducted by or for OSEP-funded projects so that the results of these evaluations can be used by projects to improve their performance and used by OSEP for future funding decisions, strategic planning, and program performance measurement.

The contents of this website were developed under grants from the U.S. Department of Education, #H325H140001 and #H325190003. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Celia Rosenquist.

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