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Region 3 Comprehensive Center (R3CC)

Providing technical assistance to state educational agencies to improve outcomes and close achievement gaps


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We recommend the following sites and resources to navigate the network of our Regional Comprehensive Centers.

Office of Special Education Programs Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) Centers


National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Provides national leadership in the participation of students with disabilities in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts and graduation requirements.

National Center on Student Progress Monitoring (NCSPM)

Provides technical assistance to states and districts and disseminates information about progress-monitoring practices proven to work in different academic content areas (K–5).


ACCESS Center: Improving Outcomes for all Students K–8

Provides technical assistance to strengthen state and local capacity to help students with disabilities effectively learn in the general education curriculum.

Reading Rockets

Provides information and resources on early reading.

Teacher Quality

Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ)

The Center for Teaching Quality seeks to improve student learning and advance the teaching profession by cultivating teacher leadership, conducting timely research and crafting smart policy — all in an effort to ensure that every student in America has a qualified, well-supported and effective teacher.

Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education (COPSSE)

A research center devoted to studying issues affecting teacher quality in special education.

IRIS Center

A dissemination center that provides evidence-based teaching modules to college faculty working in pre-service preparation programs in an effort 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.

National Center for Special Education Personnel and Related Service Providers - The Personnel Center

A technical assistance center that builds state capacity to recruit, prepare and retain highly qualified, diverse personnel for early intervention and special education programs.

High School

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)

Provides support to states in program improvement and secondary transition.

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC)

Provides technical assistance and disseminates information to State Education Agencies, Local Education Authorities, schools and other stakeholders.

National Post-School Outcomes Center (NPSO)

Provides support to states in their efforts to collect data on indicators of school and post-school performance.

HEATH Resource Center

A national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for youth with disabilities.


Teacher Quality Plans

Each state has posted its plans for assessing the need for highly qualified teachers and ensuring that all students are taught by highly qualified teachers.

Title 1 Monitoring Reports

Provides information on how the U.S. Department of Education monitors use of federal funds for public schools and how Student Achievement and School Accountability monitors use of funds by state and local educational agencies.

National Parent Technical Assistance Center (NPTAC)

Assists and coordinates Parent Training and Information Projects and Community Parent Resource Centers under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Gives schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting and sustaining effective schoolwide disciplinary practice.

Region 1: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont — AIR®

Region 2: Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island — WestEd®

Region 3: Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands — ETS

Region 4: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania — PSA

Region 5: Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia — Westat®

Region 6: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina — SERVE

Region 7: Alabama, Florida, Mississippi — RMC

Region 8: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio — ICF®

Region 9 Illinois, Iowa — AIR

Region 10: Minnesota, Wisconsin — WCER

Region 11: Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming — MCREL®

Region 12: Colorado, Kansas, Missouri — MCREL

Region 13: Bureau of Indian Education, New Mexico, Oklahoma — WestEd

Region 14: Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas — Westat

Region 15: Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah — WestEd

Region 16: Alaska, Oregon, Washington — SERRC

Region 17: Idaho, Montana — Education NorthWest®

Region 18: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Palau — PREL

Region 19: American Samoa, Hawaii, Republic of the Marshall Islands — PREL

Organization: Westat
Address: 9901 1H-10 West, Suite 1000; San Antonio, TX 78230
Phone: 1-210-558-4101


Organization: SRI International
Address: 140 Research Drive; Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Phone: 1-540-438-6600


Organization: Mathematica Policy Research
Address: 600 Alexander Park, Suite 100; Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 1-833-227-6125


Organization: Mathematica Policy Research
Address: 600 Alexander Park, Suite 100; Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 1-833-227-6125


Organization: American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Address: 1120 East Diehl Road. Suite 200; Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 1-866-730-6735 or 1-630-649-6500

Northeast & Islands

Organization: Education Development Center, Inc.
Address: 43 Foundry Ave.; Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 1-617-969-7100


Organization: WestEd
Address: 730 Harrison Street; San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 1-866-853-1831


Organization: McREL
Address: 1003 Bishop St., Suite 2200; Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 1-877-768-9222


Organization: Florida Center for Reading Research, Florida State University
Address: 2010 Levy Ave., Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Phone: 1-850-644-9352


Organization: American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Address: 4700 Mueller Blvd.; Austin, TX 78723
Phone: 1-512-476-6861 or 1-800-476-6861


Organization: WestEd
Address: 730 Harrison Street; San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 1-866-853-1831

Equity Assistance Centers

Region I – Northeast and the Atlantic Islands

Serves Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia


Organization: Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium
Address: 5272 River Road, Suite 340; Bethesda, MD 20816
Phone: 1-301-657-7741
Region II – Southeast

Serves Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia


Organization: Southern Education Foundation
Address: 101 Marietta St. NW, 16th Floor (Suite 1650); Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-523-0001
Region III – Central

Serves Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Great Lakes Equity Center


Organization: Indiana University
Address: 902 West New York Street; Indianapolis, IN 46202-5167
Phone: 1-317-278-6832
Fax: 1-317-274-6864
Region IV – West and the Pacific Islands

Serves Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming


Organization: Western Equity Assistance Center
Address: 730 Harrison Street; San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 1-866-853-1831