CEEDAR Center Releases ‘Innovation Configurations’ for Program Evaluation
The Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform Center (CEEDAR Center) has released three new program evaluation tools, called innovation configurations, in partnership with the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at the American Institutes for Research. The innovation configurations are designed to help evaluate teacher preparation programs and professional development activities for the extent to which they incorporate evidence-based practices in a particular area:
- Transition Services for Students With Disabilities
- Universal Design for Learning
- Culturally Responsive Teaching
Each innovation configuration contains research- and evidence-based practices, evaluation matrices, and recommendations for improvement at the educator preparation program and district levels. The results from the configuration matrices can be used to support program change to incorporate evidence-based practices into programs or professional development opportunities at the district, state, and university levels.
The CEEDAR Center is a national technical assistance center dedicated to supporting states in their efforts to develop teachers and leaders who can successfully prepare students with disabilities to achieve college- and career-ready standards. The center is supported by a cooperative agreement awarded to the University of Florida by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. AACTE is a national partner of the center.