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CITES partners with educators and families to address barriers to inclusive technology practices. Together, we’re building the CITES Framework, which will be useful to districts across the country to create inclusive technology ecosystems in schools.

CITES Partner Organizations

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Pioneers in the development of Universal Design for Learning, CAST’s mission is to reduce barriers and build opportunity for all learners to succeed. CAST achieves this by helping educators and organizations apply insights from the learning sciences and leading-edge practices to educational design and implementation. 

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The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. AIR's overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. 

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Logo for the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations. 


Logo for Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)

The SPAN Parent Advocacy Network has started, piloted, and run multiple projects and programs for parents of children from birth to age 21, all the while teaching families and caregivers to be advocates for their children and leaders in their communities in collaboration with their school districts. 

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Logo for the Evergreen Evaluation and Consulting (EEC)

Evergreen Evaluation & Consulting works collaboratively to develop evaluation strategies that provide ongoing formative and summative feedback that informs teams of progress and ensures the quality, relevance, and usefulness of products.

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Framework Development Districts 

Framework Development Districts have a long-term commitment with CITES to try out evidence-based practices and provide cyclical feedback on what works to build an inclusive technology ecosystem. What we learn together will inform the development of the CITES Framework.

Knowledge Development Districts

Knowledge Development Districts serve as exemplars in one or more areas of inclusive technology implementation and are helping to inform the development of the CITES Framework.  

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