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CITES will create and disseminate a framework of evidence-based practices to help instructional technology and assistive technology programs at local education agencies work together to enhance the use of technology to support all students’ success. The Center will also provide technical assistance to local education agencies, educators, and families to ensure that students with disabilities are able to use the technology tools they need to foster learning and life success.

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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Logo for the American Institutes for Research (AIR)

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. 

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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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