About Us

Every Student Deserves an Equitable Opportunity to Achieve.


Our Mission

CEEDAR stands for “Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform.” Our mission is to support students with disabilities in achieving college- and career-ready standards by building the capacity of state personnel preparation systems to prepare teachers and leaders to implement evidence-based practices within multi-tiered systems of support.

What We Do

We partner with state education agencies (SEA), educator preparation providers, local school districts and other stakeholders to:


Teacher and Leader Preparation Programs


Licensure Standards to Align with Reforms


Personnel Evaluation Systems


Policy Structures and Professional Learning Systems

Our Partners

Our Leadership

Our leadership team consists of representation from each of our partner organizations: the University of Florida, the American Institutes for Research, and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

University of Florida

American Institutes for Research