About Us

Every Student Deserves an Equitable Opportunity to Succeed.


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 departments, institutes of higher education, local 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

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Our Leadership

We have a leadership team consisting of leaders that represent 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

Council of Chief State School Officers

OSEP LogoThis website was produced under U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Award No. H325A170003. David Guardino serves as the project officer. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the positions or polices of the U.S. Department of Education. No official endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any product, commodity, service, or enterprise mentioned in this website is intended or should be inferred.