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.

Our Goals

  1. Increased EPP capacity, in collaboration with SEA and LEAs, to off­er high-quality instruction for teacher and leader candidates.
  2. Improved SEA capacity, in collaboration with EPPs and SEAs, to track and evaluate the impact of policy on the ability to attract, prepare and sustain teachers and leaders, and change policy when appropriate.
  3. Increased SEA, EPP, and LEA capacity to use multiple data sources to inform continuous improvement of personnel preparation systems to attract, prepare, and retain teachers and leaders
  4. Increased capacity of SEAs, EPPs, and LEAs, and other state organizations to collaborate and implement plans that sustain and scale up reform efforts.

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