National Center on Intensive Intervention

The Mission of the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) is to build the capacity of state and local education agencies, universities, practitioners, and other stakeholders to support implementation of intensive intervention in literacy, mathematics, and behavior for students with severe and persistent learning and/or behavioral needs, often in the context of their multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) or special education services. NCII’s approach to intensive intervention is data-based individualization (DBI), a research-based process that integrates the systematic use of assessment data, validated interventions, and intensification strategies.

Director(s): Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds, Lou Danielson

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Specialty Area

  • Educator Preparation
  • Evidence Based Practices
  • Family Engagement
  • Intensive Supports
  • Measuring Student Growth
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
  • Response to Intervention
  • Special Education
  • System Alignment

Primary Audience

  • Administrators
  • Families
  • School Counselors
  • School Districts
  • Schools
  • State Education Agencies
  • Teachers


  • Consulting
  • Content Expertise
  • Convening Stakeholders
  • Facilitation



Colorado, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Washington

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Additional Information

Other Primary Audiences: State Technical Assistance Partners (PD Providers; Coaches); Some secondary audiences such as teacher preparation programs; educators; families; related service providers.

Other Services Provided: As part of intensive technical assistance we may support states in developing/refining coaching models/delivery to support implementation. Products/resource development; public webinars; presentations at national; state; and local conferences

Other Specialty Areas: Intensive Intervention; Data-based Individualization