Database of Federally Funded Technical Assistance and Research Centers

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This database compiles information about technical assistance and research centers, specifically those that are federally funded. The goal of the database is to foster awareness and collaboration, and to provide this online tool to help states, districts, and technical assistance providers find services and opportunities for cooperation and alignment. The database was developed in collaborations with the Great Lakes Comprehensive center and their work with the Michigan Department of Education. The sidebar provides several filtering options and a search box to help users find centers that match their specific criteria.

The Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC) at American Institutes for Research (AIR) is part of a national network of 15 regional comprehensive centers and 7 content centers. The regional centers provide a wide variety of services to individual state education agencies while the content centers focus on specific areas of expertise. TXCC acts as a thought partner with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and other organizations to leverage specialized experience and expertise in educator effectiveness, school turnaround, and systemic reform to help improve outcomes for Texas students and school districts.

Director(s):
Jason LaTurner

Specialty Area

    • 21st Century Skills
    • Alternative Routes to Certification
    • Career and Technical Education
    • Education Leadership
    • Educator Effectiveness
    • Educator Preparation
    • Equity
    • Social and Emotional Learning

Primary Audience

  • School Districts
  • State Education Agencies

Services

  • Coaching
  • Consulting
  • Content Expertise
  • Convening Stakeholders
  • Facilitation

Regions/States

Southwest

Texas

Level of Support

  • Tiered

Additional Information

No additional information provided

The West Comprehensive Center (WCC) provides high-quality technical assistance to Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. WCC works with state leaders to improve the organizational management, capacity, and productivity of state education agencies as they support districts and schools in improving student outcomes.

WCC’s technical assistance leverages research-based and promising practices, resources, and expertise through regional collaboratives focusing on eight priority areas:

1. Implementing college- and career-ready standards and aligned, high-quality assessments for all students
2. Identifying, recruiting, developing, and retaining highly effective teachers and leaders
3. Turning around the lowest-performing schools
4. Ensuring school readiness and success of preschool-age children and their successful transition to kindergarten
5. Building rigorous instructional pathways that support the successful transition of all students from secondary education to college without need for remediation, and careers
6. Identifying and scaling up innovative approaches to teaching and learning that significantly improve student outcomes
7. Using data-based decision-making to improve instructional practices, policies, and student outcomes
8. Strengthening systems and management to enhance productivity

Through WestEd’s partnership with the National Congress of American Indians, WCC ambitious scope of work includes building the capacity of the region’s state education agencies to work with tribal leadership, districts, and schools in Native lands to improve achievement results for American Indian students.

Other WCC partners include the University of Virginia Partnership for Leaders in Education School Turnaround Specialist Program, and RMC Research Corporation.

WCC is part of a federal technical assistance network of 15 Regional Comprehensive Centers and 7 supporting Content Centers across the nation. The network of centers also works closely with other technical assistance providers to ensure effective coordination of education services.

Director(s):
Paul Koehler, Director, Marie Mancuso, Director

Specialty Area

    • Evidence Based Practices

Primary Audience

  • State Education Agencies

Services

  • Consulting
  • Content Expertise

Regions/States

Southeast

Arizona, Nevada, Utah

Level of Support

  • Tiered

Additional Information

No additional information provided