Center for
Implementation and Evaluation
of Education Systems

Committed to using research and system innovation to solve complex education problems

We envision a world in which every individual has access to education that is meaningful, productive, and maximizes their potential for success.

Training & Technical Assistance Center at Old Dominion University
Training & Technical Assistance at Old Dominion University
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Training & Technical Assistance at Old Dominion University

The Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center at Old Dominion University (T-TAC ODU) is part of a statewide network of assistance centers that are designed to improve educational opportunities and contribute to the success of children with disabilities (birth-22 years) by providing professional development and resources.

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Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (Evaluation and Leadership)
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Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (Evaluation and Leadership)

CIEES faculty members serve as program evaluators for the VDOE’s implementation of the Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS), actively participating in VTSS state leadership, evaluation, and implementation teams. VTSS is the VDOE's scope and sequence for implementation of a Multi-tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) that aligns academics, behavior, and social-emotional wellness into a single decision-making framework to establish the supports needed for schools to be effective learning environments for all students.

Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
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Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program

The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs (CSEEP) provide a readily accessible path to full licensure for provisionally licensed special education teachers and other qualified school personnel to ensure a high-quality education for Virginia's children with disabilities.

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Virginia Career and Learning Resource Center for School Mental Health Professionals
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Virginia Career and Learning Resource Center for School Mental Health Professionals

In partnership with CIEES, the VDOE Office of Student Services (OSS) offers a one-stop professional development and resource collection for specialized instructional support personnel such as school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, school nurses, and administrators.

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Office of Dispute Resolution & Administrative Services: Regulations Governing the Use of Restraint & Seclusion
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Office of Dispute Resolution & Administrative Services: Regulations Governing the Use of Restraint & Seclusion

In partnership with CIEES, the VDOE Office of Dispute Resolution and Administrative Services (ODRAS) presents a series of modules to inform Virginia school personnel on the Regulations Governing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in Virginia.

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Office of STEM and Innovation Virtual Learning Support Toolkit
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Office of STEM and Innovation Virtual Learning Support Toolkit

The Office of STEM and Innovation at the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) partnered with the Center for Implementation and Evaluation of Education Systems (CIEES) at Old Dominion University to develop a series of asynchronous learning modules, videos, and resources to support the effective delivery of virtual instruction. This professional development website offers research-based guidance to support school leaders, educators, and key staff in navigating both blended and fully online environments.

Ultimate Behavior Toolkit: What Works
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Ultimate Behavior Toolkit: What Works

The Ultimate Behavior Toolkit: What Works series provides busy teachers with quick, evidence-based information on practices that are critical to creating a positive classroom environment. In positive classroom environments, the students are able actively engage with the subject matter because their teachers have developed effective classroom management procedures. Take a look inside the Ultimate Behavior Toolkit to find evidence-based tools to common classroom problems!

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Special Education Law Training
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Special Education Law Training

Back to Basics: Special Education Law was developed from a partnership between the Virginia Department of Education and the Center for Implementation and Evaluation of Education Systems. The Back to Basics: Special Education Law series is designed to support Virginia school divisions in the professional development of teachers and division personnel on basic special education laws and regulations. The following modules and associated documents provide introductory information on special education compliance.

Goals

CIEES will fulfill its vision and mission by

Assisting school divisions and community agencies in training and supporting education personnel for high-need teaching areas, particularly special education

Evaluating school division and community-based educational initiatives, programs, and services

Creating a trajectory of research initiatives to improve outcomes in educational settings