U.S. Department of Education
NATIONAL EVALUATION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTERS
A multi-year national evaluation of the Comprehensive Technical Assistance Centers determined the extent to which Centers enhanced state capacity to support district and school improvement. A federally funded technical assistance initiative authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, the Centers help states use research knowledge and promising practices to direct and support their districts and schools in closing achievement gaps, particularly districts and schools where achievement continues to fall short. PSA, Branch Associates, Inc., and Decision Information Resources, Inc. conducted the evaluation for the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education (ED).