National Center for Systemic Improvement

NCSI provides states with technical assistance to support their school districts and local early intervention service programs in improving education results and functional outcomes for children with disabilities.

Launched in October 2014, this multiyear cooperative agreement is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and plays a major role in helping states achieve a national vision of Results-Driven Accountability for special education and early intervention programs.

NCSI builds on the previous work of the national Regional Resource Center Program, which helped states provide high-quality special education services. The center supports states to build capacity in four major areas: data use, knowledge utilization, systems change, and communication and collaboration.