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IRIS Archived Resources

The archived resources on this page are dated. Although the content may still be relevant and useful, it may not reflect the most recent research findings and recommended practices. Unless otherwise noted, we do not currently plan to revise these resources but are keeping them available at consumer request.

Our IRIS alignment tools are a user-friendly way to learn more about which of the IRIS resources align with the evidence-based practices highlighted in the CEEDAR innovation configurations (ICs) and the state-identified measurable results (SiMRs) topics.

IRIS-CEEDAR Innovation Configurations Alignment Tool

ceedar_logoOffered by the CEEDAR Center, innovation configurations “promote the implementation of evidence-based instructional practices in teacher preparation activities” as well as help “evaluate current teacher preparation and professional development (PD) by determining the extent to which EBPs are taught, observed, and applied within teacher preparation and PD programs.” For more information on the innovation configurations (including ICs on topics like evidence-based practices for English language learners, evidence-based practices for mathematics, transition services for students with disabilities, and Universal Design for Learning), visit the CEEDAR Center website.

Which IRIS Modules and Case Studies align with which CEEDAR innovation configurations? Our own IRIS alignment tool will let you know which of our resources provide information about the evidence-based practices identified in the innovation configurations. Click the link below to view a table breaking it all down.

IRIS/CEEDAR Innovation Configurations Alignment Tool

IRIS-SiMR Alignment Tool

All states and territories receiving federal funds for IDEA programs must develop a State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP), a multi-year plan intended to increase the capacity of local education providers to improve outcomes for children with disabilities and their families. Each state’s SSIP identifies an area of focus and the intended results. This is referred to as the state-identified measurable result (SiMR). To help state personnel identify IRIS resources that align with their SSIPs, the center has developed an IRIS-SiMR alignment tool for each of the six Part B SiMR Topics:

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