Research and Implementation Center

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The Virginia Department of Education founded the Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports Research and Implementation Center at the Virginia Commonwealth University Partnership for People with Disabilities (PPD).

The VTSS-RIC strives to build state and local capacity for a sustained tiered system of academic, behavioral, social-emotional supports that are responsive to the needs of all students.

In collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Centers, VTSS-RIC provides professional learning and on-site coaching to school divisions to:

  • Implement proactive and preventive evidence-based practices to support measurable improvements in attendance, academics, behavior, and social-emotional health
  • Use data-informed problem solving, decision making, and progress monitoring to effectively meet instructional needs
  • Build an integrated framework that promotes shared leadership at the division, school, classroom, and community levels
  • Promote a culture of continuous growth through ongoing professional learning

Our Sponsors

VTSS-RIC is funded by the following sources:

  • Virginia State Personnel Development Grant, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education (Federal Award #H323A170018)
  • Virginia School Climate Transformation Grant, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education (Federal Award #S184F180014)
  • Virginia state funds

Our partners

Virginia Commonwealth University TTAC

Virginia Commonwealth University TTAC
Richmond, VA

Phone: (804) 426-1595

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Old Dominion University TTAC

Old Dominion University TTAC
Norfolk, VA

Phone: (757) 683-4333

The College of William and Mary TTAC

The College of William and Mary TTAC
Williamsburg, VA

Phone: (800) 323-4489

George Mason University TTAC

George Mason University TTAC
Fairfax, VA

Phone: (703) 993-4496

James Madison University TTAC

James Madison University TTAC
Harrisonburg, VA

Phone: (888) 205-4824

Radford University TTAC

Radford University TTAC
Richmond, VA

Phone: (877) 544-1918


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Location

The RIC is located at the 3600 Centre at 3600 West Broad Street in Richmond; it falls under the auspices of the Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU. You can find more information on the Partnership on its website.

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