ICF's extensive experience in training and technical assistance (TTA) for education programs is driven toward real world results. Our consultants draw on deep expertise in the field to best meet our clients' needs. Motivation toward continuous quality improvement, collaboration, and capacity building make for strong partnerships with our clients as well as cooperation with other TTA providers to offer the most comprehensive services. Working with education programs from infant and toddler care, primary to secondary schools, adult and further education, ICF's TTA services help our clients meet the demands of higher accountability in educational organizations.
ICF trains stakeholders and builds skills that last beyond any given contract. Drawn from research and experience, our evidence-based and flexible TTA framework is made stronger through coordination with clients, providing customization and multiple levels of support.
We provide needs-based services including planning and design, delivery, and coordination and evaluation to address the unique challenges our clients face. Equipping our clients with state-of-the-art tools and resources, we help them address their unique priorities while staying current with sector trends. The result of our technical assistance enables more efficient and effective administration of education programs as well as improved sustainability for long-term growth.
Building Capacity for Educational Improvement
Educational leaders across the United States recognize that transformation will only come with the enhanced capacity of educators to implement innovative, research-based programs that address their districts' and schools' particular circumstances. ICF International builds this capacity to improve outcomes at all levels by:
- Assessing state and local needs
- Helping leaders articulate critical questions and appropriate, cost-effective solutions
- Working with leaders to use and disseminate data to inform decisions
- Assisting leaders to foster and implement innovation
- Providing customized technical assistance and training grounded in real-world experience and evidence-based practice
ICF offers capacity workshops and training and technical assistance packages, which help states and districts implement school improvement and reform initiatives fully and successfully. Funding sources available for capacity training and technical assistance include School Improvement Grants, Title I, local and state improvement allocations, and reform grant awards. In addition, the ICF Early Education Institute™ offers customized trainings, workshops, tools, and resources that focus on vital program areas related to early education.
ICF is a recognized leader in providing relationship-based, individualized, and outcomes-driven training and technical assistance and research services to support a variety of federally-funded projects in four Head Start regions. Serving the nation's most at-risk populations, ICF assists public and private organizations to structure, standardize, and evaluate their programs to achieve the highest-possible performance and to increase organizational capacity by providing comprehensive resources in school readiness, child welfare, family engagement, professional development, and community support.
Regional ECE specialists assist grantees in implementing classroom assessment instruments (CLASS), provide focused technical assistance to improve classroom quality indicators, identify areas that can be improved to increase children's progress, and support teacher effectiveness and professional development.