Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia

About the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center

The Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC) serves SEAs in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Our key objective is to provide high-quality, relevant, and useful technical assistance that enhances specific SEA capacities to undertake state education reforms successfully, support district and school implementation of reforms, and maintain effectiveness once our services are complete.

To achieve this objective, we offer an approach to delivering state-of-the-art technical assistance aligned with the work of Content Centers that focuses on building SEA capacity to undertake key initiatives and to support districts and schools throughout implementation—with the ultimate goal of improving student outcomes.

The assistance we provide to SEAs in the Appalachian region weaves together opportunities to enhance substantive knowledge and skill around key state reforms and opportunities to build sustainable organizational strength. We use the best available research and evidence of emerging promising practices to design services, and our technical assistance coordination strategies enable us to offer support that maximizes existing knowledge bases and resources, while reducing duplicative efforts.

The ARCC contract was awarded in October 2012 to ICF International and its partner, RMC Research. We are also pleased to announce our partnership with the Ron Brown Scholar Program.