High-Leverage Practices

In partnership with the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR), the Council for Exceptional Children has developed and published a set of High Leverage Practices (HLPs) for special educators and teacher candidates. The HLPs are organized around four aspects of practice:

  • Collaboration
  • Assessment
  • Social/emotional/behavioral
  • Instruction

Read more about the HLPs.



The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities through advocacy, standards, and professional development. The CEEDAR Center provides improved learning opportunities for teachers and leaders by helping to reform teacher and leader preparation programs and revise the licensure standards, evaluation system, and policy structures with which they align.