Steven Prater, M.A., provides technical assistance and professional development to states and school districts focused on implementing intensive intervention and MTSS. He provides support to local educators through the PROGRESS Center. He is also involved in a project focused on providing technical assistance and training about middle school algebra readiness. Prior to joining AIR, he led a project for the state of Texas in partnership with the National Center on Intensive Intervention about training school and district staff on data-based individualization. He is a former secondary math teacher, licensed specialist in school psychology, campus administrator, and manager of technical assistance in special education at the Texas Education Agency.