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CDE Advisory List of Providers
CDE's 2022-2023 School & District Support Advisory List of Providers
CDE has concluded its 2022-2023 RFI review, and the providers who were successful in that process are now included on our Advisory List. Schools and districts with low-performing schools are encouraged to consider the providers on the list across the six categories below:
District-level Strategic Planning (holistic or targeted at one or more key district systems)
District Improvement Implementation Support (including STLD)
School Holistic Diagnostic Reviews and Improvement Planning
School Improvement Implementation Support (including STLD)
Note: School Turnaround Leadership Development (STLD) program providers have the option of applying under District Improvement Implementation Support, School Improvement Implementation Support or both in order to become a qualified STLD provider. Additional information about this program and currently identified providers can be found here.
Review and Approval Process
CDE reviewed all application materials using our published rubrics and a “body of evidence” approach that included review of application forms and narrative, authentic work samples, evidence of prior impact, and references. Based on this review, all approved providers met CDE’s quality criteria and provided concrete evidence of their ability to improve outcomes for students in low-performing schools. In addition, some providers met the quality standards at the highest level. These providers are noted as “approved with distinction”.
Resources for District RFP Processes
CDE recommends that districts at least consider using a Request for Proposal (RFP) process when hiring an external partner. The following RFP Template is provided as an example only. Districts should consult their legal counsel and procurement policies before releasing an RFP. In addition, CDE is providing a provider contact list that districts are encouraged to use to publicize district RFPs for school improvement services.
If you have questions about the Advisory List or RFI process, please contact Carol Mehesy, School and District Support Program Manager.
If you need this information in an alternate format, please contact Nate Goss, School and District Accountability Manager.
Advisory List of Providers
CDE found that the following respondents sufficiently addressed all questions listed in the RFI and provided concrete evidence of their ability to improve outcomes for students in low-performing schools.