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CDE Advisory List of Providers

CDE's 2022-2023 School & District Support Advisory List of Providers

Overview

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 supports

  • District-level Strategic Planning (holistic or targeted at one or more key district systems)

  • District Improvement Implementation Support (including STLD)

  • District Managers

School-level supports

  • School Holistic Diagnostic Reviews and Improvement Planning

  • School Improvement Implementation Support (including STLD)

  • School Managers

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”.

Click here to access the full Advisory List, including links to each provider's RFI submission.

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.

Contacts

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.

Provider

Provider Overview

Supporting Work Documents

District Strategic Planning

School Holistic Review and Improvement Planning

District Implementation Support

School Implementation Support

District Management Provider

School Management Provider

School Turnaround Leadership Development Provider

Specializations (unless otherwise noted below all providers offer comprehensive school improvement supports)

2Partner Mathematics Consulting

Form A

Folder

   

Approved

Approved

     

Math instructional practices and systems

Accelerate Institute

Form A

Folder

     

Approved with Distinction

   

STLD

 

Achievement Network

Form A

Folder

   

Approved

Approved

       

Attuned Education Partners

Form A

Folder

Approved with Distinction

Approved

Approved

Approved with Distinction

       

AVID Center

Form A

Folder

     

Approved with Distinction

     

College readiness and post-secondary success

BES (build. excel. sustain.)

Form A

Folder

 

Approved

 

Approved

   

STLD

 

Center for High School Success

Form A

Folder

     

Approved with Distinction

     

College readiness and post-secondary success

Colorado Education Initiative

Form A

Folder

Approved with Distinction

Approved with Distinction

 

Approved with Distinction

       

Colorado League of Charter Schools

Form A

Folder

 

Approved with Distinction

         

Charter school improvement

Colorado Mesa University

Form A

Folder

     

Approved

   

STLD

 

Education Resource Strategies Inc

Form A

Folder

Approved with Distinction

 

Approved with Distinction

       

District level systems analysis and support - effective use of people, time, and money

Empower Schools

Form A

Folder

Approved with Distinction

             

Generation Schools Network

Form A

Folder

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

STLD

 

Instruction Partners

Form A

Folder

Approved

   

Approved with Distinction

     

ELA and math instructional practices

International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP)

Form A

Folder

   

Approved

Approved

       

Keystone Policy Center

Form A

Folder

     

Approved

     

Community and stakeholder engagement

Kristy Khoury Consulting

Form A

Folder

 

Approved

           

Mass Insight Education & Research, Inc.

Form A

Folder

Approved with Distinction

Approved with Distinction

Approved with Distinction

Approved with Distinction

       

McREL International

Form A

Folder

 

Approved with Distinction

 

Approved with Distinction

   

STLD

 

Momentum Strategy & Research

Form A

Folder

 

Approved with Distinction

           

National Institute for Excellence in Teaching

Form A

Folder

     

Approved with Distinction

   

STLD

 

NewSummit LLC

Form A

Folder

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

       

ONWARD Education Consulting

Form A

Folder

 

Approved with Distinction

 

Approved

       

PEBC

Form A

Folder

     

Approved

       

Project IDEA

Form A

Folder

 

Approved

Approved

Approved

       

Relay Graduate School of Education

Form A

Folder

   

Approved with Distinction

Approved with Distinction

 

Approved

STLD, SWD STLD

 

RMC Research Corporation

Form A

Folder

 

Approved

           

Schools Cubed, LLC.

Form A

Folder

     

Approved

   

STLD

Literacy focus

Special Education Leader Fellowship

Form A

Folder

     

Approved

   

SWD STLD

Special education leadership, systems, and strategies

Talent Development Secondary at The Tides Center

Form A

Folder

     

Approved

       

The Impact Team

Form A

Folder

     

Approved

       

The LiberatED Way

Form A

Folder

Approved with Distinction

Approved with Distinction

Approved with Distinction

Approved with Distinction

   

STLD

 

The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE)

Form A

Folder

   

Approved

Approved

   

STLD

 

Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies

Form A

Folder

Approved

             

TNTP, Inc.

Form A

Folder

Approved with Distinction

Approved with Distinction

Approved with Distinction

Approved with Distinction

Approved

Approved with Distinction

STLD

 

UnboundEd

Form A

Folder

   

Approved with Distinction

Approved with Distinction

       

U. of Chicago Network for College Success

Form A

Folder

 

Approved

Approved

Approved with Distinction

   

STLD

High school - 9th grade transitions, college readiness, and post secondary success

U. of Denver Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department

Form A

Folder

   

Approved

Approved

   

STLD

 

UVA Partnership for Leaders in Education

Form A

Folder

   

Approved with Distinction

Approved with Distinction

   

STLD

 

Visionary Educational Consultancy

Form A

Folder

Approved

Approved

 

Approved

       

WestEd

Form A

Folder

 

Approved

 

Approved with Distinction

   

STLD

 

CDE's 2021 Advisory List of Providers

Click here to access the full 2021 Advisory List, including links to each provider's RFI submission, as well as CDE's review of each submission.