Guide to Working With External Providers (Third Edition)
Partnerships to Improve Teaching and Learning
The Guide to Working With External Providers offers a
step-by-step approach for school leaders to research and select a high-quality service provider. It details how to establish an effective partnership agreement and how to evaluate the success of the partnership.
The guide is based on existing research and field experience related to how schools and districts can work most effectively with external providers. Researchers reviewed the academic literature on school-provider partnerships and interviewed leading experts on the subject as well as a wide-ranging group of practitioners.
The Guide to Working With External Providers was researched and written by Bryan Hassel, Ph.D., and Lucy Steiner of Public Impact. It was updated by AIR in December 2012.