Massachusetts Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

About Partners

Master Service Agreement for Partners

Vendors who wish to be included on a pre-approved Master Service Agreement for Targeted Assistance Partners, Priority Partners, Turnaround Operators, or DESE Consultants should apply for pre-qualified status by following this link:  COMMBUYS - Bid Solicitation: BD-17-1026-DOE02-DOE01-15777.

The Master Service Agreement is organized around the Turnaround Practices Research.

For more information about this list, please Andrea Ricotta.

Priority Partners for Turnaround

Priority Partners for Turnaround ("Priority Partners") is an initiative aimed at qualifying organizations from a pre approved list of DESE vendors to support district and school turnaround in Level 3, 4, & 5 districts. Having been vetted through a rigorous review process as having a demonstrated record of effectiveness in accelerating school improvement, Priority Partners are familiar with the context & requirements of Massachusetts school turnaround work.  Priority Partners can apply, and be approved, for up to six turnaround practice categories:  Leadership, Shared Responsibility and Collaboration, High Quality Core Instruction, Academic Supports and Interventions for Students, School Climate and Social-emotional Supports, District Strategic Use of Human Capital and District Structures and Strategies for Successful Turnaround.

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