Resources

SEF lays the foundation for Outcomes Based Contracting in education through free templates, tutorials, case studies, and other tools to help school districts and policymakers ensure services achieve measurable, long-term student outcomes.

OBC Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to deepen district understanding of OBC with tools for drafting, pricing, and implementation. Download the toolkit or review individual resources below.

OBC Toolkit

The resources in this toolkit are designed to deepen district understanding of OBC with tools for drafting, pricing, and implementation.

Contents

OBC Playbook

A playbook for K-12 district leaders to learn about implementing Outcomes Based Contracting in their districts.
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Rate Card Calculator

A customizable spreadsheet with pricing models and a dynamic calculator for various scenarios.
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Continuous Improvement Guide

Customizable templates and resources to guide the use of data to drive improvement in student achievement.
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EdTech Contract Template

A customizable template to help districts and providers craft outcome based contracts for EdTech Contracts.
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EdTech RFP Template

A customizable tool used in crafting EdTech Request For Proposals (RFP) bid documents.
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Contract Template

A customizable template to help districts and providers craft outcomes based contracts.
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High Impact Tutoring RFP Template

A customizable tool used in crafting HIT Request For Proposals (RFP) bid documents.
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District Artifacts

Rate cards, case studies, contracts, and RFPs from districts using OBC serve as real-world examples and tools for districts interested in implementing OBC in their district.

District Artifacts

Rate cards, case studies, contracts, and RFPs from districts using OBC serve as real-world examples and tools for districts interested in implementing OBC in their district.

Artifacts

Rate Cards
from 2022 Cohort

Example rate cards from the pilot 2022 cohort used to define metrics and payments.
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Rate Cards
from 2023 Cohort

Example rate cards from the 2023 cohort used to define metrics and payments.
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Denver Public Schools
Case Study

Details on the implementation and results of Denver Public School’s 2022 math tutoring contract.
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Duval County Public Schools Case Study

Details on the implementation and results of Duval County Public School’s 2022 math tutoring contract.
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Ector County Independent School District Case Study

Details on the implementation and results of Ector County ISD’s 2022 math tutoring contract.
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RFP & Contracts
from 2022 & 2023 Cohort

Examples of Requests For Proposals and Contracts from the 2022 & 2023 cohort.
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Thought Leadership

As a thought leader in Outcomes Based Contracting, SEF fosters justice through innovation as part of our mission to improve education for all students.

Thought Leadership

As a thought leader in Outcomes Based Contracting, SEF fosters justice through innovation as part of our mission to improve education for all students.

Resources

Insight Report - Achieving Results Together

OBC Director Brittany Miller’s 2023 insight report on strengthening mutual accountability for academic services.
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Policy Brief - Getting Results

SEF’s 2023 brief to policymakers highlighting opportunities to support the growth and success of districts using OBC.
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Federal Funding FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about federal funding and outcomes based contracting.
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EDTech Feasibility Study

This feasibility study presents an analysis of the feasibility of K-12 school districts contracting with education technology (ed tech) providers through an outcomes based contracting (OBC) model.
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Impact Report

This report details the 2023 highlights and accomplishments of the OBC initiative, including some experiences from our cohort districts involved.
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NSSA Research Brief - Outcomes Based Contracting for Tutoring: Insights and Recommendations

The research brief from the National Student Support Accelerator reports findings from an exploratory study describing the perspectives of districts and providers to better understand OBC’s potential for education systems. The accompanying infographic highlights what OBC is, its key characteristics, and challenges and solutions for successful implementation. View

Provider Resources

In addition to our work with district leaders, we also offer tools directly to service providers to help establish mutual accountability for improving student opportunities.

Resources

Provider Webinar Session #1: Introduction to Outcomes Based Contracting

Experts introduce the OBC strategy to interested education technology and tutoring providers and discussing OBC leaders, past participants, and future plans.
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Provider Webinar Session #2: Pricing and Mutual Accountability in Outcomes Based Contracting

In this second webinar of the provider webinar series, our team discusses the foundational concepts of pricing in outcomes based contracts as well our most recent feasibility work regarding edtech products. Watch | Slides

Provider Webinar Session #3: Successful Partnerships with Outcomes Based Contracting

In this final session of the Provider Webinar series we discuss dynamics of creating successful partnerships while in an outcomes based contract.
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