Improving Teacher Quality Request for Proposals
Eligible School Districts
There are two tests a district must meet to be eligible:
The district must be a high-need school district as determined by federal census data (free and reduced lunch
percentages are not a factor). Review the
list of school districts
to find out if a district meets this requirement or not.
The district must be one in which a high percentage of teachers are teaching subjects outside of their
certification level OR in which there is a high percentage of teachers with emergency, provisional, or
temporary credentials. If you have determined that your partner district meets the first test, you may
send an inquiry to
for assistance determining whether the district meets this test. Some data on the qualifications of teachers
in a given district is available on
California Department of Education DataQuest
(though additional data may need to be provided by the district).