Resource Library

Best Practice Resources

The Foundation has published Best Practices for Tutoring Programs: A Guide to Quality to help programs implement tutoring practices proven to improve student achievement. To supplement the guide, we have collated in-depth handbooks, templates and examples that programs can utilize as they embark on best practice strategies.


#1. Organizational Management


#2. Cultural Proficiency 


#3. Student Recruitment & Management


#4. Tutor Recruitment & Management


#5. Tutor Training 


#6. Tutoring Intervention 


#7. Engagement with Families, Schools and Communities

  • Epstein's framework offers six ways to coordinate your outreach.

  • Learn about what counts in after-school.

  • Want to help your families make meaningful connections with their child’s school? Resources to help parents connect with their child’s school and education.

  • Need to make the case for family involvement? This report explores family’s impact on student achievement and the role that schools and community organizations should play. 

  • See what practices SPPS encourages to support family involvement in Saint Paul Public Schools.

  • Read the Beyond the Bell Toolkit to learn more about partnership with schools and families. 

  • Check out this guide to help after-school programs and school-day learning work in partnership.

  • Explore research-based strategies for creating strong links between summer programs, schools and community partners. 


#8. Evaluation 


The Foundation's resource library is continuously expanding. If you have resources you would like to add to this list to share with others, please send them to Victoria Perkins. You may also contact her at 651.325.4282.

Find guides, templates and handbooks that can help improve your program quality