Making Schools Work
State Consortium Membership Levels


The Making Schools Work state consortium focuses on improving the career and college readiness of students in each member state. Consortium membership provides states with three different levels of support:

  1. Support for state-identified schools with an emphasis on building capacity to sustain improvement*
  2. Statewide discounts on SREB curricular products and tools
  3. Networking and collaboration opportunities through our MSW Advisory Council and at our annual Fall Leaders Forum, TCTW Leaders Forum and Making Schools Work Conference

* New! States may bundle their school improvement supports to address their unique needs, such as by providing special support to a challenged school or district, or by taking a statewide approach. For example:

  • Alabama worked with SREB to develop a statewide plans of instruction template and facilitated the identification of embedded academic credit in CTE courses.
  • To guide Georgia’s statewide professional learning, SREB helped develop a profile of a CTAE graduate and profiles of CTAE teachers, CTAE counselors and CTAE leaders.
  • SREB helped Oklahoma facilitate virtual workshops on recruitment and success for non-traditional CTE students. SREB also facilitated Oklahoma’s statewide virtual learning conference, an area of need many states and districts face given the challenges of addressing unfinished learning.

The services included in this chart are subject to change. Please contact Dale Winkler at (404) 879-5529 or for more information.

Consortium Membership Supports and Services Entry
School Improvement Tools and Services
Needs Assessment Reviews: State, District or School – Each Career Pathway Review or Curriculum and Instruction Review includes free administration of our Student and Teacher Surveys. States may exchange one review for three days of onsite or virtual professional development at the state, district or school level. States may work with SREB to adapt multiple reviews to address a state need (e.g., a statewide review of career centers). One review at a state-identified site Three reviews at state-identified sites Five reviews at state-identified sites
One-Day Site Development Workshop or
Career Pathway Review Unpacking Workshop at the state, regional, district or school level
One CIR site or state or regional level Three CIR sites or state or regional level Five CIR sites or state or regional level
Optional Bundled Services**
SREB can provide customized support to address the unique needs of a state or state-identified district (e.g., planning to use stimulus funds). States will receive the indicated number of days of support for one or more areas. 6 days 15 days 30 days
Statewide Discounts for All Schools and Districts

Discounted Annual Student and Teacher Surveys (Regular cost: $500 per school; increasing to $600 for Spring 2024 surveys)

N/A $50 off per school $50 off per school
Access Discount – Advanced Career Curricula
(Regular cost: $5,000 per school. No fee for AL, AR, KY, NJ, NC, OH, SC, TX, WV)
$2,500 off
per school
$2,500 off
per school
Access fee waived
Access Discount – Middle Grades STEM Curriculum (Regular cost: $2,000 per course) $1,000 off
per school
$1,000 off
per school
Access fee waived

Access Discount – Readiness Course Curricula (Regular cost: $10,000 per course for curriculum access and a three-day training)

$1,000 off
per school
$2,000 off
per school
$3,000 off per school
Access Discount – Teaching to Lead CTE Alternative Certification Program (Discount applies to a two-year support plan) $1,000 off $2,000 off $3,000 off
Access Discount – SREB SMART Science and Math Alternative Route to Teaching (Discount applies to a two-year plan) $1,000 off $2,000 off $3,000 off
Networking and Collaboration Benefits

Free Registration and Travel – Fall State Leaders Forum

2 people 3 people 3 people
Membership – Making Schools Work Advisory Councils*** 1 person per council 2 people per council 2 people per council
Free Registrations – Making Schools Work Conference 2 registrations 4 registrations 8 registrations
Free Registrations – TCTW Leaders Forum at the Making Schools Work Conference - 2 registrations 4 registrations

** in lieu of School Improvement Tools and Services

*** Members may be: High school – state CTE directors or school improvement directors; tech centers: state CTE director and state, district or local CTE administrators; middle grades: state school improvement directors or local middle grades or CTE leaders; elementary: state school improvement directors.

This page was last revised September 17, 2021.