New York State Education Department (NYSED) - Office of State Assessment (OSA)
11/25/20 3:00 PM
Contract for services to a New York nonprofit or for-profit entity, including large testing companies, consultants, and educational organizations, to create testing systems for implementation by schools statewide. Funding is intended to support the creation of online and paper-based systems for multiple grade levels. Bidders must bid on all aspects of both Component 1 and 2 for the Grades 3–8 ELA and Mathematics Tests and the Grades 5 and 8 Science Tests.
For information about the components of the program, see:http://www.p12.nysed.gov/compcontracts/21-009-grades-3-8-tests/nysed-rfp-21-009-3-8-tests.pdf#page=2
The NYSED Office of State Assessment is seeking proposals from highly qualified respondents with expertise in the development and administration of Statewide tests in both paper- and computer-based testing platforms. The requested services include conducting field testing using both stand-alone field tests and items embedded within the operational tests; scoring the field tests; developing all operational and field test items and forms, ancillary materials, and scoring materials; and performing all analysis and research. Proposals must include the printing, shipping, collection, and return of the paper-based ELA and Mathematics Tests, as well as the provision of a computer-based testing platform, which includes the administration and test delivery systems and a scoring platform.
Beginning in 2022, tests will be based on the Next Generation Standards. These standards are the foundation for a system of assessments designed to:
For information about project deliverables and description see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/compcontracts/21-009-grades-3-8-tests/nysed-rfp-21-009-3-8-tests.pdf#page=17
GrantWatch ID#: 187527
For contractors using subcontractors, the subcontract will equal or exceed $100,000 over the life of the contract.
Test development for the Grades 3–8 ELA and Mathematics Tests will start in July 2021 with the creation of field tests for administration in Spring 2022 and operational tests beginning in the 2021–22 school year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Direct questions to McKenzie Johnson at AssessmentRFP@nysed.gov
Please submit all application documents to:
NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Jessica Hartjen, RFP# 21-009
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 501W EB
Albany, NY 12234
Program matters: McKenzie Johnson
Fiscal Matters: Jessica Hartjen
M/WBE matters: Brian Hackett
USA: New York City; New York
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