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California High School Exit Examination Independent Evaluator

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The California Department of Education (CDE), through this request for proposals (RFP), is seeking a contractor to conduct an independent evaluation of the CAHSEE. The independent evaluator shall make recommendations to improve the quality, fairness, validity, and reliability of the examination, and may also make recommendations for revisions in design, administration, scoring, processing, or use of the CAHSEE.


Eligible Applicants Nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria The bidder must have at least 36 months of experience in the evaluation of large-scale assessments and must be legally constituted and qualified to do business within the state of California; and with the exception of bidders whose legal status precludes incorporation, bidders who are not fully incorporated and in good standing will be disqualified.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code Section 60855; Budget Item 6110-113-0001
Source / Type State, Federal / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2007-08
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8590
Total Available $970,200
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Each proposal will be evaluated to determine responsiveness to the requirements and standards as described in this RFP. Following the time and date for receipt of proposals, each Technical Proposal will be opened and evaluated using a two-step process. Step I consists of two parts. Step I, Part 1, Adherence to Format and Content Requirements. Step I, Part 2, Technical Evaluation, shall yield numeric score ratings. A review panel using a consensus process will rate each proposal on the criteria described in Step I, Part 2. Step II, Part 1 of the process is the public opening of the envelope containing the cost information. Only those proposals passing Step I (Parts 1 and 2) of the process shall have their cost proposals opened and read. Step II, Part 2 of the process consists of the evaluation of the cost. The CDE will review the Cost Proposals for compliance with the standards and requirements in the RFP. The Small Business Preference shall be computed if require

Important Dates

Date Application Available May 23, 2007
Due Date July 13, 2007
Expected Notification Date July 25, 2007

Additional Information

Application CAHSEE Independent Evaluation RFP []
Background California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Linda Hooper, 916-319-0345,
Fiscal Jennifer Nelson, 916-319-0344,
Division Assessment Development & Administration Division, 916-445-9449 (phone), 916-319-0969 (fax)
Last Modified: August 3, 2007
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