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CAHSEE Independent Evaluation Study

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

This Request for Proposal (RFP) invites submissions for an independent evaluation study to examine twelfth graders (and, as deemed necessary by the bidder to accomplish the goals of this study, others) who have taken the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) with modifications and accommodations specified in their respective individualized education program (IEP) or Section 504 plans, but who have not passed the CAHSEE, and who have satisfied or will satisfy all other requirements for graduation from high school. The purpose of this contract is to conduct an independent study to examine why such students have not passed the CAHSEE.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Individuals, institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Bidders must have at least 36 months of recent experience in conducting studies relying on significant expertise on the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 USC 1400 et seq.) and applicable state law, as well as assessment of pupils with disabilities. In addition, bidders must be legally constituted and qualified to do business within the State of California.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
In order to maintain the independent quality of this study, the current contractor on the CAHSEE administration contract (contract number 7065) and CAHSEE independent evaluation contract (contract number 7112) is excluded from bidding on this RFP.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code sections 60850 through 60859, and 6110-113-0890 (funding authority)
Source / Type Federal / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2007-08
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
0000 / 0000
Total Available $500,000
Recipient
Amount
Unavailable
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
August 21, 2008
Due Date September 26, 2008
Expected
Notification Date
October 14, 2008

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r19/cahsee07rfarfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Carrie Strong-Thompson
Phone : 916-319-0341
E-mail : CStrongThompson@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Shari Dalporto
Phone : 916-319-0340
E-mail : sdalporto@cde.ca.gov
Division Assessment Development & Administration Division
Phone : 916-445-9449
Fax : 916-319-0962

Last Modified: August 21, 2008

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