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California State General Educational Development (GED) Testing

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

Funding Description

The California Department of Education (CDE), through this request for proposals, is seeking a four year contract to score and report tests for the General Educational Development (GED) program in California. This allows persons 17 and older, who have not completed high school, to test and if successful, obtain the high school equivalency certificate. The contractor must score multiple choice tests and essays in English and Spanish and provide test results to test takers and the Department of Education. The contractor must support about 200 statewide testing centers and maintain certification with the General Educational Development Testing Service to score GED tests.


Eligible Applicants Individuals, institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Bidders must be currently certified by the General Educational Development Testing Service to score GED tests. Bidders must be legally constituted and qualified to do business within the State of California. If required by law, any business entity required to be registered with the Secretary of State must submit a current Certificate of Good Standing issued by the California Secretary of State.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code sections 51420-27, California Code of Regulations sections 11530-32, and Education Code Section 51427 (funding authority).
Source / Type State / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7810 / 8590
Total Available $187,925
Recipient Amount Successful bidder authorized to bill testing centers and GED test takers at fee
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available October 22, 2008
Due Date December 1, 2008
Expected Notification Date December 12, 2008

Additional Information

Application GED RFP-08 []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Funding available at same level for four years of contract.


Program Nancy Goodrich, 916-319-0758,
Fiscal Lily Roberts, 916-445-9438,
Division Assessment Development & Administration Division, 916-445-9438 (phone), 916-319-0970 (fax)
Last Modified: December 17, 2008

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