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California High School Exit Examination Independent Evaluation

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

Education Code Section 60855 required the California Department of Education (CDE) to contract for an independent evaluation of the CAHSEE beginning in January 2000. Each evaluation report must include the following: (1) an analysis of pupil performance, broken down by grade level, gender, race or ethnicity, and portion of the exam, including any trends that become apparent over time, (2) an analysis of the exam's effects, if any, on college attendance, pupil retention, graduation, and dropout rates, including an analysis of these effects on the subgroups, and (3) an analysis of whether the exam is likely to have, or has, differential effects, whether beneficial or detrimental, on the subgroups described above. The evaluation reports must include recommendations to improve the quality, fairness, validity, and reliability of the CAHSEE.

Eligibility

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. 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

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code Section 60855; Budget Item 6110-113-0890(6)
Source / Type Federal / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
5810 / 8290
Total Available $350,000
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 1, 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 1, Part 2. Part 1 of the process is the public opening of the envelope containing the cost information. Only those proposals passing Step 1 (Parts 1 and 2) of the process shall have their cost proposals opened and read. Step II 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.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
July 14, 2010
Due Date September 8, 2010
Expected
Notification Date
September 30, 2010

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r19/cahseeeval10rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/index.asp
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/cahsee10result.asp
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r19/cahsee10result.asp
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Deborah Probst
Phone : 916-319-0362
E-mail : dprobst@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Gayle Jamerson
Phone : 916-319-0340
E-mail : gjamerso@cde.ca.gov
Division Assessment Development & Administration Division
Phone : 916-445-9449
Fax : 916-319-0962

Last Modified: October 1, 2010

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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