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California English Language Development Test

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

The California Department of Education (CDE), through this request for proposals (RFP), invites submissions for the administration, scoring, reporting, analysis, and continued item and form development of the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The CELDT is a criterion-referenced test aligned to the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted English Language Development (ELD) Standards. CDE anticipates that the work described in the RFP will overlap with the current contract, begin on or after October 1, 2005, and continue through December 31, 2009. The allocation for the work described in the RFP is contingent upon continued funding through the annual budget process.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
The bidder must be legally constituted and qualified to do business within the State of California (registered with the Secretary of State). Bidders must submit a current Certificate of Good Standing issued by the California Secretary of State.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Bidders should have at least 36 months experience in the administration of large-scale assessments.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
California Education Code Section 60810
Source / Type Federal / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2005-06
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
0000 / 8290
Total Available Unavailable
Recipient
Amount
For funding, see Additional Information below.
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
January 18, 2005
Due Date March 9, 2005
Expected
Notification Date
March 31, 2005

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/el/
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Contract funding is contingent upon yearly appropriation in the annual Budget Act. Previously, CDE has been appropriated $12,000,000 per fiscal year. CDE anticipates an increase in funding of up to $3,000,000 per fiscal year to accommodate changes in the scope of work. The money is appropriated for entire fiscal years; therefore, the entire fiscal year funding is not available for this contract in 2005-06 or 2009-10 due to overlapping contracts.

Contacts

Program Jennifer Nelson
Phone : 916-319-0344
E-mail : jnelson@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Jennifer Nelson
Phone : 916-319-0344
E-mail : jnelson@cde.ca.gov
Division Assessment Development & Administration Division
Phone : 916-445-8420
Fax : 916-319-0968

Last Modified: May 26, 2006

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