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Erratum #6: October 4, 2011

CELDT Request for Proposals: Erratum #6 refers to updates to the English Language Acquisition Assessment System.
Section 2.6, English Language Acquisition Assessment System, page 7
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“English Language Acquisition Assessment System”

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“Next Generation English Language Proficiency Assessment”

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“California submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Education on June 3, 2011 to be the lead state for a multi-state consortium to develop an English Language Acquisition Assessment System (ELAAS). The 2011 competition for Enhanced Assessment Grant (EAG) funds will support the development of ELP assessments that would measure students’ English proficiency against a set of ELP standards. The ELP standards must correspond to a set of college- and career-ready standards in English language arts and mathematics that are held in common by multiple states, and that meets all other requirements of the ELP assessment system priority for the competition.

If awarded, the project period would be for up to 48 months from the award date (anticipated late summer 2011), and does not include funding for an operational administration of the assessments developed with the EAG funds. The CELDT program would continue to be administered until 2014–15 based on this RFP. The ELAAS program would operate concurrently as the new assessment system is developed and field tested. ELAAS may be operationally ready by the 2014–15 school year. In that case, the CDE would work with the successful bidder to address the transition to the new system.”
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"California* intends to seek funds to develop separate forms for the initial and annual assessments. The annual assessment would be moved to the spring, and there would be a separate initial assessment for the CELDT. Ideally, funds will be secured so that these changes can occur for the 2014-15 Edition.

The CELDT program would continue to be administered based on this RFP until such time as funding is available to amend the scope of work to implement the necessary tasks to allow for these changes. In that case, the CDE would work with the bidder to address the transition to the new system.”

*NOTE: California did not receive an Enhanced Assessment Grant award to develop a new ELP assessment system.

Section 3.2 (Task 2) Item Development, page 15
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“There is a high probability that the CDE will lead a consortium of states to develop a new English language development assessment. Therefore, the proposal must specify the bidder’s commitment to a flexible work partnership with the CDE as changes and contract amendments may happen during the life of the contract. It is not clear at this point, for example, if new item development and the development of the 2015–16 CELDT Edition will be necessary (see RFP Section 2.6). The successful bidder must consult with the CDE for guidance during all work performed under this section, especially when the new assessment system is slated to become operational.”

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California will be seeking funds to develop separate forms for the initial and annual assessments, and move the annual assessment to the spring. Therefore, the proposal must specify the bidder’s commitment to a flexible work partnership with the CDE as changes and contract amendments may happen during the life of the contract. The successful bidder must consult with the CDE for guidance during all work performed under this section, especially if funds are secured to develop separate forms for the initial and annual assessments (see RFP Section 2.6).”

Section 3.3 (Task 3) Test Development, page 24
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“The successful bidder must conduct the work under this section keeping in perspective that the CDE has adopted the Common Core standards in ELA and mathematics, and may adopt new ELD standards as well. There is a high probability that the CDE will lead a consortium of states to develop a new English language development assessment. Therefore, the successful bidder must consult with the CDE for guidance during all work performed under this section, especially when the new assessment system is slated to become operational (see RFP Section 2.6).

The proposal must specify the bidder’s commitment to a flexible work partnership with the CDE as changes and contract amendments may happen during the life of the contract.”

Replace the first two paragraphs with the following text:

“The successful bidder must conduct the work under this section keeping in perspective that the CDE has adopted the Common Core State Standards in ELA and mathematics, and may adopt new ELD standards as well. The successful bidder must consult with the CDE for guidance during all work performed under this section, especially if California receives funds to develop separate forms for the initial and annual assessments and move the annual assessment to the spring (see RFP Section 2.6).

The proposal must specify the bidder’s commitment to a flexible work partnership with the CDE as changes and contract amendments may happen during the life of the contract.
Questions:   CELDT Team | CELDT@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0784
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