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California Assessment System Request for Qualifications, Stage One


Due: Thursday, June 11, 2020

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) solicits submissions for the evaluation of contractors' capacity and expertise to develop, administer, score, analyze, and report assessments as well as implement a technology solution for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) as defined in California Education Code (EC) sections 60601 through 60649 and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) as defined in EC sections 313 and 60810. This RFQ begins the first stage of a four-stage process to procure the next assessment contract. The California Department of Education anticipates that the work described in this RFQ will begin on or about July 1, 2022.

Program Questions: Michelle Glipa, email: mglipa@cde.ca.gov, phone: 916-322-5113

Downloading Questions: Michelle Glipa, Assessment Development and Administration Division, email: mglipa@cde.ca.gov, phone: 916-322-5113

Recording of the RFQ Stage One Informational Webinar External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 15:01) for the California Department of Education Request for Qualifications (RFQ) California Assessment System, Stage One, held on Thursday, April 23, 2020.

Document Description
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Addendum 1 Addendum 1 for the Request for Qualifications, Stage One for the California Assessment System.
Request for Qualifications (DOCX) Document describing Stage One of a four-stage contractor selection process for implementation of the California Assessment System.
Cover Letter Letter to prospective contractors.
Attachment 1: Intent to Submit (PDF) This attachment acknowledges contractor agrees to terms listed.
Attachment 2: Contractor Certification Sheet (PDF) This attachment acknowledges contractor agrees to terms listed.
Attachment 3: Contractor Certification Clauses (DOCX) This attachment reviews Contractor Certification Clauses by section.
Attachment 4: Federal Certifications (DOCX) This attachment reviews certifications regarding lobbying, debarment, suspension and other responsibility matters; and drug-free workplace requirements.
Attachment 5: Darfur Contracting Act Certification (PDF) This attachment reviews Darfur Contracting Act Certification options and provides the Supplemental form.
Attachment 6: CA Civil Rights Laws Certification (PDF) This attachment reviews California Civil Rights Laws and Employer Discriminatory Policies.
Attachment 7: References (DOCX) This attachment verifies a contractor’s capacity and expertise with assessment systems.
Attachment 8: Subcontractors (DOCX) This attachment identify the subcontractor(s) who will provide services to support the contractor’s capacity and expertise.
Attachment 9: Qualification 1 - Computer-based Assessments (DOCX) This attachment's qualification response will be used in determining a contractor’s capacity and expertise to develop and administer computer-based assessments using a secure testing environment.
Attachment 10: Qualification 2 - Single Sign On (DOCX) This attachment's qualification response will be used to determine a contractor’s capacity and expertise to develop and administer a single access point using secure identity management protocols so users can use a single user name and password to access various components of the technology platform.
Attachment 11: Qualification 3 - Test Delivery System (DOCX) This attachment's qualification response will be used to determine a contractor’s capacity and expertise to provide a test delivery system that ensures optimal system performance for the number of users in California.
Attachment 12: Qualification 4 - Scoring and Reporting (DOCX) This attachment's qualification response will be used to determine a contractor’s capacity and expertise to provide for and continually monitor all required methods of accurately scoring student responses.
Attachment 13: Qualification 5 - Secure Browsers (DOCX) This attachment's qualification response will be used to determine a contractor’s capacity and expertise to provide a secure browser accessed by students throughout California.
Attachment 14: Qualification 6 - Reporting of Test Results (DOCX) This attachment's qualification response will be used to determine a contractor’s capacity and expertise to provide student test results using three secure electronic methods.
Attachment 15: Qualification 7 - Item Types and Standards (DOCX) This attachment's qualification response will be used to determine a contractor’s capacity and expertise to develop California assessments that include multiple item types and processes for creating new items.
Attachment 16: Qualification 8 - Item Bank and Test Forms (DOCX) This attachment's qualification response will be used to determine a contractor’s capacity and expertise to maintain an item bank system for California in which all assessment test items are stored for all California assessments and where they can be viewed by authorized users.
Attachment 17: Qualification 9 - Item Development and Review Process (DOCX) This attachment's qualification response will be used to determine a contractor’s capacity and expertise to maintain an ongoing and robust item development and item review process.
Attachment 18: Qualification 10 - Universal Tools, Designated Supports, Accommodations and Unlisted Resources (DOCX) This attachment's qualification response will be used to determine a contractor’s capacity and expertise to support the California assessment infrastructure that includes multiple accessibility resources that work together to provide an equitable access solution for California students.
Attachment 19: Conflict of Interest (PDF) This attachment describes the Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Statement form.
Attachment 20: CDE Computer Security Policy(PDF) This attachment outlines the CDE Computer Security Policy.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, May 8, 2020
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