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RFP #19-003

Rescoring Audit – Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests


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Overview

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of State Assessment is seeking proposals for a vendor to conduct a rescoring audit on a sample of constructed-responses from English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests in Grades 3 through 8 administered to students on computer. During the term of this contract, a rescoring audit will be conducted once for each school year; 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22, and 2022–23. For each audit, a written technical report summarizing statewide results must be submitted to NYSED. Local scoring reports on the results of the audit must be sent to each computer-based scoring consortium leader that was included in the audit.

Eligible Applicants

The eligible applicants are for-profit or not-for-profit entities, including any testing companies and/or consultant and/or educational organizations with demonstrated capacity for scoring student computer-entered responses to open-ended questions on large-scale assessments in English language arts and mathematics.

Subcontracting/Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE)

Subcontracting will be limited to thirty percent (30%) of the total contract budget. Subcontracting is defined as non-employee direct personal services and related incidental expenses, including travel.

Vendors are required to comply with NYSED’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) participation goals for this RFP through one of three methods. Compliance methods are discussed in detail in the Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Participation Goals section below.

Terms of Contract

NYSED will award one contract pursuant to this RFP with a term of five years, anticipated to begin March 1, 2019 and to end February 29, 2024.

Service Area

Statewide

RFP Components

Components contained in RFP Proposal #19-003 are as follows:

  1. Description of Services to Be Performed
  2. Submission
  3. Evaluation Criteria and Method of Award
  4. Assurances
  5. Submission Documents (separate document)
  6. Attachments

Questions and Answers

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by E-mail to AssessmentRFP@nysed.gov
no later than the close of business September 24, 2018. Questions regarding this request should be identified as Program, Fiscal or M/WBE. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than October 3, 2018.

Contact Information for Questions
Program Matters
Fiscal Matters
M/WBE Matters

Carolyn Trombe

Jessica Hartjen

Joan Ramsey

Submission Instructions

The following documents must be submitted in separate, sealed envelopes, as detailed in the Submission section of the RFP, and be received at NYSED no later than October 19, 2018 by 3:00 PM:

  1. Submission Documents labeled Submission Documents - RFP #19-003 Do Not Open
  2. Technical Proposal labeled Technical Proposal - RFP #19-003 Do Not Open
  3. Cost Proposal labeled Cost Proposal – RFP #19-003 Do Not Open
  4. M/WBE Documents labeled M/WBE Documents—RFP #19-003 Do Not Open
  5. CD-ROM containing the technical, cost, submission and M/WBE proposals submitted, using Microsoft Office. Place in a separate envelope labeled CD-ROM-RFP#19-003 Do Not Open.

The mailing address for all of the above documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Jessica Hartjen, RFP#19-003
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 501W EB
Albany, NY 12234

(Facsimile copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable)


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Last Updated: September 7, 2018 5:24 PM