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Issue Date: 01/09/2020 Contract Number: RFQ 20-002

Qualifications for Assessments to be Used by New York State School Districts and BOCES in Teacher and Principal Evaluations


Description:

The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be posted at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/compcontracts/compcontracts.html.

To implement the provisions of Education Law §3012-d as amended by Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2019 relating to annual professional performance reviews (APPRs) of classroom teachers and building principals, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) is soliciting applications for assessments that will be used as measures of student growth used with a student learning objective (SLO) (see definition in the RFQ) that will generate a growth target for one year of expected growth for use in the Required Student Performance subcomponent, and/or as a State-designed supplemental assessment (“supplemental assessment”) for use in the Optional Student Performance subcomponent.

THIS SOLICITATION WILL NOT RESULT IN A CONTRACT WITH THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

Through this RFQ, New York State seeks to further build an “Approved Assessment List” from which LEAs can choose for the Required and/or Optional Student Performance subcomponent(s). NYSED will use the objective criteria specified within this RFQ to review such applications for inclusion on the list of approved assessments for the purposes of APPR.

All submitted assessments that meet the criteria specified in this RFQ will be included on the applicable list. The list will be maintained by NYSED and will indicate approved assessments that may be selected by LEAs for use in teacher and principal evaluations in conjunction with either SLOs through a target setting process aligned with one-year expected academic growth or with a second measure of student growth or achievement for use in the Optional Student Performance subcomponent. No funding is directly associated with this application for approval.

The list will be updated on a rolling basis.  On a continual basis, there is the opportunity for applicants to demonstrate that their submitted assessment for use with an SLO or as a supplemental assessment meets the requirements for inclusion on the list.  Assessments may be removed from the approved list for cause (or upon request by the provider.

Please note: all assessments approved for use with Education Law §3012-d under RFQ #15-001 are available for use with Education Law §3012-d as amended by the Laws of 2019. Assessment providers seeking to have one or more assessments placed on the Approved Assessment List after the release of RFQ #20-002, or assessment providers who wish to resubmit a previously approved assessment for expanded use, must apply to this RFQ in order to be approved for use under Education Law §3012-d as amended by the Laws of 2019.

Due Date: 12/08/2020

Contract Term: n/a

Location:

Ad Type: Continuous procurement solicitation


Primary Contact:     Education, NYS Dept. of
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Contract Administration Unit
Jessica Hartjen
Contract Management Specialist 2
89 Washington Avenue
Room 501 EB
Albany, NY 12234
United States
Ph: 518-474-9834
Fax:
ASSESSRFQ@nysed.gov

Secondary contact:     Education, NYS Dept. of
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Contract Administration Unit
Jessica Hartjen
Contract Management Specialist 2
89 Washington Avenue
Room 501 EB
Albany, NY 12234
United States
Ph: 518-474-9834
Fax:
ASSESSRFQ@nysed.gov