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PARCC Releases RFP For Item Tryouts, Field Testing, Research And Form Construction
Washington, D.C. – Oct. 31, 2012 –The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a 23-state consortium working together to create next generation assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics, released through Indiana's Department of Administration (IDOA), a request for proposal (RFP) for item tryouts, field testing, embedded research, practice tests, and forms construction for the first operational year of the assessment. The RFP also calls for vendors to develop technical and cost options for administering and scoring PARCC operational assessments in 2014-2015. The activities in the RFP are divided into five sections:
As part of the field testing section, a practice test consisting of representative items at each grade level will be constructed and made available to all students in all PARCC states in computer-administered mode as a practice test after data from field testing is completed. The practice test will allow students in PARCC states to gain experience with the innovations incorporated into PARCC assessments.
PARCC issued an RFP which included some of this work and was split into two components. There was a protest of the original award, and it was determined that reissuing a revised solicitation would be in the best interest of PARCC. At this time PARCC, acting through the IDOA, is rebidding both components of the previous iteration of the RFP, now as one component.
For more information or questions about the RFP and the procurement process, please contact the Indiana Department of Administration.
RFP 13-29 can be found at http://www.in.gov/idoa/proc/bids/RFP-13-29/.
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