(Dover, DE.) The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the new statewide student assessment system known as the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS). The purpose of the RFP is to seek proposals from qualified Offerors experienced in online, web-based development, delivery and scoring systems in reading/English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
The online assessment system will consist of three components: (1) summative assessments for grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics; and two grades each for science and social studies; (2) summative end-of-course assessments for high school in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies; and (3) benchmark growth assessments for grades 2 through 10 in reading, mathematics, and optionally science.
The new assessment system will be piloted in Delaware schools in winter/spring 2010 and will be operational in the 2010-2011 school year. The Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) is still being administered throughout the 2009-2010 school year with the last DSTP administration scheduled for May 2010 when 8th and 11th graders will take the science and social studies tests.
Proposals are due from potential vendors no later than noon on Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Proposals will be evaluated by an RFP Review Committee assisted by several advisory groups who will make a recommendation to Secretary of Education Lillian M. Lowery, Ed.D.
The RFP is available in electronic format through the State of Delaware, Department of Education website at http://www.doe.k12.de.us/rfplisting or via the State of Delaware's Procurement website at http://bids.delaware.gov/.
Delaware's Department of Education is committed to promoting the highest quality education for every Delaware student by providing visionary leadership and superior service.
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