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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-2165


Request for Proposal for the Development, Validation, Field Testing and Implementation of the Pennsylvania Academic Standards Proficiency Assessment for Teachers

[30 Pa.B. 6446]

   This Request for Proposal (RFP) is issued to solicit contractors' submission of plans and bids for: The Development, Validation, Field Testing, and Implementation of the Pennsylvania Academic Standards Proficiency Assessment for Teachers. This development shall include, the validation, establishment of proficiency levels, and implementation of the initial set of computer adaptive diagnostic proficiency assessments based on item response theory (IRT). The assessment shall be designed to measure a teacher's knowledge in the content area of mathematics and the skill area of reading and be integrated with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Mathematics and Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The assessment design shall be web based and subsequently avail-able to all Pennsylvania school entities during normal school hours.

   The Issuing Office, which is the sole point of contact for this RFP, is the Division of Teacher Education, Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333, telephone (717) 787-3470; TDD (717) 772-2864.

   All inquiries for applications may be directed to the Issuing Office. Applications submitted in response to this RFP are due in the Division of Teacher Education no later than 5 p.m., January 19, 2001.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-2165. Filed for public inspection December 15, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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