SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 101
June 7, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Assessment Request for Proposals|
The purpose of this memo is to inform you that the Department of Education has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit sealed proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for (a) Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments and (b) a nationally norm-referenced achievement test. The RFP was issued on Friday, May 24, 1996. Responses to the RFP are due to the Department on July 25, 1996. After that date the proposals will be evaluated and a contract(s) awarded. The evaluation and award processes are expected to take about 30 to 60 days. A copy of the RFP has been sent to your Division Director of Testing. Two enclosures are provided for your information: (a) the State Board's April 25, 1996 Resolution concerning Virginia's new assessment program and (b) an attachment from the RFP which shows the grade levels and content areas for which SOL assessments will be developed. If you have any questions, please contact Doris Redfield, Division Chief, Assessment and Reporting, at 804/225-2102. WCBJr/mwc Enclosures: This memo and its enclosures will be sent to the superintendent's office.