Reading Excellence Act School and Classroom Implementation and Impact Study (SCII)
SOLICITATION NUMBER: RFP ED-00-R-0033
PROPOSAL DUE DATE: June 28, 2000 2:00 P.M. E.S.T.
POINT OF CONTACT: Pamela Weaver, Contract Specialist at (202) 260-0183
UPDATE JUNE 20, 2000
RFP ED-00-R-0033 was amended on June 20, 2000. Amendment 4 (1K ASCII file) provided the Department's response to a question from a potential offeror. The proposal due date remains June 28, 2000.
UPDATE JUNE 8, 2000
RFP ED-00-R-0033 was amended on June 8, 2000. Amendment 3 (4K ASCII file) provided the Department's responses to questions from potential offerors. The proposal due date remains June 28, 2000.
UPDATE JUNE 5, 2000
RFP ED-00-R-0033 was amended on May 25, 2000. Amendment 2 (14K MS Word file) provided one clarication to the solicitation and amended the FIPS standards applicable to this procurement. The proposal due date remains June 28, 2000.
UPDATE MAY 23, 2000
Amendment 1 to RFP ED-00-R-0033 was issued on May 19, 2000. The amendment resulted in changes to both the Request for Proposal and the Statement of Work. No other files or documents were changed. The proposal due date remains June 28, 2000. The SOLIC33.ZIP (173K) file has been updated to include the 3 documents associated with Amendment 1. Alternatively, Amendment 1, the revised RFP and the revised Statement of Work are available below for downloading or viewing separately.
The U.S. Department of Education has a requirement for a comprehensive evaluation of the implementation of the Reading Excellance Act (REA) program at the school level and the quality of instruction in REA classrooms, as well as an assessment of the impact of the program. The evaluation of implementation shall be based on the criteria and principles required by the program's authorizing legislation, and the quality of reading instruction in REA classrooms shall be assessed based on research-based principles of effective reading instruction as outlined in the National Academy of Sciences, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children. The contractor shall collect three years of program implementation and student assessment data, and prepare three reports, one after the first year of data collection, one after the second year of data collection, and a final report synthesizing the findings from all three years of data collection. The contractor shall also provide a minimum of two briefings a year to ED staff and other REA stakeholders on the report findings.
The central objectives of the study are to: make judgements about the quality of school and classroom-level implementation of REA; describe how REA programs are structured and how they operate; determine whether schools that participate in REA are improving the quality of reading instruction; and assess whether student outcomes are improving in REA schools.
Requests for copies of the RFP may be made by telephone, mail, telegram, Internet, or in person. All requests shall reference the RFP number (ED-00-R-0033) and title. Telephone requests may be placed by calling 202-708-6498. Mail or telegram requests shall be sent to the following address, U.S. Department of Education/CPO, ATTN: Yolanda Abney, Room 3616, 7th & D Streets, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4443. E-mail requests may be sent to Yolanda_Abney@ed.gov. Copies of the RFP may be picked up in person on the issuing date at the above address, Room 3616. Issue date is May 9, 2000 and closing date is June 28, 2000 (2:00PM EST). All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be considered. The dates listed herein are subject to change.
SOLIC33.ZIP (173K) - This file has been updated to include all changes made by Amendment 0001. All files needed to prepare a proposal, zipped for easy downloading, including the RFP in PDF format, which retains exact formatting as the hardcopy RFP, and the Statement of Work in MS Word format. There are 7 separate documents contained in this file. All are in either MS Word or PDF format. Zip utility software is required to extract the 7 files from this zip file before viewing in word processor or other applications. The Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free, is required to view and print PDF files.
SOW0033.DOC (111K) - Statement of Work in MS Word format for quick viewing.
Contact Gary Weaver at (202) 401-0083 for downloading problems only.