Evaluation of Title I Accountability Systems and School Improvement Efforts
SOLICITATION NUMBER: RFP ED-00-R-0042
PROPOSAL DUE DATE: July 5, 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-0042 was amended on June 20, 2000. Amendment 1 (3K ASCII file) provided the Department's responses to questions from potential offerors. The proposal due date remains July 5, 2000.
Update - May 25, 2000
As stated in RFP ED-00-R-0042, the proposal due date is July 5, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. E.S.T., not 9:00 A.M. as previously shown above.
The U.S. Department of Education has a requirement to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the implementation of Title I accountability systems/policies at the district level and school level. The evaluation of accountability shall be based on the requirements of Title I, with particular attention to the issue of the school improvement process and how Title I accountability provisions work in the context of state and local accountability systems. The study will:
- Document the implementation of state standards, assessment, and accountability provisions under Title I at the district level.
- Examine the extent to which Title I accountability systems in states and districts are consistent/aligned with overall state accountability systems.
- Identify and describe district practices for improving low-performing schools through assistance, incentives, and public accountability strategies.
- Track the improvement process in a set of schools identified as in need of improvement under Title I and under state/district accountability systems.
The entire solicitation is available below for download. Requests for a hard copy of the RFP may be made by telephone, mail, telegram, Internet, or in person. All requests shall reference the RFP number (ED-00-R-0042) 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 23, 2000 and closing date is July 5, 2000 (2:00PM EST). All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be considered. The dates listed herein are subject to change.
ED00R0042-SOLICITATION.ZIP (156K) - 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 5 separate documents contained in this file. All are in either MS Word or PDF format. Zip utility software is required to extract the 5 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.
ED00R0042-SOW.DOC (108K) - Statement of Work in MS Word format for quick viewing.
Contact Gary Weaver at (202) 401-0083 for downloading problems only.