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ELPA21 RFP for communications strategy planning, development, and implementation for the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21)

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CCSSO is requesting professional services for communications strategy planning, development, and implementation for the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21). The ELPA21 Enhanced Assessment Grant Project is to design an enhanced assessment system that measures the performance of English language learners as they progress through their K-12 education and achieve college and career readiness. There are currently 11 member states (Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, and West Virginia) in partnership with Stanford University's Understanding Language Initiative, the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards & Student Testing (CRESST), and the National Center for Educational Outcomes (NCEO). The Oregon Department of Education is the lead state agency, and CCSSO is the project management partner.

This is an invitation to respond to the request for proposals (RFP) by submitting your proposal to Cat Still c/o Dr. Fen Chou, CCSSO, One Massachusetts Ave. NW. Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001, by 2:00 PM ET on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Additionally, one PDF file of the proposal must be received by the 2:00 PM ET, June 24, 2014, deadline for proposal submission at cat.still@ccsso.org. It is solely the responsibility of each proposer to assure their proposal is delivered at the specified location and email address and prior to the deadline for submission. Proposals received after the submission deadline will not be considered.   Inquiries and requests for clarification of the content in the RFP must be received by email no later than 2:00 PM ET on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Please email your questions to Cat Still's email address above. Accumulated questions and responses will be emailed in one document addressed to all interested parties on June 10, 2014. Any inquires received in any other format (e.g., phone calls) will not be addressed.

ELPA21 Communications Strategy RFP (PDF)

ELPA21 Communications Strategy RFP Q&A (PDF)