The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is seeking competitive proposals from qualified and interested firms to provide project evaluation for activities and products established for the Connecticut State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) as part of federal reporting requirements to the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has identified a State Identified Measurable Result (SIMR) to increase the reading performance of all 3rd grade students with disabilities statewide, as measured by Connecticut's Approved Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Performance Index. The SSIP is a three-phase implementation project. During phase I, the CSDE focused on the areas of data analysis, infrastructure analysis, the State Identified Measureable Result (SIMR), the selection of coherent improvement strategies, and a theory of action. The CSDE is currently in phase II of implementation. Phase II is focused on revisions to baseline, targets and SIMR, infrastructure development, support for LEA implementation of Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs), and evaluation. Phase III will focus on evidence of progress towards the goals of the SSIP. Additional information about the SSIP can be found online at these links:
External evaluators will provide a holistic assessment of the Content, Input, Product, and Process model using the six factors of the Hexagon Tool as their framework. This evaluation project will run for a minimum of two years (2016-17, and 2017-18) with initial reporting due by March 2017.
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Download the full Request for Proposals Here. Proposal Due Date: No later than 4:00 pm on January 10, 2017