NYSED News

RFP Posted: Breakfast Media Campaign

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Child Nutrition Program Administration (CNPA) team is seeking proposals for a comprehensive statewide multi-media campaign to promote the importance of consuming a nutritious breakfast and getting daily physical activity to students and teachers. The vendor would be responsible for developing an impressive statewide multi-media campaign that focuses on the correlation between the consumption of breakfast and getting daily physical activity with positive learning outcomes.

News and Notes: Introducing Commissioner-Elect Elia

Read our latest edition of News and Notes for an introduction to Commissioner-Elect Elia, a recap of the Learning Summit, new social studies resources, translated modules, teacher workshops, news from the State Library, and more!

Funding Opportunity: 1003(g) School Improvement Grant (SIG) – Round 6

The primary purpose of the SIG is to provide Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with an opportunity to support the implementation of a whole-school change model in their Priority Schools. This grant allows for three federally-designated models to do so: Turnaround, Restart, and Transformation. In addition, this grant is introducing three additional models – Innovation Framework, Evidence-based, and Early Learning Intervention. A secondary purpose of the SIG is to support this school closure process. In certain cases the LEA, in collaboration with the local community, may conclude the best option for its students is to close the existing school and transfer students to existing higher achieving options within the district. The requirements and parameters set forth in this Request for Proposals (RFP) will serve as the quality standard for an approvable SIG plan. LEAs will be expected to fully implement the SIG plan in its funded Priority Schools through available resources including, but not limited to, the SIG. The SIG plans in this RFP must be designed to meet one of the intervention models. For additional information review the SIG Grant Application Documents.

2015-2018 Learning Technology Grant Application

The purpose of this grant is to help transform learning environments through the integrated use of instructional technology in classrooms and school libraries, and to provide sustained professional development to increase the skills of teachers and school librarians in the use of instructional technology in coordination and implementation of the Learning Standards of New York State and the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards. The goals of this grant are to integrate instructional technology in classrooms and school libraries to help students attain higher levels of performance in the State Learning Standards of NY and NYS Common Core Learning Standards to ensure that all New York State students graduate from high school ready for college and careers.

RFP Posted: Scaling and Scale Maintenance, Standard Setting, and Reliability/Validity Analyses of the New York State Regents Examination and Grades 4 and 8 Science Test Programs

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of State Assessment is seeking proposals to conduct three psychometric tasks: (1) scaling and scale maintenance of field tests;(2) post-operational score collection and standard setting; and, (3) analyses to provide evidence regarding reliability and validity for selected High School Regents Examinations in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, and the Science examinations for Grades 4 and 8. The successful vendor will perform these three psychometric tasks and prepare technical documentation for the 2015–16, 2016–17, and 2017–18 school years. Vendors must bid on all services for any examinations selected by NYSED in the content areas listed in this RFP.

News and Notes: Learning Summit

The Board of Regents has asked the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to host a Learning Summit on teacher and principal evaluation on Thursday, May 7. At the live webcast event, the Board and NYSED will hear recommendations from experts and stakeholders.

RFP Posted: Implementation of the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness

The NYSED Office of Accountability is seeking proposals from vendors with demonstrated knowledge, expertise and the capacity to conduct district and school-based reviews aligned to the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) protocol; provide professional development on DTSDE to educational leaders across the state; and help develop capacity within the field. Focus Districts use the feedback from the DTSDE to complete a District Comprehensive Improvement Plan and any necessary School Comprehensive Education Plans.

Funding Opportunity: Program Development Grant to Prepare Students with Disabilities to Exit School with Work Readiness Skills

The Program Development Grant program is a competitive grant program to provide funding for schools to enhance their instructional programs to increase students with disabilities’ access to and participation in career and technical education (CTE) coursework, instruction in the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) learning standards, and work-based learning opportunities to fulfill requirements for the award of the NYS CDOS Commencement Credential.

RFI Posted: Child Nutrition Program: Administrative Review System

NYSED hereby issues this “Request for Information” (RFI) to solicit information from vendors regarding the availability of software systems and services to assist NYSED with administrative reviews of its Child Nutrition Programs as mandated by the USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS).