Government Contract | Arizona
Supplemental HSE Exam

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000523221

Bid Title: Supplemental HSE Exam

Agency Bid No. Title: ADED16-00006091

Received Date: 03/25/2016

Close Date: 04/22/2016

Purchase Type: 1 year term

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Pre-Bid Conference Optional 03/30/2016 01:00 PM


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The Arizona Department of Education, (ADE) is authorized under A.R.S. 15-232, 15-702 and R7-2-307 to issue an Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma upon successful completion of a State Board of Education-approved high school equivalency test. The ADE currently has an MOU with the GED Testing Service (GEDTS) for use of the GED Test. The current test consists of a four-part test battery. The test assesses Language Arts-Reading and Writing, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics. The current test scoring process scores each test on a standardized scale ranging from 145 to 200. To pass the test an examinee must attain a subtest score of 145 or greater on each of the subtests. Standard scores are also reported as normative scores-percentile ranks-based on a nationally representative, stratified random sample of high school students tested in the spring of their senior year. Currently all parts of the GED exam are taken at approved test centers and are taken and scored on the computer. There are currently over 60 test centers across the state. Arizonas GED scoring vendor scored nearly 10,000 individual sub-tests last year. Over 6,000 individuals took the test, which consists of 4 sub-tests, or about 2,500 sub-tests scored each month. ADE maintains an electronic transcript system at no charge to the consumer. 2. Purpose: ADE is requesting competitive, sealed proposals for: 1.The provision of a high school equivalency test aligned to the Arizona Adult Education College and Career Readiness Standards, located at, 2.The registration for, administration of and scoring of the tests 3.Reporting testing results to the Arizona Department of Education, Adult Education Services and 4.Awarding a high school equivalency diploma. The resulting contract will provide all aspects of the overall testing process. This includes using computer-based test(s) which meet/s the departments requirements. This may also include utilizing or customizing a practice test aligned to the test battery. Application and payment processes, scheduling, testing, and scoring processes will also be handled by the awarded contractor/s. Scores will then be sent by the contractor/s to the ADE/AES and a third-party contracted vendor for the issuance of a transcript and a credential. 3. Performance Requirements: 3.1 General Requirements: Contractor shall: 3.1.1 Provide a high school equivalency test that is aligned to the Arizona Adult Education College and Career Readiness Standards in the following content areas: English Language Arts (ELA) Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies

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Product Code: 92420

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of Arizona - Department of Education

State: Arizona

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: 1535 West Jefferson, Bin 37, Phoenix, Arizona, 85007



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