Government Contract | Tennessee
EPP Affordability Study 1: Financial Barriers and Motivators

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00002757671

Bid Title: EPP Affordability Study 1: Financial Barriers and Motivators

Agency Bid No. Title: Not Stated

Received Date: 09/21/2021

Close Date: 10/06/2021

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: Various Locations, Tennessee

Delivery Date: Not Stated


Specifications include, but are not limited to: The State seeks to partner with a Contractor who will gather qualitative data on financialbarriers and motivators to pursuing teaching as a profession from prospective teachers (highschool seniors and university students not enrolled in EPPs, education assistants, and careerchanging professionals) and EPP graduates in Tennessee. The Contractor will conduct analyseson these data and share these findings with the State for reporting to the Tennessee StateBoard of Education and chairs of the education committees of the Tennessee Senate andHouse of Representatives.The Contractors research must address, at minimum, the following questions: How may financial factors such as student load and debt burdens impact the decisionsof EPP graduates to pursue and remain in the teaching profession? How may financial factors such as tuition affordability, net-tuition affordability, andstudent loan and debt burdens prevent high school seniors, university students,education assistants, and career-changing professionals from enrolling in EPPs orpursuing the teaching profession? How do financial barriers and motivators to pursuing the teaching profession varyacross demographic factors?While research methodology is at the discretion of the Contractor, all proposed methodologyand proposed contract deliverables must be approved by the State. The Contractor may chooseto add deliverables to the scope of services, but at minimum, the Contractor should provide thefollowing: Literature review of other studies related to research questions listed above. Surveys, focus groups, and interviews with prospective teachers and EPP graduates toexplore reasons why they did/did not pursue teaching. Cross-sectional analysis of barriers and motivators to pursuing the teaching professionfor different target populations, including race, gender, geography (rural, suburban,urban), and other characteristics. Proposal of 3-5 strategies for TDOE/TN EPPs/TN General Assembly to employ to reducefinancial barriers and/or increase financial motivators to pursuing the teachingprofession.

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Product Code: 91838

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of Tennessee-Department of Education

State: Tennessee

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: 710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee, 37243



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