PARCC, One of the two main consortia, and the one picked by Ohio, developing tests aligned to the common-core standards is asking for proposals technology infrastructure essential the deploying tests and maintaining the data.
PARCC, Inc. released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the development, testing, and implementation of the technology necessary to support the PARCC assessment system. The solicitation, referred to as the 'Technology Bundle", focuses on the development of the technical components of the PARCC’s Assessment System that provide essential infrastructure for computer-based assessment delivery and assessment data management.
The solicitation is comprised of two components.
Component 1 – Assessment Delivery encompasses the technical infrastructure necessary to deliver secure, reliable, flexible, and scalable computer-based assessments. The component includes the development of the Assessment Delivery Platform, Assessment Content Repository (i.e., Item Bank), and related Shared Technology Services.
Component 2 – Data Management and Reporting encompasses the technical infrastructure necessary to provide secure, reliable, flexible, and scalable digital data storage, management, reporting, and analysis for PARCC and its member states. The component includes the development of a Data Warehouse, Reporting Engine and Analytics Tools, and the design and testing of Assessment Score Reports.
With the testing due to being this year, this seems a little late, doesn't it?