Specifications include, but are not limited to: The Department of Education and Early Development, Division of Finance and Support Services is soliciting
proposals from qualified and experienced firms to provide a project plan for the implementation of an assessment
system. The successful offeror will collaborate with the State to design and develop a plan to implement the
Statewide Through-Year Assessment System. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The Statewide Through-Year Assessment project strives to meet the following primary goals:
1. Provide a Through-Year Assessment System for grades 3-9 in ELA and Math assessments aligned to:
a. the Alaska ELA and Mathematics Standards
b. a statewide summative assessment as outlined in ESSA (law reference)
2. Collaborate to create an assessment system designed to be available online with the capability of
providing immediate results that educators can use to inform instruction throughout the year.
3. Provide a summative and series of interim assessment that are block or item adaptive.
a. Summative assessment items must be adaptive within each grade level
b. Interim assessments can be adaptive outside the grade level.