Specifications include, but are not limited to: Diverse Collection of Courses in
Core and/or Elective Subjects.
Respondent is responsible for providing a diverse collection of courses in core and/or elective
subject areas, as well as related instructional services as needed.
4.1.1 Core Subject Areas
The State is seeking a full range of courses in the core subject areas of English/language
arts, math, physical education, health, social studies and science. Courses must be
aligned to national standards and the Iowa Core Curriculum.
Respondents who specialize in particular core subject areas and cannot provide the full
range of courses in the core subject areas, may submit the courses they are capable of
providing in their Proposal.
The State is also seeking a wide range of world languages, sciences, social sciences,
business, career and technical courses. An example listing of course offerings is
included in Exhibit 1.
4.1.3 Course Technical Requirements
Courses offered must be compatible with the Instructure Canvas course management
system, as well as other major course management systems.
4.1.4 Course Availability
The State shall have the option to switch or select different courses throughout the life
of the Contract including renewal periods.
4.1.5 One-Time Purchase of Courses
The State is interested in the possibility of a one-time purchase(s) of licensing for some
courses in perpetuity. Respondent shall explain in their Proposal whether they offer this
type of license and provide pricing information in the Cost Proposal.