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Preschool Outcome Measurement System: Technical Assistance and Data Supports

 
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    CFDA#

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    New Hampshire Department of Education

    Summary

    The purpose of this program is to seek proposals for one individual to provide technical assistance, resources and training to preschool special education coordinators and other school personnel responsible for measuring outcomes for preschool children with disabilities. The individual will support the New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education with the implementation of the Preschool Outcome Measurement System, including data collection and reporting.


    In order to be considered for funding, the applicants proposal must address the following priorities:

    • Priority 1: Support the Bureau with data collection and analysis for federal reporting for Indicator 7: Preschool Outcomes in the NH Special Education State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) and for the iSocial outcomes assessment.
    • Priority 2: Provide technical assistance to districts regarding the implementation of the NH Preschool Outcome Measurement System, specifically with respect to: the web-based data systems for each of the assessment tools used in New Hampshire; appropriate use of the tools as authentic assessment; and data use including the development of measurable annual goals for preschool children with disabilities as well as program improvement.
    • Priority 3: Coordinate with the State and the national organizations and entities to identify and meet needs relative to the Preschool Outcome Measurement System (POMS) and to communicate the importance of preschool outcomes.
    • Priority 4: Promote family voice in assessing their childrens progress; supporting districts with helping families understand child development and their childs outcome results.
    • Priority 5: Demonstrate the effectiveness of the project in achieving the Purposes and Priorities of this RFP through 1.0 Minimum Requirements and 2.0 Services to be Provided including project evaluation, reporting and grant management.
     

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    CONFLICTS OF INTEREST Upon receiving a new technical assistance assignment, the successful applicant will inform the Bureau Administrator of any conflicts of interest (appearance of, or actual) prior to accepting the assignment or while engaged in the assignment.


    COMPENSATION The successful applicant will be compensated at $65.00 per hour, to include travel time. The total compensation available for time worked and travel is approximately $78,000.00 for the contract period. In addition, up to $2,000.00 will be available for expenses related to participation in national work group meetings and conferences related to POMS, as assigned by the Bureau of Special Education.

    Contacts

    Barbara Dauphinais

    Barbara Dauphinais
    101 Pleasant Street
    Concord,, NH 3301
    (603) 271-1099
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Applicants must meet the minimum requirements:

    • Masters degree in special education or a related field;
    • Extensive working knowledge of NH Special Education State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report, Indicator 7: NH Preschool Outcome Measurement System (POMS);
    • Extensive working knowledge of the special education process and preschool special education;
    • Expertise or working knowledge in data collection, processing, analysis and data-based decision making;
    • Expertise or working knowledge of the assessment tools used in POMS and their reporting capacity;
    • Skill in assisting districts with understanding the components of POMS (data reporting requirements, data verification, assessment, data use, etc.);
    • The ability to work with representatives from State agencies, partner organizations, school districts, the State and national TA Centers/initiatives and the online publishers of POMS assessment instruments;
    • The ability to work independently within established timelines and demonstrate effective organizational skills;
    • Effective communication skills (oral and written); and
    • At least five (5) years experience in public and/or private school special education or a related field.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by 4:00pm, Friday, June 15, 2018. A similar deadline is anticipated, annually.

    Award Details

    The Department expects to award a two (2) year contract to one individual contractor; with an option to renew for two (2) additional fiscal years, if services are determined to be satisfactory and funds are available. Unless there is a change in the plan requirements and/or services to be delivered, the cost for the contract shall not exceed the amount of $160,000.00 for the two year period.

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