[Curriculum Directors] FW: DIBELS Information

Suddreth, Diana Diana.Suddreth at schools.utah.gov
Thu Jul 2 16:24:59 MDT 2015

Curriculum Directors,

Please see the important information below from Assessment Director Jo Ellen Shaeffer regarding the K-3 Reading assessment system.

Diana Suddreth, Director of Teaching and Learning
Utah State Office of Education
President, Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics
250 E. 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
diana.suddreth at schools.utah.gov<mailto:diana.suddreth at schools.utah.gov>

From: Jensen, Tori On Behalf Of Shaeffer, Jo Ellen
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015 1:34 PM
Subject: DIBELS Information

Good afternoon Assessment Directors and Literacy Directors,

We are getting very close to having the RFP released for the Data Analysis Component for Diagnostic Assessment System for K-3 Students (aka DIBELS). Districts will now have the flexibility to choose from a list of approved vendors, the system that best fits their needs.  We apologize that this process has taken so long due to circumstances beyond our control.  With that said, we are anticipating the selection and implementation timeline to look similar to the following:

July 2: RFP is being Published
July 16: RFP would close
Week of July 20-24:
*         Review the proposals
*         Send award notices to vendors
*         Notify LEAs (including Assessment Directors, Curriculum Directors, and Literacy Directors) of their options and provide a comparison analysis of the approved tools
*         Send application link out to choose your chosen vendor
August 7th: LEA applications due
Week of August 10-14: Vendors will be notified of LEA selection and will contact LEAs to begin services

If everything goes as described above, most LEAs will be setup in time to accomplish entering beginning-of-year testing results.  There is still a slight possibility that things may get delayed and some paper/pencil administration may need to occur for the beginning of the year only.

If you have any questions, please contact either Jennifer Throndsen at jennifer.throndsen at schools.utah.gov<mailto:jennifer.throndsen at schools.utah.gov> or Julie Benson at julie.benson at schools.utah.gov<mailto:Julie.benson at schools.utah.gov>.

Thank You.

Jo Ellen Shaeffer, Ed.D
Director I Assessment & Accountability | Utah State Office of Education
250 E 500 S | PO Box 144200  | Salt Lake City, 84114-4200 |801.538.7811: joellen.shaeffer at schools.utah.gov<mailto:joellen.shaeffer at schools.utah.gov>

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