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Assessment and Curriculum Digital Platform Support for Student Progress on State-Adopted Standards and Priority Standards

Grants to New Mexico School Districts and Charter
Schools to Support the Use of Classroom-Based Software

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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New Mexico Public Education Department

Conf. Date:

06/24/21

Deadline Date:

07/12/21 4:00 PM MT

Description:

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Grants to New Mexico school districts and charter schools to support technology that assists with evaluating student progress and achievement. Applicants must attend an information session prior to applying. Funding is intended to promote the purchase and use of a digital curriculum and evaluation platform designed to show student progress relative to state-adopted standards and priority standards in an intuitive and visual way.

Grants support acquiring and utilizing MasteryConnect, which allows local educational agencies to identify priority content and select from a bank or build original assessment items to gauge student progress across multiple content areas. 

The goals of the grant program are to support LEAs in carrying the following primary objectives for achieving accelerated learning as outlined in New Mexico’s Roadmap to Accelerated Learning and Renewal:

  1. Leverage data to determine unfinished learning, to determine potential gaps, and to ensure strategic movement to grade-level content.
  2. Assure priority academic content and high-quality instructional materials undergird lessons and curriculum.
  3. Employ intentional structures that are designed for interventions, such as high-dosage tutoring options for student supports.
  4. Promote use and understanding of the New Mexico Instructional Scope (NMIS).
  5. Promote collaboration among LEA staff that lead school districts’ or charter schools’ teaching, learning, & assessment initiatives.
  6. Increase assessment literacy, in particular, the role of formative assessment data in relation to instructional decision-making.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196866

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,300,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Implementation Cost of $2,550 per school district or charter school.
- Cost for MasteryConnect of $2.25 per student.
- Cost of Item Banks of $4.05 per student.
- Cost per training will be $2,000/day

Term of Contract:

Virtual training is a total of six (6) hours, which can be utilized in segments; for example two (2) sessions at three (3) hours or four (4) sessions at 90 minutes.

This RFA provides PED funding for the 2021-22 Academic School Year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible entities will be New Mexico school districts, New Mexico locally-chartered charter schools, and New Mexico state-chartered charter schools.

School districts and charter schools will be required to acquire and utilize professional development services through Instructure, the parent company of MasteryConnect.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants must attend a MasteryConnect RFA Information Session provided by the PED in partnership with MasteryConnect where RFA requirements are shared and a review or demonstration of MasteryConnect is provided.

Upcoming webinar dates:
- June 17th, 8:30-9:30 AM MDT
- June 17th, 3:30-4:30 PM MDT
- June 22nd, 8:30-9:30 AM MDT
- June 22nd, 3:30-4:30 PM MDT
- June 24th, 8:30-9-30 AM MDT
- June 24th, 3:30-4:30 PM MDT

Registration for these MasteryConnect RFA Information Sessions is located at: https://www.instructure.com/landing/newmexico

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Issue of RFA: June 10, 2021
- Deadline to Submit Questions: July 5, 2021, 4:00 pm MST
- Response to Questions: July 7, 2021
- Submission of Applications: July 12, 2021, 4:00 pm MST
- Evaluation of Applications:: July 13- July 15, 2021
- Selection of Awardees: July 16, 2021
- Finalize agreements: July 23, 2021
- Awards Announced: July 23, 2021

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit questions and applications to Lynn Vasquez at Lynn.Vasquez@state.nm.us

Contact PED:
505-827-5800
PED.HelpDesk@state.nm.us

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA # 22-92400-00003

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico

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