Dyslexia Training 20-013

Agency: State Government of Indiana
State: Indiana
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 611430 - Professional and Management Development Training
Posted Date: Jul 1, 2019
Due Date: Aug 5, 2019
Bid Source: Please Login to View Page
Contact information: Please Login to View Page
Bid Documents: Please Login to View Page
REQUEST FOR Information
20-013 INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION ON BEHALF OF: Indiana Department of Education (DOE) Solicitation for: Dyslexia Training

Proposal Due Date: August 5, 2019 @ 3:00pm Eastern

This is an electronic version of a Request for Information (RFI). Any alteration to the text or any file associated with this RFI in any way that could be construed to change the intent of the original document is forbidden. Any changes made to the original document may result in your proposal being considered nonresponsive.

The original signed document is on file with the Indiana Department of Administration, Procurement Division.

Thank you for your interest in doing business with the State of Indiana.

CONTENTS OF RFI 20-013RFI 20-013 consists of the following documents, which may be downloaded from this web site:

  • RFI-20-013 , RFI Document
  • Attachment A , Technical Proposal
  • Attachment B , Reference Check Form
  • Attachment C , Cost Proposal
  • Attachment D , Question and Answer Template

  • Attachment Preview

    STATE OF INDIANA
    REQUEST FOR INFORMATION 20-013
    INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
    ON BEHALF OF THE
    INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
    SOLICITATION FOR:
    DYSLEXIA TRAINING
    RESPONSE DUE DATE:
    August 05, 2019 by 3:00 PM EST
    Traci Davidson, Sr. Sourcing Analyst
    Indiana Department of Administration
    Procurement Division
    402 W. Washington St., Room W478
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
    Request for Information, Page 1 of 7
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE OF THE RFI ....................................................................................................................... 3
    RESPONSE FORMAT AND ATTACHMENTS.............................................................................................................................. 5
    RFI TIMELINE ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 5
    QUESTION / INQUIRY PROCESS .................................................................................................................................................. 5
    CLARIFICATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS ........................................................................................................................................ 6
    CONFIDENTIALITY............................................................................................................................................................................. 6
    RESPONSE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................................................................. 7
    Request for Information, Page 2 of 7
    REQUEST FOR INFORMATION 20-013
    INTRODUCTION
    This is a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA) on behalf
    of the Indiana Department of Education (DOE) in regard to dyslexia-related training programs.
    It is the intent of IDOA to solicit responses to this Request for Information in accordance with the
    specifications contained in this document and associated attachments. Neither this RFI nor any response
    (proposal) submitted hereto is to be construed as a legal offer.
    THE STATE MAY ELECT TO LIMIT PARTICIPATION IN ANY FUTURE COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION TO
    VENDORS THAT RESPOND TO THIS RFI.
    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE OF THE RFI
    The purpose of this RFI is to gain knowledge about training programs that will instruct someone to become an
    authorized reading specialist trained in dyslexia for a school corporation or charter school. The information
    provided in the responses to this RFI may also be used to assist in the development of a competitive bid at a
    later date. There will not be a contract resulting directly from the RFI; however, the State may elect to limit
    participation to vendors that respond to the RFI, if and when the State releases a competitive bid.
    The information gained from this RFI may be used in the development of a competitive solicitation process,
    leading to the selection of a contractor that is best suited to provide the solution(s) that meets the Department
    of Education’s requirements. The Department of Education is interested in learning about all types of solutions
    available in the marketplace for training programs for those interested in becoming an authorized reading
    specialist trained in dyslexia for a school corporation or charter school. Respondents should provide full details
    about their solution in order for the Department of Education to gain a clear understanding of the complete
    solution being proposed.
    The Department of Education may request in-person demonstrations from Respondents of this RFI for the
    purpose of collecting additional information and/or receiving clarification on response details. Invitations may
    be extended to Respondents of this RFI subsequent to the receipt of responses. The demonstrations will be
    conducted at the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis, Indiana at a date to be determined after review of
    the proposal submissions.
    Background: Indiana Code 20-35.5 et seq., as created by Senate Enrolled Act 217 or “the dyslexia law” passed in
    the spring of 2018. As part of the act, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) is providing numerous
    supports, including a list of approved dyslexia training programs. Completion of an approved program leads to
    an endorsement or certification of an “authorized reading specialist trained in dyslexia”. This employee of the
    school corporation/charter school may be a current reading specialist, a teacher, or a tutor/paraprofessional
    working under the supervision of a teacher. Upon successful completion of an approved training program this
    employee will have new and additional knowledge on the following topics: phonological and phonemic
    awareness, sound and symbol relationships, alphabet knowledge, decoding skills, rapid naming skills, and
    encoding skills. This person will gain an understanding and implementation of the response to intervention
    (RTI) process and training in identification and intervention for dyslexia.
    The goal of this RFI is to gather general functionality and general pricing structures from vendors for the
    development of a list of approved training programs in which school corporations / charter schools may choose
    from.
    Request for Information, Page 3 of 7
    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    The minimum requirements of the program are to accuratley explain and train educations on how to plan,
    teach, and implement systematic, sequential, cumulative, and multisensory instruction in the following subsets:
    phonological and phonemic awareness; sound and symbol relationships; alphabet knowledge; decoding skills; rapid
    naming skills; and encoding skills.
    Educators also must be able to demonstrate that they are fluent in the response to intervention process to instruct
    students through a tiered system of support. Additionally, educators who are successfully trained will be
    knowledgeable and be able to explain the identification of, characteristics of, and key elements of the
    intervention for dyslexia.
    Authorized reading speclist trained in dyslexia will work within a K-12 setting, so anyone who
    successfully completes your program must be able to demonstrate their knowledge on the topics
    listed above when working with students across the K-12 grade span.
    The end result of these programs are for a trainee to be able to fluently demonstrate either by
    practicum, performance task, or examination, or a combination of any of the three that they are
    able to identify, plan, and implement lessons for K-12 students who are struggling readers.
    Trainees who do so successfully will receive an endorsement or certification by the approved
    training program. This endorsement or certification will serve as proof of their successful
    completion of the course. This information will be provided to a school corporation or charter
    school’s leadership team.
    Transmittal Letter
    The Transmittal Letter must be in the form of a letter on company lettehead and must address the follwoing:
    The Transmittal Letter must briefly summarize the Respondent’s ability to supply the requested products and/or
    services that meet the requirements as defined within this RFI.
    The letter must also contain a statement indicating the Respondent’s willingness to provide the requested
    products and/or services subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this RFI
    The letter should clearly indicate the repsondent’s main point of contact to include name, title, phone number,
    and email address.
    Vendor Background
    IDOE wants to ensure that all attendees of your training program receive the highest quality training from
    instructors. This includes instructors who can knowledgbly answer all questions they may receive. We also want
    to ensure that instructors have years of hands-on experience in working with students with dyslexia and adult
    education. Trainer should have a minimum of two - four year of experience teaching students with dyslexia and
    at least one - two years of conduction trainings.
    It is preferred that the trainers have more than five years working with students and three or more years
    conducting trainings and has training that meets the definition of an authorized reading specialist trained in
    dyslexia.
    Training
    IDOE would like to know a brief history of your program. Please also provide a brief overview of how many
    sessions and hours your training requires. Also please explain how you plan to deliever the instruction to the
    trainees? (e.g., face-to-face or online, blended).
    Content of Training Program
    There is a significant amount of misunderstanding/misconceptiions about dyslexia, its sympstons, its orgin, its
    Request for Information, Page 4 of 7
    characteristics, and how it is identified. For a program to meet minimum qualifications please describe how
    these areas will be addressed in your training.
    Dyslexia affects six main literacy subsets. For your program to meet minimum qualifications please describve
    how your program will cover these six subsets and strategies to teach them to students.
    Assessment:
    An integral part of a successful program is checking a students understanding of the information taught. Please
    explain how your program will check your trainees knowledge of the topics covered and how students will show
    they are able to implement the strategies taught. What are the ways both of these things will be assessed?
    References:
    Reference information is captured on Attachment B Respondent should complete the reference information
    portion of the Attachment B which includes the name, address, and telephone number of the client facility and
    the name, title, and phone/fax numbers of a person who may be contacted for further information if the State
    elects to do so. The rest of Attachment B should be completed by the reference and either emailed
    DIRECTLY to the State. The State should receive three (3) Attachment B from clients for whom the
    Respondent has provided products and/or services that are the same or similar to those products and/or
    services requested in this RFP
    PRICING
    Pricing will not be a consideration as to whether a program is accepted but will be published in the list of
    approved programs. Pricing must be submitted on Attachment C and should be listed as the comprehensive
    cost for one person to include training and materials.
    RESPONSE FORMAT AND ATTACHMENTS
    Respondents should submit responses to the RFI, utilizing Attachment A, describing how they will meet the
    specific requirements of this RFI and the deliverables included within. All narrative responses must be provided
    to the State within Attachment A only and must remain in Microsoft Word format.
    RFI TIMELINE
    The following timeline is only an illustration of this RFI process. The dates associated with each step are not to
    be considered binding.
    Activity
    Anticipated RFI Dates:
    Date
    Issuance of RFI
    July 1, 2019
    Deadline to Submit Written Questions (3:00PM Eastern Time) July 15, 2019 by 3:00 PM EST
    Response to Written Questions/RFI Amendments
    July 22, 2019
    Due Date for Submissions
    August 5, 2019 by 3:00 PM EST
    QUESTION / INQUIRY PROCESS
    All questions/inquiries in regards to RFI 20-013 must be submitted in writing via email using Attachment D,
    Questions and Answers Template, by the deadline of July 15, 2019 by 3:00PM ET to rfp@idoa.IN.gov. The
    email subject line should contain the following phrase:
    “REQUEST FOR INFORMATION 20-013, QUESTION AND INQUIRIES.”
    Request for Information, Page 5 of 7

    Sign-up for a Free Trial, Government Bid Alerts

    With Free Trial, you can:

    You will have a full access to bids, website, and receive daily bid report via email and web.

    Try One Week FREE Now

    See Also

    Opportunity History Original Synopsis Sep 25, 2019 4:02 pm Solicitation Number : 20115640

    Department of Homeland Security

    Opportunity History Original Synopsis Sep 25, 2019 7:11 am Notice Type : Special

    Department of Veterans Affairs