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Guidance on Reporting Children Receiving Priority Pre-K or Statewide Universal Full-Day Pre-K in SIRS

This memo provides instructions for entering prekindergarten students in SIRS.

Personnel Master File (PMF) 2014-15 Timeline and Changes

This memo highlights the timeline for the 2014-15 data collection of the BEDS Personnel Master File (PMF) and updates to the collection process for teacher data.

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RFP Posted: Scaling and Scale Maintenance, Standard Setting, and Reliability/Validity Analyses of the New York State Regents Examination and Grades 4 and 8 Science Test Programs

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of State Assessment is seeking proposals to conduct three psychometric tasks: (1) scaling and scale maintenance of field tests;(2) post-operational score collection and standard setting; and, (3) analyses to provide evidence regarding reliability and validity for selected High School Regents Examinations in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, and the Science examinations for Grades 4 and 8. The successful vendor will perform these three psychometric tasks and prepare technical documentation for the 2015–16, 2016–17, and 2017–18 school years. Vendors must bid on all services for any examinations selected by NYSED in the content areas listed in this RFP.

News and Notes: Learning Summit

The Board of Regents has asked the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to host a Learning Summit on teacher and principal evaluation on Thursday, May 7. At the live webcast event, the Board and NYSED will hear recommendations from experts and stakeholders.

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