Report of Regents Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) Committee to The Board of Regents
Your ACCES Committee held its scheduled meeting on February 11, 2013. All members were present, with the exception of Chancellor Emeritus Bennett and Regent Norwood, who were excused. Additional members of the Board attending where: Regent Tallon, Regent Cottrell, and Regent Brown
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Update on High School Equivalency Request for Proposal (RFP) – The Committee was provided an update on our progress to assure that a viable pathway to the State High School Equivalency diploma remains available on January 2, 2014 when the new, computer based GED® test is implemented. Two RFP’s were issued on November 28, 2012 followed by a bidders’ conference on December 7, 2012. In both RFPs, the vendor would be responsible for the development, printing, scoring of the test and transfer of test scores to SED. The vendor would also be responsible for secure shipping and downloading of test materials to the existing 269 SED approved testing centers. The deadline for submitting applications for the RFP was January 11, 2013. The results of the RFP and the recommended winning bid will be available soon. Once an award is made, SED will enter into a contract on April 1, 2013 with the winning vendor and commence development of the new test to be ready for full implementation by January 2, 2014.