Common Application for List of Approved Assessments

Common Application for List of Approved Assessments

In prior years, the Department has issued multiple Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) to develop approved lists from which districts may make their own selections in multiple assessment areas. The current RFQ seeks to provide a common application by which vendors may submit qualifications for tests across these various areas and seeks vendors with assessment tools that can fulfill multiple purposes to assist districts in selecting tools that will maximize their use of time and resources, and provide high educational value.

The State of Ohio, through the Department of Education, is requesting proposals for a pre-approved list of third-party-developed assessments for use by Ohio school districts in the following areas:

  1. Comparable Assessments to Ohio’s K-3 Diagnostic Assessment for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee
  2. Alternative Standardized Assessment for Third Grade Reading
  3. Alternative High School Assessments for Graduation
  4. Teacher and Principal Evaluation: Qualifications for Student Assessments to be used by Ohio Districts for a Portion of Teachers’ and Principals’ Evaluations
  5. Student Survey Instruments for Use in Teacher Evaluation
  6. Prescreening and Identification Instruments for Children Who Are Gifted

Common RFQ for third-party-developed assessments* (*Typos and layout updated on 3/15/18)
Common Assessment RFQ Responses to Frequently Asked Questions

For any inquiries, please email Daniel Badea at

Pertinent Dates

  • RFQ posted: February 20, 2018
  • Question and answer period: February 20 – March 5, 2018
  • Letter of Intent due: March 5, 2018
  • Applications due: 5 PM, March 30, 2018
  • Vendors notified of review outcomes: April 23, 2018
  • Vendor lists announced: May 18, 2018

Last Modified: 3/15/2018 8:51:21 AM