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New Jersey State Department of Education

RFQ:
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HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVELENCY TEST


A
PPLICATION
P
ERIOD

APPLICATION PERIOD
:

S
EPTEMBER
16,

2013

TO
S
EPTEMBER
27
,

2013



D
UE
D
ATE

AND
T
IME


4
:00

P
.
M
.,

S
EPTEMBER
27
,

2013


INSTRUCTIONS:

Please use this specialized Microsoft
®

Word document for your response.

If you are viewing it on the Internet, be sure to
save

it to your computer.

Responses may be typed into fill
-
in areas

only
:

These areas will automatically expand, as needed, to accommodate text.

Some questions
(e.g., Yes / No)

require clicking on boxes, which look like:


To begin, you may wish to enter the
Name of Applying Entity

onto
Form A
.


The New Jersey State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, color,
religion, creed, disabili
ty, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic
predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, services and
activities.


1.0

GENERAL INFORMATION



1.1

PROGRAM SUMMARY


The New Jersey State Department of Education (“NJDOE” or “Department”), as part of its plan
to change the way adults can earn a State
-
issued high school diploma, is soliciting qualification
proposals for a High School Equivalency Assessment.
THIS SOLICITA
TION WILL NOT
RESULT IN A CONTRACT WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

The
NJDOE will use the objective criteria specified within to review such proposals and will prepare
a
L
ist of

Approved High School Equivalency Assessments
. The Assessment will be a
pproved for
use in Test Centers that contract with one of the Approved Vendors, and these Test Centers must
comply with the statutory (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A
-
4.1 et seq.; 40A:11
-
4.1 et seq.)and regulatory
(N.J.A.C. 5:34
-
4.1 et seq.) provisions of the competitive

contracting process in order to contract
with any of the instrument providers on the list.




THE NEW JERSEY STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


REQUEST FOR QUALIFIC
ATIONS (RFQ)


(WITHOUT FINANCIAL Q
UOTE)



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All approved providers who meet the criteria specified in this Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
will be included on this list. The list will be maintained by the
NJDOE.
No funding is directly
associated with this application for approval.


There will be o
ne initial application period. If necessary, t
here will be
a reapplication period for
any rejected qualification proposals beginning on November 15, 2013, as desc
ribed below.
Thereafter, there will be
biennial (every two years) opportunities for new applicants to
demonstrate that their instrument meets the requirements, on a schedule to be determined and
published by the NJDOE. Providers of a High School Equivale
ncy Assessment may also be
removed from the list subject to the conditions specified within.


The NJDOE will review the Assessments submitted and evaluate them on their alignment with
the requirements set forth in this RFQ. If approved, the entity that has

submitted the Assessment
will be notified of the Assessment’s approved status and their Assessment will be placed on the
NJDOE
L
ist of

Approved High School Equivalency Assessments .

It is anticipated that this list of
Assessments will be updated again on
a schedule identified by the Department.


2.0

SPECIFICATIONS


2.1

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS


This RFQ solicits submissions of instruments from all interested parties who are seeking to have
an Assessment placed on the Department’s list of
Approved High School Equivalency
Assessment.
Test Centers may only contract with a High School Equivalency Assessment
Provider on the approved list
. Entities proposing that their Assessment be reviewed by the
Department must complete the request form found

in Appendix C and submit all requisite
documentation on behalf of the
High School Equivalency Assessment Provider
that is needed
for the Assessment to be approved.


Entities eligible to submit an Assessment must have a history of providing large scale tes
ting to
one or more states of at least 10,000 test administrations.


Any High School Equivalency Assessment Provider

will either contract with Test Centers and
will be responsible for meeting the terms of its agreement with the Test Center, and/or will
doc
ument how it will administer testing through its own organization.


2.2
APPROVAL CRITERIA FO
R HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVA
LENCY ASSESSMENTS


The NJDOE shall evaluate an eligible Assessment for inclusion on the Department’s approved
list pursuant to this RFQ proces
s. Assessments will be included on the Department’s approved
list upon determination that an application satisfies each of the following criteria described
below.


Alignment with Overall New Jersey State
Accountability

System


Respondents to this RFQ shall

provide documentation of their high school equivalency
assessment with each of the following characteristics:


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1.

It is research
-
based or evidence
-
supported as an appropriate
, valid and reliable
assessment to measure high school equivalency.
Documentation of

this
requirement shall be provided as appendices in the form of research reports or
reports citing evidence of meeting this requirement, including
that the

test items
and passages generate

reliable and valid performance data.

2.

It incorporates domains of pr
actice and/or performance criteria that align to the
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) developed in collaboration with teachers,
school administrators, and experts to provide a clear and consistent framework to
prepare students for college and the workfor
ce.

See
http://www.state.nj.us/education/sca/ccss/

.
It will also provide plans for future
test devel
o
pment

as the CCSS evolve
.

A Table showing the correlation of test
scores and their relation to CCS
S

cut scores and the 2002 GED series test scores
shall be provided.

3.

It is offered as a computer based test and may also
be
offer
ed

as
an optional paper
based test for the next five
years.

Areas to be assessed must include: Writing,
Science, Social Studies, Math, and Language Arts. It must include a Spanish
Language version and English Proficiency test.

4.

It provides the minimum passing score, as well as all possible scores with
percent
iles for student ranking included.

5.

It must be scored and the results provided to the State electronically.

Vendor must
provide quality control systems to verify accuracy of scoring, processing, and
reporting of all test scores

6.

It must comply with the Ameri
cans with Disabilities Act requirement that any
private or public entity that offers examinations relating to certification or
credentialing for secondary or post secondary education, shall offer such
examinations in a place and manner accessible to person
s with disabilities or offer
alternative arrangements for such individuals as special accommodations, and be
able to evaluate the special accommodation request.
See 42 U.S.C.S. § 12189
.
Accommodations should include, extended testing time based on the disability,
supervised breaks, a private room,
Braille

formats of the test, the use of a scribe,
etc.

7.

The vendor must show it has the ability to acquire and manage statistical data, i.e.
tes
t results and demographics on age, race,
disabilities
, English language learners

and other groups as specified at a later period by the NJDOE
.

8.

It must come with a Test Administrator’s Manual on how to administer the test
and provide technical assistance on

the use of the test and on professional
development opportunities for teachers. A test shall be provided that chief
examiners must pass to administer the test.

The vendor must provide the
appropriate test preparation materials.


9.

It must include a compute
r
and/
or paper based test fee which will include all
administrative costs. It shall provide the opportunity for existing and new test
centers to come to an agreement with the test vendor to cover the administrative
cost of testing.

10.

It must explain how the
respondent’s test fee(s)
are calculated and how the

fees

will allow the Department to maintain or improve its yearly testing total of
approximately 1
3,000

New Jersey
students
taking

the 2002 series GED test

in
recent years.


11.

It must describe test scoring
methodology, including how essays are scores.

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12.

It must describe how tests will be administered and what software / hardware will
be used.

13.

It must describe the test formatting.



2.3

APPROVAL PERIOD OF INSTRUMENT PROVIDERS


A High School Equivalency Assessm
ent that is placed on the approved list shall remain on the
list unless the assessment is disqualified pursuant to Section 2.4 of this RFQ.


If a new version of the assessment or a revision to the assessment is made by the provider, the
assessment must be
re
-
submitted for review in the next annual cycle in order to remain on the
approved list.


2.4

DISQUALIFICATION OF
INSTRUMENT


Approval

for inclusion on the Department’s
L
ist of

Approved High School Equivalency
Assessments

may be withdrawn for good cause. This may include, but not be limited to, a
recommendation to and determination made by the Commissioner that the assessment:

is in
noncompliance with one or more of the criteria for approval set forth in this RFQ, or is i
n
noncompliance with the Department’s regulations
.



2.5

APPLICANT REVIEW PROCESS


General Review and Scoring Process


Applications will each be independently reviewed and evaluated by members of the
Review Committee pursuant to the approval criteria speci
fied below.


Applicant responses on Form B of the Technical Proposal (Section 4.0) will be used to
determine the provider’s adherence to the established approval criteria.



For each established criterion, an applicant will receive either a score of:



3



Evidence provided exceeds the established criterion; or


2



Evidence provided meets the established criterion
;

or


1


Evidence partially meets the established criterion
;

or


0

-

Evidence provided does not meet the established criterion
.




I.

High School Equivalency Assessment
(Review and Scoring)


In order to be approved as a provider of High School Equivalency Assessments, an
applicant must receive a score of 1 for

each

of the 12 approval criterion, including sub
-
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criteria, below from assigned

reviewers. Stated differently, each assessment must receive
a total of 24 points in order to be approved for the Department’s list of
Approved High
School Equivalency assessment providers.

Terms used in the criteria to follow are
defined in Appendix A of
this document. Approved assessment tests will be placed
within the Department’s list of
Approved High School Equivalency Assessments.



1.

It is research
-
based or evidence
-
supported as an appropriate, valid and reliable
assessment to measure high school equiv
alency.
Documentation of this
requirement shall be provided as appendices in the form of research reports or
reports citing evidence of meeting this requirement, including
that the

test items
and passages generate

reliable and valid performance data.

2.

It incorporates domains of practice and/or performance criteria that align to the
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) developed in collaboration with teachers,
school administrators, and experts to provide a clear and consistent framework to
prepare student
s for college and the workforce. See
http://www.state.nj.us/education/sca/ccss/

. It will also provide plans for future
test development

as the CCSS evolve
. A Table showing the correlation of test

scores and their relation to CCSS cut scores and the 2002 GED series test scores
shall be provided.

3.

It is offered as a computer based test and may also offer an optional paper based
test for the next five years. Areas to be assessed must include: Writing,

Science,
Social Studies, Math, and Language Arts. It must include a Spanish Language
version and English Proficiency test.

4.

It provides the minimum passing score, as well as all possible scores with
percentiles for student ranking included.

5.

It must be scor
ed and the results provided to the State electronically.
Vendor must
provide quality control systems to verify accuracy of scoring, processing, and
reporting of all test scores

6.

It must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirement that any
pr
ivate or public entity that offers examinations relating to certification or
credentialing for secondary or post secondary education, shall offer such
examinations in a place and manner accessible to persons with disabilities or offer
alternative arrangeme
nts for such individuals as special accommodations, and be
able to evaluate the special accommodation request.
See 42 U.S.C.S. § 12189
.
Accommodations should include, extended testing time based on the disability,
supe
rvised breaks, a private room,
Braille

formats of the test, the use of a scribe,
etc.

7.

The vendor must show it has the ability to acquire and manage statistical data, i.e.
test results and demographics on age, race,
disabilities, English language learners
and other groups as specified at a late
r period by the NJDOE.

8.

It must come with a Test Administrator’s Manual on how to administer the test
and provide technical assistance on the use of the test and on professional
development opportunities for teachers. A test shall be provided that chief
exa
miners must pass to administer the test. The vendor must provide the
appropriate test preparation materials.

9.

It must include a computer
and/
or paper based test fee which will include all
administrative costs. It shall provide the opportunity for existing
and new test
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centers to come to an agreement with the test vendor to cover the administrative
cost of testing.

10.

It must explain how the respondent’s test fee(s)
are calculated and how the fees
will allow the Department to maintain or improve its
annual

testing total of
approximately 1
3,000 New Jersey students
taking

the 2002 series GED test

in
recent years.


11.

It must describe test scoring methodology, including how essays are scores.

12.

It must describe how tests will be administered and what software / har
dware will
be used.

13.

It must describe the test formatting.



If a
proposed
High School Equivalency Assessment is not approved for use, the entity or another
may resubmit the High School Equivalency assessment for review by November 15, 2013. At
that time,
the review panel will review it according to the same criteria outlined in this document.
The entity should resubmit all required elements of the application in order for the
High School
Equivalency Assessment

to be reviewed again.




2.6

RESERVATION OF RI
GHTS


NJDOE reserves the right to: (1) reject any or all proposals received in response to the RFQ; (2)
withdraw the RFQ at any time, at the agency’s sole discretion; (3) seek clarifications of
applications; (4) use application information obtained through the s
tate’s investigation of a
provider’s qualifications, experience, ability, or financial standing, and any material or
information submitted by the provider in response to the agency’s request for clarifying
information in the course of evaluation and/or sel
ection under the RFQ; (5) during the
application period, amend the RFQ specifications to correct errors or oversights, or to supply
additional information, as it becomes available; (6) during the application period, direct
providers to submit application m
odifications addressing subsequent RFQ amendments; (7)
change any of the scheduled dates; (8) require clarification at any time during the qualification
process and/or require correction of arithmetic or other apparent errors for the purpose of
assuring a
full and complete understanding of a provider’s application and/or to determine a
provider’s compliance with the requirements of the RFQ; (9) request accurate and current
estimates of provider costs.


Submission of, or receipt by the NJDOE of
applications confers no rights upon the provider nor
obligates the State in any manner.



3.0

APPLICATION PROCEDURES



Applicants should be advised that any information found in this application considered to be
proprietary in nature should be marked accor
dingly as information contained in this application
is subject to public release.



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3.1

APPLICATION TIMELINE


All applicants shall submit all
required

materials. For inclusion in the Department’s list of
Approved High School Equivalency Assessment,

materials for applicants must be received by the
New Jersey Department of Education at the address listed below.
The Department will review
submissions as follows:



For s
ubmissions received by the

S
EPTEMBER
27
,

2013

deadline, notification of status
will
be provided to submission entities by
Friday,
November 1
, 2013.


3.2

APPLICATION SUBMISSION METHOD


Facsimiles and emailed submissions are not acceptable. Applicants must adhere to the
submission method detailed below.


Acceptable Submission Method:



Address or hand
-
deliver an application packet containing:


1.

One

original application in paper; and

2.

Four paper copies of the

application…


to the following address:

New Jersey Department of Education


Office of Evaluation

200 Riverview Plaza


2
rd

Floor

Trenton, New Jersey 08625
-
0500


ATTENTION:
High School Equivalency Assessments

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Any questions concerning this RFQ must be emailed to:

AdultEd_Info
@doe.state.nj.us
.
(N
OTE
:

P
LEASE NOTE THE

UNDERSCORE


CHARACTER BETWEEN
‘A
DULT
E
D


AND
‘I
NFO


IN
THE EMAIL ADDRESS
.

T
HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS

FOR QUESTIONS ONLY
;

DO NOT SUBMIT
APPLICATION MATERIAL
S TO THIS ADDRESS
.)

Questions must be received via email by the
deadlines set below for the respective application per
iods. Questions
and Department

responses
will be posted within 5 business days of the
RFQ response submission
deadline at the NJ Adult
Education website (
http://www.nj.gov/education/students/adulted/rfq.htm
/
).



For questions about the submission of the RFQ please email
AdultEd_Info@doe.state.nj.us


or call 609
-
341
-
3071.



Any
questions on the RFQ must be received by

4
:00 p.m.,

Friday,
September 20
,

2013
via email



Absolutely NO contact shall be made by the vendor with any member of the

Review
Committee
. Violation may result in rejection of the application. The individual named
above is the sole contact for any and all inquiries after this RFQ has been released.


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An applicant
must present all the information required in this RFQ
in order to be
considered for the New Jersey State Department of Education’s list of
Approved High Sch
ool
Equivalency Assessments
.


3.3

APPLICATION PACKAGE FORMAT




All information should be submitted in the order indicated on the forms and in the
instructions.



Type size should be no smaller than 12 pt.



The total number of pages in the Technical Proposal
is limited to 25 pages, single spaced,
if submitted as a stand
-
alone document (each page can be used in its entirety for your
response).



Appendices/Attachments are not included in the page maximums listed above and may
contain resumes, letters of reference
, printed brochures describing the services provided,
certificates of incorporation or other legal documents, fiscal documents, tables, charts,
graphs, scanned images, or photocopies.



Additional appendices/attachments, such as CD presentations, videotapes
or other
multimedia productions should not be included.



The
Transmittal Letter

and
Form C

require authorized signatures and therefore
MUST

be submitted via mail or hand
-
delivery. The original of each of these documents should
be signed in
BLACK/BLUE INK
.


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3.4

APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST


Please use the checklist below to ensure that you have submitted all required materials in the
required format:



Submitted?

Component

Requirement/Format


Transmittal Letter

An authorized individual must write a brief
Transmittal

Letter
to formally
submit/transmit the application, proposal, and
other materials, on behalf of the applying
entity, to
the New Jersey Department of
Education. The transmittal letter must be
signed and dated by the authorized individual
in black/blue ink.


F
ORM
A


The applicant must complete an
Ap
plication
.


F
ORM
B


The applicant must submit a
Plan/Narrative
.


F
ORM
C

The applicant should complete a
Request for
Exemption from Open Public Records Act.


Appendices/ Attachments

T
he applicant must provide appropriate
Appendices/Attachments.


o

A
copy

of the
High School
Equivalency Assessment

being
submitted for qualification

o

Supporting documentation (Graphs or
charts demonstrating achievement, ,
etc.)



















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4.0

TECHNICAL

PROPOSAL


In the Technical Proposal, applicants must describe in detail the
High School Equivalency
Assessment Test

they are submitting for approval. The Technical Proposal, which will be
reviewed by the New Jersey Department of Education Review Committe
e, is described below.


The Technical Proposal is divided into
four
sections:



Section I


Application (
Form A
)



In this section, the applicant shall
complete the Technical Proposal Application
Form.



Section II


High School Equivalency Assessment Narrative
(
Form

B
)



In this section, the applicant shall describe in detail the nature of the
High
School Equivalency Assessment
and services the applicant will provide.



Section III



Request for Exemption from Disclosure Pursuant to the Open Public
Records Act (Form
C
)



The applicant must complete a
Request for Exemption

form in order to identify
any proprietary materials submitted as part of, or in support of, an applicant’s
proposal, which applicant considers confidential or otherwise excemted from
disclosure under the Open Public Records Act.


Section IV


Appendices


The applicant shall provide a copy of the assessment test being submitted for
appro
val. The
applicant shall also provide any supporting documentation that has
been requested in this RFQ or which has been referenced by the provider in the
completed Techni
cal Proposal.



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High School Equivalency Assessment Providers


T
ECHNICAL
P
ROPOSAL
-

A
PPLICATION


Name of
Proposing
Entity







Address







City, State Zip







Phone







Fax







E
-
mail







Name and Title of
Authorized Contact







Address (if different
from above)







City, State Zip







Phone







Fax







E
-
mail
(REQUIRED)







URL
(REQUIRED)







The organization is: (Please indicate by clicking on the appropriate boxes below:)

Local Educational Agency (LEA)



For
-
profit corporation.



Non
-
profit corporation



Limited Liability Company (LLC)



Other


Please specify:








FORM
A

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High School Equivalency Assessment PROVIDERS

T
ECHNICAL
P
ROPOSAL
-

N
ARRATIVE



High School Equivalency Assessment

Instrument Narrative:


In this section, the applicant must describe in detail the nature of the
High School Equivalency
Assessment Test

services they will provide.
Please be advised that your responses will be
thoroughly reviewed and rated on a point
-
based evaluation system.
We strongly encourage
you to be as complete and detailed as possible in your responses.
If you are attaching supporting
documentation, please
do not simply indicate “see attached” in the response fields.




Approval Criteria


This instrument:

Please thoroughly describe any evidence to support the
instrument’s alignment with the categories listed. If the
instrument does not align with the categor
y listed, please
indicate “N/A.”

1.
It is research
-
based or
evidence
-
supported as an
appropriate, valid and reliable
assessment to measure high
school equivalency.
Documentation of this
requirement shall be provided as
appendices in the form of
research reports or reports citing
evidence of meeting this
requirement, including
that the

test items and passages generate

reliable and valid performance
data.


(0 to 3 poin
ts)








2.
It incorporates domains of
practice and/or performance
criteria that align to the Common
Core State Standards (CCSS)
developed in collaboration with
teachers, school a
dministrators,
and experts to provide a clear
and consistent framework to
prepare students for college and
the workforce. See
http://www.state.nj.us/education/
sca/ccss/

. It will also provide
plans for future test development

as the CCSS evolve
. A Table
showing the correlation of test
scores and their relation to CCSS






FORM B
BB1111

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cut scores and the 2002 GED
series test scores shall be
provided.

(0 to 3 points)


3.
It is offered as a computer
based test and may also offer an
optional paper based test for the
next five years. Areas to be
assessed must include: Writing,
Science, Social Studies, Math,
and La
nguage Arts. It must
include a Spanish Language
version and English Proficiency
test.

(0 to 3 points)








4.
It provides the minimum
passing score, as well as all
possible scores with percentiles
for student ranking included.

(0 to 3 points)







5.
It must be scored and the
results provided to the State
electronically

in a format
prescribed by the state
.
Vendor
must provide quality control
systems to verify accuracy of
scoring, processi
ng, and
reporting of all test scores.

(0 to 3 points)



6.
It must comply with the
Americans with Disabilities Act
requirement that any private or
public entity that offers
examinations relating to
certification or credentialing for
secondary or post secondary
education, shall offer such
examinations in a place an
d
manner accessible to persons
with disabilities or offer
alternative arrangements for
such individuals as special
accommodations, and be able to

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evaluate the special
accommodation request.
See 42
U.S.C.S. § 12189
.
Accommodations should
include, extended t
esting time
based on the disability,
supervised breaks, a private
room, Braille formats of the test,
the use of a scribe, etc.

(0 to 3 points)


7.
The vendor must show it has
the ability to acquire and manage
statistical data, i.e. test results
and demo
graphics on age, race,
disabilities, English language
learners and other groups as
specified at a later period by the
NJDOE.

(0 to 3 points)



8.
It must come with a Test
Administrator’s Manual on how
to administer the test and
provide technical assistanc
e on
the use of the test and on
professional development
opportunities for teachers. A test
shall be provided that chief
examiners must pass to
administer the test. The vendor
must provide the appropriate
student
test preparation
materials.

(0 to 3 points
)



9.
It must include a computer
and/
or paper based test fee
which will include all
administrative costs. It shall
provide the opportunity for
existing and new test centers to
come to an agreement with the
test vendor to cover the
administrative cost of
testing.

(0 to 3 points)



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10.

It must explain how the
respondent’s test fee(s) are
calculated and how they will
allow the Department to
maintain or improve its yearly
testing total of approximately
13,000 New Jersey students
taking the 2002 series GED test
in recent years.


(0 to 3
points)



1
1
.
It must describe test scoring
methodology, including how
essays are scores.


(0 to 3 points)



1
2
.
It must describe how tests
will be administered and what
software / hardware will be used.

(0 to 3 points)



1
3
.
It must describe the test
formatting
.


(0 to 3 points)





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Request for Exemption from Disclosure

Pursuant to the
Right to Know Law


New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
,
N.J.S.A. 47:1A
-
1 et. seq.
,

and the common law,
require that each agency shall make available all records maintained by said agency, except that
agencies may deny access to records or portions thereof that fall within the scope of the
exceptions listed in OPRA or established under
the common law.


Any proprietary materials submitted as part of, or in support of, an applicant’s proposal, which
applicant considers confidential or otherwise excepted from disclosure under the OPRA or the
common law, must be specifically so identified, and the basis for
such confidentiality or other
exception must be specifically set forth.


Please list
all

such documents for every portion of the proposal on the form below, and include a
copy of this document with each separate portion of the proposal. Materials which ar
e not
indicated below may be released in their entirety upon request without notice to you.


The submission of any information to the NJDOE by a vendor puts the risk of disclosure on the
vendor.

Submission of this form does not guarantee that a request for

exemption from disclosure
will be granted. If necessary, NJDOE will make a determination regarding the requested
exemptions, in accordance with the process set forth in OPRA
and

common law.


Material for which

Exemption is Requested

Location / Page
Number(s)

Basis for Request












































































FORM
C

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High School Equivalency Assessment Test


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