Manatee County School District
Agenda Item #20
Approval of the Contract with RMC Research Corporation for the Program Evaluation of the United States Department of Education Teaching American History Grant for the 2008-2009 School Year
On January 14, 2008, the Board approved the United States Department of Education (USDOE) Teaching American History Grant. Part of the grant requirements includes an independent evaluator for all Teaching American History Grant programs. RMC Research Corporation has more than 40 years experience conducting research, evaluation, consultation, and technical assistance with federal and state agencies, schools, and communities engaged in the process of educational reform. RMC’s Tampa, Florida office will spearhead the evaluation and will assign Dr. Trudy Hensley as the principal investigator. RMC Research Corporation will design and administer all instruments necessary to evaluate the grant’s achievement of federal performance measures. RMC Research Corporation will prepare and file performance reports with the USDOE. The current contract is for one year; however, the grant will require RMC’s oversight for the full three years of the grant.
The Superintendent recommends the approval of the contract with RMC Research Corporation for the program evaluation of the United States Department of Education Teaching American History Grant for the 2008-2009 school year.
Motion and approval of contract with RMC Research Corporation for the program evaluation of the United States Department of Education Teaching American History Grant for the 2008-2009 school year.
RMC Research Corporation will be paid from the USDOE Teaching American History Grant award funds. The cost of these services is $33,333.00 for one year.
Attachment: Evaluation Contract 9.22.08.pdf
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