Friday, September 07, 2007

ATTAIN Act in the new House discussion draft of No Child Left Behind

Sept. 7, 2007; SETDA is thrilled to announce that our hopes for ATTAIN have been realized - EETT has been replaced by the ATTAIN Act in the new House discussion draft of No Child Left Behind. Although we are still working through the NCLB reauthorization process by submitting comments to the House and waiting to see the Senate version, this is a great sign for education technology and SETDA members' efforts to promote systemic reform within your states!

State grant for Computer Assisted Writing, Instruction, and Testing

This grant program is to create pilot sites that will allow the Department of Education to (1) examine the effectiveness of using technology in the teaching of high school writing, including the use of artificial intelligence to provide specific, frequent feedback to students on their writing, and (2) examine issues and necessary accommodations related to online delivery of the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT)

Deadline: October 17, 2007
Eligibility: All districts may apply (except those that received a state grant for writing)
Bidder's Conference: September 18, 2007, 2:00 P.M. @ ACES
Download a copy of the RFP.

For additional information, e-mail Karen Kaplan or call her @ 860-713-6781.