Steps to become a Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP) provider

These are not the official requirements to become a MOCAP provider. All vendors must respond to the bid that will allow providers to be on a qualified vendor list if minimum requirements are met. The list below provides a general outline of requirements to help providers get started. The link to apply to be a MOCAP courseware evaluator or courseware provider will be posted here when available.

 

All evaluators and courseware providers should register with Missouri Buys in order to receive notification once the RFP is out. Thank you for your patience.

 

Online courses or virtual programs currently offered by a LEA or charter LEA that meet the requirements of 162.1250 RSMo shall be automatically approved (subject to renewal). This includes those offered prior to August 28, 2018.  Local school boards are responsible for approving that curriculum.

 

1. Agree to reporting requirements, price cap, and payment methods as outlined in 161.670 RSMo

Exhibit 33

Appropriate Certification Requirements

Page 403

Exhibit 34

Reporting Instruction via Technology

Page 407

Exhibit 35

Reporting Educators

Page 409

Exhibit 36

Primary Keys

Page 411

Exhibit 38

MOSIS Code Sets

Page 425

 

 

2. Obtain an assurance statement that courses align to the Missouri Learning Standards and 162.1250 RSMo

Course Alignment to Missouri Learning Standards Evaluators or Evaluator Tools/Software

*All course alignments must be assured after May 2016 when the State Board of Education last approved the MO Learning Standards.  Please include date that course alignment assurance was confirmed.

 

    A. Tool/software/artificial intelligence (courseware provider uses own staff to apply tool).

    B. Service (courseware provider hires staff to cross-reference alignment tool).

    C. Courseware provider self-assesses alignment using its own tool and staff.

    D. Previous MOVIP (Missouri Virtual Instruction Program) courses approved courses after May 2016 will be grandfathered in as MOCAP courses.

    E. Local school board assures alignment if locally developed curriculum. 
    • Please note, local school boards cannot assure alignment to standards for commercial providers.

For A-C above, alignment evaluators must provide a statement which describes:

  • Documented expertise in understanding and applying rubrics for academic benchmarks, content tagging and alignment, validation of machine learning algorithms, and/or crosswalks to prove course alignment.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in evaluating courses for alignment in Missouri or for other states that includes:
    • at least one large scale course alignment evaluation that required a valid procedure for sampling of content to ensure a valid overall alignment of standards, and

    • the evaluation protocol includes a sample to demonstrate which lessons, assessments align to the Missouri Learning Standards.

 

3. Utilize a secure learning management system (LMS) that has been approved if it is proprietary or utilize an LMS that is on the list of approved learning management systems by OA-ITSD.

 

4. Web accessibility compliance assurance:

Web Accessibility Evaluators must meet these minimum qualifications to be on the Qualified Vendor List:

 

A.  Knowledge of federal and state legal requirements for information and communication technology accessibility for individuals with disabilities including Section 508 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and RSMo. 161.935.

 

B. Documented expertise in understanding and applying Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to development and remediation of web/application platform and content including expertise in web programming plus assistive technology and interoperability of assistive technology with web applications. 

 

C. A minimum of two years of experience in evaluating web/application accessibility to determine conformance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) that includes:

 

  • at least one large scale web/application evaluation that required a valid procedure for sampling of content and prioritizing accessibility testing to ensure a valid overall conformance determination for both platform and content, and
  • use of an evaluation protocol that includes both automated and manual testing methods along with functional accessibility testing with commonly used assistive technology (minimally screen readers, screen enlargement software, and voice input assistive technology and ideally includes testing by individuals with disabilities).

 

RSMO 161.935 requires that the procurement of information technologies comply with the provisions of Section 508 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 regarding development, procurement, maintenance or use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Information and Communication Technology (ICT) outlines compliance, equivalent facilitation and exceptions.

  • a. The contractor shall include information on what testing methods they use to check for accessibility Examples include, but are not limited to: automated testing tools, using an accessibility standards checklist, keyboard only testing, content scaling testing and screen reader testing.

  • b. The contractor shall promptly respond to any complaint brought to its attention regarding accessibility of the products provided hereunder that were specified in the contractor’s awarded bid response as compliant products. The contractor shall resolve such complaints by bringing the product into compliance with the applicable Missouri State ICT Standard at no additional cost to the state. The contractor shall indemnify and hold harmless the State of Missouri and any Missouri government entity purchasing the contractor’s products from any claim arising out of the contractor’s failure to comply with the aforementioned requirements.

  • c. MOAccessibilityChecklist.fillable