Fulcrum IT Services has won a $51 million contract from the National Center for Education Statistics to continue providing information technology support for the National Assessment of Educational Progress Alliance.
The five-year contract includes work to operate, maintain and develop web and technology solutions for the NCES infrastructure, the Centreville, Va.-based company said.
According to Fulcrum, these include online content management and development of custom applications that can process NAEP data.
The IT services provider also intends to establish a web-based assessment system, mobile applications and computer network security protocols.
“Fulcrum looks forward to our continued partnership with NCES, ” said Scott Ferguson, vice president at Fulcrum, which has supported the federally mandated NAEP since 2001.
“We are excited to assist NAEP in the acceleration of technology based assessments and the continued transformation of the NAEP program.”
Four other alliance contractors—Educational Testing Services, Westat, Pearson and Business Intelligence—will deliver other aspects of the program dubbed as the Nation’s Report Card.
NCES operates under the auspices of the Education Department and the Institute of Education Sciences.