States with Formal Adoption Policies
The highlighted states have formal adoption policies for digital instructional materials. Some states have formal adoption policies and still provide the option for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to adopt alternate materials Typically, states without formal adoption policies provide LEAs with complete autonomy regarding the adoption of instructional materials.
Textbook Definition Includes Digital Instructional Materials
The highlighted states have a textbook or instructional materials definition that includes the option for digital instructional materials. Several states still title the definition as a “textbook” definition and then include terms such instructional materials, digital tools, etextbooks, digital resources or even “content to serve as a tool for instruction.
State Resource Repositories
The highlighted states host or coordinate online state resource repositories with digital instructional materials for teachers and students in their state. Some states offer these resources to the general public and others limit the access to educators or students with state credentials.
A variety of states, school districts and schools provided examples of digital instructional materials implementation. Click below to view examples of the policies in practice.