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Overview

The Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) is an online database providing state and territory policies and practices related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials in K12 education and includes three sections.

  • At-a-Glance Tab: This current tab provides information and links to state digital learning plans, state requirements for district digital learning plans and whether states have digital learning standards for students.
  • Instructional Materials Tab: Visit the Instructional Materials tab to learn more about acquisition of instructional materials including definitions, guidelines and policies, state review processes, digital learning resources and funding.
  • Procurement Tab: This tab provides valuable information about state procurement for state and district leaders, as well as companies

DIGITAL LEARNING PLANS & STANDARDS

State Digital Learning Plan

Arizona has a state digital learning plan.

Arizona has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state revises the plan every 3 years.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

Arizona has requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

District level educational technology plans are encouraged by the state as part of each LEAs comprehensive or school improvement plan, and are revised annually. The state provides planning support through online webinars. The district technology plans are embedded within the state’s Title I school improvement plans. For every goal in the SIP, LEAs need to have “tech” tagged strategy and action steps. When sorted by “tech” tags, the district level plan is created.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Arizona has digital learning standards for students.

Arizona has state specific educational standards.

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Overview

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

Arizona does not have a unique definition or references the federal definition for accessible instructional/educational materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

Arizona does not have a unique definition for accessible technologies or references the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

Definition for Instructional Materials

Arizona has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Textbook means printed instructional materials or digital content, or both, and related printed or non-printed instructional materials, that are written and published primarily for use in school instruction and that are required by a state educational agency or a local educational agency for use by pupils in the classroom, including materials that require the availability of electronic equipment in order to be used as a learning resource.

Includes

Digital

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Arizona does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

Arizona does not have a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

Arizona does not have a statute requiring the implementation of digital instructional materials.

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

Arizona has a statute allowing the implementation of digital instructional materials.

The state board of education shall adopt rules on or before August 1, 2005 that require all school districts and other public schools to purchase adopted printed and nonprinted instructional materials for which accessible electronic files are available or, in the case of nonprinted instructional materials delivered on line, that comply with subsection B of this section.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

Arizona does not have a statute requiring students to take an online course prior to graduation.

Guidance Outside of School

Arizona does not provide guidance to LEAs in the use of digital instructional materials outside of the classroom.

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Arizona provides guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible digital instructional materials for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

Handouts and literature are shared at all of annual conferences, regional trainings, and on-site assistance.

Guidance Accessible Technologies

Arizona provides guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible technologies for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

State webpage has information that includes a request form for NIMAC, media producer database, and offer assistance if the NIMAC does not have the textbook available.

Guidance Inclement Weather

Arizona does not provide guidance to districts for possible solutions to scheduling issues posed by inclement weather.

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

Arizona does not have a process for the review of instructional materials.

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

Arizona does not have a process for the review of instructional materials outcomes.

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Arizona does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

Arizona does not require districts to purchase state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

Arizona does not require districts to follow the state review process for the review of instructional materials.

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Arizona does not have an Education Service Agency (ESA) or other regional organization that has a process for the review of instructional materials.

Regional Support - Posting Reviewed Instructional Materials

Arizona does not have an ESA or other regional organization that posts reviewed instructional materials.

Digital Learning Resources

Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Arizona has a state hosted content management system or a state master contract for a content management system available to schools and districts.

The Arizona Department of Education hosts a Content Management System (CMS) for Arizona’s education community, located at cms.azed.gov. This CMS serves as a content repository for publiclyaccessible content provided by the Arizona Department of Education, that includes vetted open instructional resources.

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Arizona has a state hosted learning management system or state master contract for a learning management system available to schools and districts.

ADE has procured a statewide contract for use of online learning tools from Blackboard. These include Blackboard Learn™ for delivering online courses and Blackboard Collaborate™ for conducting online meetings. This contract allows all Arizona districts and charters to take advantage of ADE’s special pricing to use these tools in educator professional learning. Qualified Arizona districts and charters may also use the tools for K-12 learning through the ADE Learning Management System (LMS) Pilot Program. More information may be found at: www.azed.gov/aelas/lms/

State Resource Repository

Arizona has a state resource repository.

The Arizona Department of Education hosts a Content Management System (CMS) for Arizona’s education community. This CMS serves as a content repository for publicly accessible content provided by the Arizona Department of Education, that includes vetted open instructional resources.

Includes

OER

Free resources with copyright restrictions

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Arizona does not have dedicated state funding.

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

Partner with non-profits

Leverage state purchasing contracts

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Overview

This state does not procure resources for schools or districts on a statewide level. Each school district has the constitutional authority, from state and/or local resources, to procure and use digital resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements.

Guidance – Publishers

Arizona does not have procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

The Arizona Procurement Office is fully delegated by the Arizona Department of Administration to provide all procurement for the Arizona Department of Education. Vendors need to register with the APO, select commodity codes to receive notice about solicitations.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

Arizona has guidelines for commercial and OER publishers, developers, and vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.

Title 15-732 D. The governing board of each school district or the governing body of another public school that solicits bids pursuant to this section shall provide written notification of the requirements of this article and related and subsequent rules to vendors before soliciting bids for printed and non-printed instructional materials.

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

Arizona does not have a request for proposals/request for information process.

State Master Contract - Contract with State

Arizona does not have state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the state.

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

Arizona does not have state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the publisher.

State Pricing Negotiation

Arizona does not negotiate prices with publishers, vendors during the RFP/RFI process, and districts may purchase the materials directly from the vendor.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

Arizona does not manage regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials.