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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

Delaware has a state digital learning plan.

Delaware has an independent state level educational technology plan as part of the state’s strategic/comprehensive plan. The state revises the plan as needed. In FY16, the Legislature formed a Task Force on State Educational Technology charged with creating a strategic plan. The report to the Legislature with the plan can be found at http://www.doe.k12.de.us/cms/lib09/DE01922744/Centricity/Domain/366/State_Educational_Technology_Report_FI L_03_30_2016.pdf

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

Delaware does not have requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Delaware does not have digital learning standards for students.

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Overview

In Delaware, the review of instructional materials is conducted at the local level. Delaware does not have textbook adoption policies. Delaware Code Chapter 10, section 1049 provides for the ability of districts to select, purchase, and distribute free of charge such textbooks and other materials of instruction, stationery, furniture, equipment, apparatus and supplies as are necessary to the work of the schools.

Delaware does provide guidance for the district regarding instructional materials including:

The state of Delaware provides funds to support the purchase of instructional materials via 14 Del Code Chapter 17, Section 1706.

In addition, the Delaware Department of Education is implementing a learning management system (LMS) that 70% of the LEAs will use to organize high-quality digital instructional materials for use in K-12 schools.

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

Delaware has a unique definition or references the federal definition for accessible instructional/educational materials.

Delaware references the federal definition of accessible instructional materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Definition for Instructional Materials

Delaware does not have a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Delaware does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

Delaware has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

Our state has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

Delaware does not have a statute allowing the implementation of digital instructional materials.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

Delaware provides guidance to LEAs in the use of digital instructional materials outside of the classroom.

Yes, our state provides guidance to LEAs in the use of digital instructional materials outside of the classroom.

Delaware hosts UDLibSEARCH, a virtual library of online resources for all K-12 public schools in Delaware and this is available for home use.

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

Guidance Accessible Technologies

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

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

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

In Delaware, the review of instructional materials is conducted at the local level.

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Delaware does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Delaware 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

Delaware 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

Delaware does not have a state hosted content management system or a state master contract for a content management system available to schools and districts.

We are looking at content repository options and currently share resources through Schoology.

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

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

The State, through eLearning Delaware, has a learning management system and provides professional development for all educators via this system. LEAs have the option of purchasing the LMS for use with students. There is a 50-50 cost share on student licenses with the state paying half the cost and the LEA paying half the cost of student licenses.

State Resource Repository

Delaware does not have a state resource repository.

We are looking at content repository options and currently share resources through Schoology.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Delaware has dedicated state funding.

Our state has dedicated funds for digital devices. State funds are provided directly for the purchase of instructional materials via a state budget instructional materials line item that includes the option to purchase instructional materials and/or does not prohibit the purchase of digital instructional materials.

Devices

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

Partner with non-profits

Leverage state purchasing contracts

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Overview

Delaware Code Chapter 10, section 1049 provides for the ability of districts to select, purchase, and distribute free of charge such textbooks and other materials of instruction, stationery, furniture, equipment, apparatus and supplies as are necessary to the work of the schools.

https://bids.delaware.gov/

https://mymarketplace.delaware.gov/

 

Guidance – Publishers

Delaware has procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

Each business must have an active Delaware Business License. W-9 form on file with Delaware Division of Accounting. Ideally, the vendor is on the Approved State Contract List. Delaware publishes a Selling to the State Guide.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

Delaware has a request for proposals/request for information process.

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Master Contract - Contract with State

Delaware has state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the state.

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

Delaware has state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the publisher.

State Pricing Negotiation

Delaware 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

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