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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

District of Columbia does not have a state digital learning plan.

The District of Columbia does not have a state technology plan, however the state has collected information on the use of technology in instruction and is using this in its planning for creating a technology plan.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

District of Columbia does not have requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

The District of Columbia does not currently require educational technology plans from LEAs. The state is providing information to LEAs on shifts under Every Student Succeeds Act through trainings and technical assistance.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

District of Columbia does not have digital learning standards for students.

The District of Columbia does not currently have technology standards.

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Overview

The District of Columbia 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.

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

District of Columbia has a unique definition or references the federal definition for accessible instructional/educational materials.

The District of Columbia uses the AEM definition for accessible instructional/educational materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

District of Columbia has a unique definition for accessible technologies or references the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

The District of Columbia uses the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

Definition for Instructional Materials

District of Columbia does not have a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

District of Columbia does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

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

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

The District of Columbia allows the implementation of digital instructional materials.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

District of Columbia does not have a statute requiring students to take an online course prior to graduation.

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

District of Columbia does not provide guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible digital instructional materials for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

The OSSE is developing a framework for digital learning to support LEAs. This framework will include specifically guidance to LEAs for supporting students with disabilities.

Guidance Accessible Technologies

District of Columbia does not provide guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible digital instructional materials for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

The OSSE offers training and technical assistance to LEAs to the support the selection and acquisition of accessible technologies.

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

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

The District of Columbia 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.

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

District of Columbia does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

District of Columbia does not require districts to purchase state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

District of Columbia 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

District of Columbia 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

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

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

District of Columbia does not have a state hosted learning management system or state master contract for a learning management system available to schools and districts.

The OSSE has a site that serves as a professional lesson planning resource for teachers and administrators statewide, the DC Lesson Plan Generator. On this online platform, educators are guided in creating lesson plans and are able to access a bank of lesson plans created by other users. Additionally, the District has a website, LearnDC, that is designed to provide educators with a wealth of instructional resources as well as recorded webinars covering a variety of content areas.

State Resource Repository

District of Columbia does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

District of Columbia does not have dedicated state funding.

Funding - District Options

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Overview

The District of Columbia 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

District of Columbia does not have procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

The District of Columbia does not have guidelines for commercial or OER publishers, developers, or vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

District of Columbia does not have guidelines for commercial or OER publishers, developers, or vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

District of Columbia does not have a request for proposals/request for information process.

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

District of Columbia 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

District of Columbia does not manage regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials.