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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

Guam does not have a state digital learning plan.

Guam is a Unitarian Education System.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Guam does not have digital learning standards for students.

Guam has not adopted the ISTE NETS Standards or other tech standards.

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Overview

In Guam, a textbook committee reviews and recommends textbooks and those recommendations are sent to the Board of Education for adoption.  Textbooks includes the option for digital materials.

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Definition for Instructional Materials

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

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Guam does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

Guam has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

Guidance Accessible Technologies

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

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

Guam has a process for the review of instructional materials.

In Guam, a textbook committee reviews and recommends textbooks and those recommendations are sent to the Board of Education for adoption.  Textbooks includes the option for digital materials.

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

Guam has a process for the review of instructional materials outcomes.

Adopted

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Guam does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Guam 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

Guam 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

Guam 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

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

State Resource Repository

Guam does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Guam has dedicated state funding.

Legislature allocated $1.5 million annually for textbooks

Instructional Materials

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

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Overview

In the U.S. territory of Guam, the procurement of devices and instructional materials by state agencies/public schools (Unitarian system in this respect) is dependent upon the amount of the purchase and whether the funds are local or federal funds. Federally funded equipment up to $100,000 is purchased by obtaining three quotes from potential vendors, with the award given to the lowest quote. For larger purchases, Guam Local Law requires a formal bid process. Bids, Indefinite Quantity Bids, RFI’s, and RFP’s, require the approval of the Procurement and Legal Office for Department of Education. IFB’s are awarded by letter and purchase order. Other bids require a contract which is approved by legal counsel, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Office of the Governor before execution. The threshold for local purchases is $50,000 and three quotes are required.

The legislature allocates funding to the Department of Education for digital learning resources, including textbooks and materials as part of the legislative approved Department of Education annual budget allocation. A Federal Programs Office oversees funding for US Ed. Federal funds including Title V-A Consolidated Grant Programs as well as other discretionary grants. Individual program budgets request funds for digital learning materials (DLM) in their program application to the Federal government. Guam’s procurement office does not handle any purchases for DLM for schools. Instead, all purchases are handled through the Guam Department of Education. The Board of Education adopts textbooks recommended by the Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. All materials are aligned to the Common Core Curriculum or Federally Funded Program goals.

Guidance – Publishers

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

Any vendor may contact the Department of Education Procurement Office for information and to see if any bids are open. Vendors often speak to the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment or Enhancing Education through Technology Program (Title V-B funded) program staff. The department conducts market research when looking for products. Vendors may meet with staff to provide demonstrations. The purchase requires a bid unless there is justification for a sole source vendor.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

Guam 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

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

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Guam 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

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