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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

Hawaii does not have a state digital learning plan.

Hawaii does not have a state digital learning plan. It is, however, in the process of developing a 5-year technology plan that will provide resources for instructional technology.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

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

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Hawaii does not have digital learning standards for students.

Hawaii does not have digital learning standards for students

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Overview

The Department believes in a balanced approach of “standardization” (high expectations and high-quality foundational materials for classroom use) and “customization” (through teachers’ individual decisions and instructional practices). Instructional materials are not a script. While teachers use a consistent set of materials as a primary resource, they are still expected to be innovative and creative to address their students’ learning needs.

Schools, however, still have the ability to select alternative instructional materials, provided they align with the Hawaii Common Core. Schools opting to use materials other than those selected by the Department need to file an exception request outlining an implementation plan. The request will be reviewed by a technical committee and approved by the Complex Area Superintendent.

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Hawaii has guidelines posted for Assistive Technology including access to educational/instructional materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

Hawaii has a unique definition for accessible technologies or references the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

Hawaii has guidelines posted for Assistive Technology including access to educational/instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials

Hawaii has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Hawaii focuses on ensuring that all students have access to digital curriculum materials aligned to the Common Core Standards.

Includes

Digital

OER

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Hawaii does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

Hawaii has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

The Department of Education shall provide guidance to schools in developing and implementing curriculum and instruction for the public school system. Policy 105-2: Responsibility for Curriculum Development and Implementation.

The responsibility for developing curriculum shall be shared by the Superintendent and the schools. The responsibility for developing and delivering the instructional program shall rest primarily with the schools. The Superintendent shall provide the general direction in curriculum and instruction by providing guidance in the use of effective teaching, learning, and assessment strategies appropriate to statewide content and performance standards.

[Approved: 05/05/2015 (as Board Policy 105.2); amended: 06/21/2016 (renumbered as Board Policy 105-2)]

Former policy 2030 history: former code no. 6123.2; former policy approved: 07/1960; amended: 10/1970, 03/1988; 03/1999

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Hawaii 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

Hawaii 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

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

Hawaii has a process for the review of instructional materials.

The Department believes in a balanced approach of “standardization” (high expectations and high-quality foundational materials for classroom use) and “customization” (through teachers’ individual decisions and instructional practices). Instructional materials are not a script. While teachers use a consistent set of materials as a primary resource, they are still expected to be innovative and creative to address their students’ learning needs.

Schools, however, still have the ability to select alternative instructional materials, provided they align with the Hawaii Common Core. Schools opting to use materials other than those selected by the Department need to file an exception request outlining an implementation plan. The request will be reviewed by a technical committee and approved by the Complex Area Superintendent.

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Other

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Hawaii does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

Hawaii requires districts to purchase state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

Hawaii requires districts to follow the state review process for the review of instructional materials.

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Hawaii 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

Hawaii 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

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

The state’s content management system is available to all Hawaii State Department of Education schools. The system is maintained by various offices statewide and serves as a resource for budget, personnel, and curricular guidelines and tools which all schools statewide have access.

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

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

Hawaii provides public schools a learning management system via the Hawaii Virtual Learning Network (HVLN). As an island-state, the LMS serves as a primary host for online courses for credits toward graduation. In addition, it is utilized to provide professional development to administrators and teachers statewide.

State Resource Repository

Hawaii does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Hawaii does not have dedicated state funding.

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Other

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Overview

In the State of Hawaii, instructional materials are exempt from procurement requirements. However, for English language arts and mathematics, the state has negotiated a statewide purchase contract for the approved, Common Core aligned, instructional materials (digital and hardcopy). The state published the Curriculum Materials Review Summary Report, providing an overview of Hawaii’s vetting and selection process.Devices are procured via existing price lists, or other various methods of source selection. There is no separate funding stream for devices and instructional materials.

School principals have significant autonomy over their weighted student formula funds. As part of the States Race to the Top grant, Hawaii conducted multiple reviews of instructional materials for English language arts and mathematics. These reviews resulted in several packages approved for statewide adoption. Moving forward, the state is working with teachers to develop the policies and processes for formal, cyclical reviews of instructional materials.

Schools, however, still have the ability to select alternative instructional materials, provided they align with the Hawaii Common Core. Schools opting to use materials other than those selected by the Department need to file an exception request outlining an implementation plan.The request will be reviewed by a technical committee and approved by the Complex Area Superintendent. See the FAQ for more information.

More Information

Guidance – Publishers

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

Requirements for the sale of instructional materials are established at the local level.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

Hawaii 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

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

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Hawaii 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

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