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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

Idaho does not have a state digital learning plan.

The state allows LEA’s to create and build their Education Technology Plan that best suits their student’s needs and growth. The state continues to support the LEA’s with planning, development and strategic decisions.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

Independent school district level educational technology plans are not required by Idaho, but are highly encouraged. Idaho districts are required to have an Acceptable Use Policy that is made public. Typically school districts will have an Acceptable Use Policy embedded within their technology plan to stay up-to-date on the changing landscape. Acceptable Use Policies are required to be recorded and on-file at the Department of Education. The state provides planning and support for school districts that are building new plans or updating old versions.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Idaho has digital learning standards for students.

The Idaho State Department of Education leverages the ISTE Technology standards as the model for state LEA’s to use for their curriculum-mapping with technology and communication content standards.

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Overview

Textbook/material adoption is the right and responsibility of each Idaho district and charter. As a service, the state reviews materials on a 6 year rotating basis and provides an approved list of materials. Materials review is completed in sync with the standards review process. However, this system is rapidly changing and Idaho is modifying the materials review process to address the prevalence of digital resources and OER materials. Local districts are free to choose from the list or use other materials as long as they are research based, aligned and of high quality. The state may from time to time provide grants for purchasing devices which often go hand in hand with the use and subsequent purchase of instructional materials.

The state provides some funding in the form of tech grants that some districts have used to provide technology to students. Over the last several years, Idaho has provided instructional materials funds to districts, but these funds are not limited to digital resources. Districts have the right and responsibility to select curriculum, whether hard copy or digital, based upon their independent decision. Materials chosen must be aligned to current Idaho content standards, researched based, and of high quality.

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Definition for Instructional Materials

Idaho has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

“Curricular materials” is defined as textbook and instructional media including software, audio/visual media and internet resources.

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Digital

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Idaho does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

Idaho has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

The Curricular Materials adoption process provides review and evaluation of new curricular materials, according to Idaho’s six-year adoption cycle. Materials are screened for content, organization, presentation, and quality. Instructional materials are approved by the State Board of Education and the choice of the instructional materials in subject areas maintains local control.

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Implementation of instructional materials is left up to LEA’s.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Idaho 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

Idaho 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

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

Idaho has a process for the review of instructional materials.

The process is the same as for hard copy materials with accomodation for the online medium.

Materials Includes

Digital instructional materials

Online content

Software

Supplemental materials

OER

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Rated

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Idaho posts state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

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

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Regional Support - Posting Reviewed Instructional Materials

Idaho 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

Idaho 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

Idaho 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

Idaho does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Idaho has dedicated state funding.

State funds are available for digital instructional materials via state coordinated competitive grants that include the option to purchase digital instructional materials.

Digital Instructional materials

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

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Overview

Idaho 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.

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Guidance – Publishers

Idaho 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. Upon approval, publishing companies enter into a contract with the Idaho SDE. Schools are then guaranteed pricing and avaliability for the duration for the contract.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

Publishers are required to submit accessible materials.

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

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

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Master Contract - Contract with State

Idaho 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

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

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Pricing Negotiation

Idaho 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

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