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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

Illinois has a state digital learning plan.

Technology is combined within the state education plan.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

Illinois does not require district level educational technology plans, but strongly encourages technology planning.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Illinois has digital learning standards for students.

Illinois has educational technology standards that are embedded as part of the core curriculum standards based on ISTE NETS.

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Overview

Illinois is a local control state. All decisions concerning instructional materials are made at the district level.

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Definition for Instructional Materials

Illinois has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Throughout the new legislation, technology, curriculum and curriculum materials are defined.

Includes

Digital

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Illinois does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

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

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Throughout the legislation there are references to districts using online courses, software, electronic textbooks and the technological equipment necessary to gain access to and use electronic textbooks and coursework.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Illinois 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

Illinois 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

Illinois provides guidance to districts for possible solutions to scheduling issues posed by inclement weather.

Section 10-20.56 of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/10-20.56] authorizes a pilot program for the payment of general state aid (GSA) for school districts that choose to provide instruction to students outside of the attendance center in lieu of using one or more emergency days required under Section 10-19 of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/10-1]. The E-Learning Days Pilot Program authorizes three school districts to use e-learning days, starting in the second semester of the 2015-16 school year through the 2017-18 school year.

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

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

Illinois is a local control state. All decisions concerning instructional materials are made at the district level.

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Illinois does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Illinois 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

Illinois 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

Illinois 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

Illinois 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

Illinois has a state resource repository.

Illinois has a content resource repository in development for both teachers and students. The repository is housed and managed by Southern Illinois University Center for Workforce Development.

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OER

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Illinois has dedicated state funding.

Beginning in the 2018-19 Academic Year, the Illinois State Board of Education will provide a Technology Grant for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Districts.

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

Partner with non-profits

Leverage state purchasing contracts

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Overview

This state 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

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

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

Illinois 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

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

Includes

Devices

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

Includes

Devices

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Illinois 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

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