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Overview

Education Agency

Illinois State Board of Education

State Educational Technology Standards

Illinois has educational technology standards.

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

State Digital Learning Plan

Illinois does not have a State Digital Learning Plan.

Technology is combined within the state education plan found at https://www.isbe.net/Pages/ESSA.aspx

District Technology Planning Requirements

Illinois does not have requirements for district technology planning.

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

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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.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

Illinois does not have a unique definition for accessible instructional/educational materials nor references the federal definition for accessible materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

Illinois does not have a definition for accessible technologies nor references the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

Illinois does not have a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

Illinois definition for instructional materials/textbook does not include the option for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Illinois does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible 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 Outside of School

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

Policy - Adoption

Illinois does not have an adoption policy for digital instructional materials.

Policy - Open Educational Resources

Illinois does not have a policy for open educational resources.

Illinois does not have a policy that includes the option to implement OER materials; however, the state does not have any rules or policies that preclude schools from using OER. Illinois is encouraging the implementation of OER via the Illinois Shared Learning Environment (ISLE) pilot. For more information:

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Illinois does not provide information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

Illinois does not provide information, examples or technical assistance to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible technologies.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

Illinois does not provide guidance for the purchase of digital devices.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

Illinois does not have procurement guidelines specific to digital instructional materials.

Guidance – Publishers

Illinois has procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

Vendors must provide access to a Digital Caravan showcasing the materials once they have been reviewed and approved for the state list.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

Master Contract Digital Devices

Illinois does not have state master purchasing contracts available for districts and schools to purchase digital devices.

Master Contract Instructional Materials

Illinois does not have state master purchasing contracts available for districts and schools to purchase instructional materials.

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

Illinois does not post adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

Illinois does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

Financial Office
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

Illinois does not have dedicated funds for digital instructional materials.

Districts fund the purchase of digital instructional materials with general state funds and/or local initiatives.

Funding for Devices

Illinois does not have dedicated funds for digital devices.

Funding for Special Purposes

Illinois has a funding stream to purchase digital instructional materials for special purposes.

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.

Open Educational Resources

Illinois develops open educational resources.

Illinois recommends/endorses open educational resources.

Illinois has developed OER materials for math and language arts. The content developed by Illinois includes Creative Commons licensing http://www.isbe.net/common_core/pls/default.htm

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.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

Illinois does not have a review process specific to digital instructional materials.

Open Educational Resources

Illinois has a vetting process for open educational resources.

Illinois uses the Equip rubrics to evaluate OER. Illinois is in the process of recruiting and training teachers to support the vetting process

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