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Overview

Education Agency

Kansas State Department of Education

State Educational Technology Standards

Kansas does not have educational technology standards.

State Digital Learning Plan

Kansas has a State Digital Learning Plan.

Kansas has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state revises the plan every 3 years.

District Technology Planning Requirements

Kansas has requirements for district technology planning.

Independent district level educational technology plans are required by Kansas and are revised every 3 years. The state provides support through e-mail and website support. The district technology plans will soon be used as a component of the updated accreditation system.

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Overview

The Kansas State Department of Education does not have authority for LEA digital instruction procurement policies or adoption processes. Each LEA is maintained, developed, and operated by a locally elected board that has responsibility for establishing digital instruction policies. LEAs have funding available for technology education through Perkins.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Kansas references the federal definition.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

Kansas does not have a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

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

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Kansas does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

Kansas 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

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

Policy - Adoption

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

Policy - Open Educational Resources

Kansas does not have a policy for open educational resources.

Kansas 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.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Kansas 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

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Guidance – Publishers

Kansas 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

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

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

Master Contract Digital Devices

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

Master Contract Instructional Materials

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

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

Kansas does not post adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

Kansas does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

Fiscal Services & Operations
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

Kansas does not have dedicated funds for digital instructional materials.

State funds are not available to support the purchase of digital instructional materials.

Kansas districts have the option to purchase digital instructional materials with local funds.

Funding for Devices

Kansas does not have dedicated funds for digital devices.

Funding for Special Purposes

Kansas does not have a funding stream to purchase digital instructional materials for special purposes.

Digital Learning Resources

Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Kansas 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

Kansas 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

Kansas does not develop open educational resources.

Kansas recommends/endorses open educational resources.

State Resource Repository

Kansas does not have a state resource repository.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

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

Open Educational Resources

Kansas does not have a vetting process for open educational resources.

last update: 8:47 am 05/25/17