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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

Michigan has a state digital learning plan.

Michigan has a dynamic, independent state level educational technology plan – MI Roadmap: Transforming Education Through Technology – which includes vignettes from Michigan exemplars showing the tech plan concepts in action.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

The technology planning process has been integrated into the school improvement planning process. The state collects voluntary test readiness data regarding broadband connectivity and devices at the school level through its MTRAx platform. The state is currently building out its district Comprehensive Needs Assessment to meet the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The CNA will include information regarding access and use of technology and allow for districts to take a deeper dive into such tools as the Future Ready District Assessment.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Michigan has digital learning standards for students.

Request At A Glance data set for all states
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Overview

Intermediate School Districts often facilitate regional pricing rates on behalf of their districts. Digital content in K-12 Social Studies is currently being developed under a different activity within the TRIG project. The state has a focus on alignment with student needs within context of Michigan’s Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

As of February 2016, Michigan signed on to the USDOE commitment to become a #GoOpen state.

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Michigan references the Federal Definition for accessible/educational/instructional materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Michigan references the AEM Center’s definition for accessible technologies.

Definition for Instructional Materials

Michigan does not have a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Michigan does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

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

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Michigan is a local control state and decisions regarding implementation of digital instructional materials are made at the local level.

 

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

Michigan has a statute requiring students to take an online course prior to graduation.

The Michigan Merit Curriculum requires that pupils successfully complete at least one course or learning experience that is presented online or that the pupil’s school districts has integrated an online experience throughout the high school curriculum by ensuring that courses which provide the required credits of the Michigan merit curriculum have integrated into the course an online experience.

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Michigan provides guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible digital instructional materials for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Grant Funded Initiative through the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education provides information, support materials, technical assistance, training, and an extensive lending library focused on improving outcomes for all students.

Guidance Accessible Technologies

Michigan provides guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible technologies for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

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

Guidance is under development.

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Michigan does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Michigan has 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

Michigan has an ESA or other regional organization that posts reviewed instructional materials.

Digital Learning Resources

Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Michigan 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

Michigan 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

Michigan has a state resource repository.

Michigan is establishing a #GoOpen Michigan OER Commons microsite. The repository will launch June 2018.

Includes

OER

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Michigan has dedicated state funding.

The Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) funded the Michigan Open Book Project, a series of free, openly licensed K-12 social studies digital textbooks.

Digital Instructional materials

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

Partner with non-profits

Other

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Overview

Michigan 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.

For the past three years, there has been a forecasting process that is supported by the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) through the. Michigan Dept. Of Education. The statewide bid process was developed by an Advisory Committee of the Device Purchase Activity of TRIG which is comprised of representatives from each region of the state.The effort will be sustained through a partnership with the Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan (REMCAM).

Also, Intermediate School Districts often facilitate regional pricing rates on behalf of their districts. Digital content in K-12 Social Studies is currently being developed under a different activity within the TRIG project. The state has a focus on alignment with student needs within context of Michigan’s Multi-tiered Support System.

Guidance – Publishers

Michigan 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

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

Requirements for the accessibility features in proprietary materials are established at the local level in accordance with ADA compliance.

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

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

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Michigan 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

Michigan manages regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials.

The Regional Educational Media Centers Association of Michigan (REMC) provides opportunities for districts across the state to procure in a consortium model that drives down costs through REMC $ave Bid. REMC has developed a forecasting tool for devices (Statewide Online Purchasing Tool).

In the future REMC may apply the forecasting tool to procurement beyond devices, for example to instructional materials.