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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

Minnesota does not have a state digital learning plan.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

Minnesota does not require district level educational technology plans, but strongly encourages technology planning. Technology integration is addressed in required annual World’s Best Workforce plans.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Minnesota has digital learning standards for students.

Minnesota educational technology standards are embedded as part of the core curriculum standards.

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Overview

In Minnesota, LEAs review and adopt their own instructional materials. Technical assistance is provided by the DOE but there is not a process for review or recommendation of instructional materials.

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Federal definition. Accessible educational materials, or AEM, are print- and technology-based educational materials, including printed and electronic textbooks and related core materials that are designed or converted in a way that makes them usable across the widest range of student variability regardless of format (print, digital, graphical, audio, video).

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Federal definition. Accessible educational materials, or AEM, are print- and technology-based educational materials, including printed and electronic textbooks and related core materials that are designed or converted in a way that makes them usable across the widest range of student variability regardless of format (print, digital, graphical, audio, video).

Definition for Instructional Materials

Minnesota has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Federal definition. Accessible educational materials, or AEM, are print- and technology-based educational materials, including printed and electronic textbooks and related core materials that are designed or converted in a way that makes them usable across the widest range of student variability regardless of format (print, digital, graphical, audio, video).

Includes

Digital

OER

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Minnesota has a definition for open educational resources.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

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

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Included in a list of how compensatory revenue for basic skills improvement may be used.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

School districts are responsible for providing learning materials that are accessible to all students with print disabilities. Students who struggle to read because of physical, sensory, cognitive, or learning differences may require alternative or specialized formats. Core curriculum material and textbooks may need to be converted to specialized formats called accessible educational materials (AEM)

Guidance Accessible Technologies

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

Guidance given through NIMAC

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

LEAs may adopt a plan for elearning to be utilized for up to 5 days per year for instruction during inclement weather.

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

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

In Minnesota, LEAs review and adopt their own instructional materials. Technical assistance is provided by the DOE but there is not a process for review or recommendation of instructional materials.

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Minnesota does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Minnesota 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

Minnesota 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

Minnesota 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

Minnesota 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

Minnesota has a state resource repository.

State hub on the OER Commons site.

Includes

OER

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Minnesota does not have dedicated state funding.

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

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Overview

Minnesota 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

Minnesota 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

Minnesota 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

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

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Minnesota 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

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

Regional consortia negotiate purchasing details and master contracts for their members.