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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

New Hampshire has a state digital learning plan.

New Hampshire supports the National Educational Technology Plan and the technology plan is outlined by our Minimum Standards for School Approval in the ICT Literacy program requirements. We do have a technology planning toolkit.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

New Hampshire does not have requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

New Hampshire does not require district level educational technology plans, but strongly encourages technology planning. The state provides planning support though e-mail and website support, a Tech Planning Collaborative Ring, peer review of plans, and tech planning mentors. The district technology plans are used in alignment with New Hampshire Minimum Standards for School Approval for ICT Literacy and digital learning opportunities.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

New Hampshire does not have digital learning standards for students.

New Hampshire has program expectations that are outlined by law in the Minimum Standards for School Approval. New Hampshire has K -12 program expectations for Information and Communications Technologies Literacies that are outlined by rules in the Minimum Standards for School Approval (Ed 306.42). Those rules guide ICT Literacy programs in K-12 to follow the ISTE Standards for Students in terms of the content and abilities that should be provided to students that support their demonstrations of ICT Literacy.

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Overview

No, our state does not have a process for the review of instructional materials

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

New Hampshire references the Federal Definition for accessible/educational/instructional materials. The Bureau of Special Education provides face to face and webinar trainings that includes this information.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

New Hampshire refernces the AEM Center’s definition for accessible technologies.

Definition for Instructional Materials

New Hampshire does not have a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

New Hampshire does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

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

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

New Hampshire provides guidance through national resources including the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP). DCMP supports equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.

Guidance Accessible Technologies

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

New Hampshire provides information, examples or technical assistance to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible technologies.

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

Procedures for approval of a plan to conduct school remotely on days when school has been closed due to inclement weather or other emergency: a. The plan must be submitted in advance by the public school district or non-public school. The plan must be approved by the Commissioner prior to implementation. b. Days used to “pilot” the program may not be counted as school days unless approved by the Commissioner. c. These procedures are intended for days when school is closed unexpectedly. They are not for implementation on days when school was scheduled to be closed. d. The plan may not be used to make-up lost days on days when school was scheduled to be closed. e. Teachers must be available and must participate on the days when the plan is implemented. Teacher participation may not be limited to simply grading student work after the fact. f. The Department expects an interactive internet based process with supplementary paper materials used only by those students who do

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

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

No, our state does not have a process for the review of instructional materials

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

New Hampshire does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

New Hampshire does not require districts to purchase state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire does not have a state resource repository.

New Hampshire does not host an instructional resource repository, however the state supports New Hampshire Educators Online, which is a resource for digital and online educational and instructional resources offered by the Office of Educational Technology.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

New Hampshire has dedicated state funding.

New Hampshire has no general state funds that are given to all districts, but there are some adequacy funds that go to districts in need. Those funds may be used to purchase digital devices or resources.

Digital Instructional materials

Devices

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

Partner with non-profits

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Overview

New Hampshire 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. While the use of digital resources and innovative educational technologies are encouraged, districts are free to decide which resources best meet the needs of the students in their communities. Districts have the flexibility to support digital learning and the state requires that student learning be based on competencies, rather than seat time. The learning standards do require the use of digital resource and media.

Guidance – Publishers

New Hampshire 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

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

New Hampshire provides letter templates requiring commercial and OER publishers, developers, and vendors to include accessibility features in products when supplying those products to LEAs within the state.

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

New Hampshire has a request for proposals/request for information process.

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

New Hampshire 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

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