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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 Mexico has a state digital learning plan.

New Mexico has a state educational technology plan.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

New Mexico has requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

Independent district level educational technology plans are required by the state and are revised every 3 years. The state provides planning support through e-mail and website support. The district technology plans are used to: evaluate districts online test/assessment readiness, identify bandwidth issues and concerns, the qualification of E-rate funding, and additional grant funding for qualifying districts. For more information: http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/NMEdTechIndex.html

Digital Learning Standards for Students

New Mexico does not have digital learning standards for students.

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Overview

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is authorized under Sections 22-15-1 through 22-15-31, NMSA, 1978 Compilation, to adopt a multiple list of instructional materials and distribute funds directly to local school districts, charter districts, charter schools, and state supported schools.

The instructional material fund is used to pay for instructional material pursuant to the Instructional Material Law. New Mexico has a textbook review process conducted the first full week of June each year where material is reviewed by highly qualified teachers for alignment with NM content standards and benchmarks and other relevant criteria. The subjects reviewed rotate on a six year cycle. The Secretary of Education approves an adopted multiple list of core basal and supplemental instructional materials. The Department may conduct a special review if circumstances allow outside of the six year window.

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

New Mexico does not have a unique definition or references the federal definition for accessible instructional/educational materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

New Mexico does not have a unique definition for accessible technologies or references the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

Definition for Instructional Materials

New Mexico has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Instructional materials are school textbooks or other educational media that are used as the basis for instruction, including combinations of textbooks, learning kits, supplementary material and electronic media (digital materials are included as textbooks).

Includes

Digital

Definition for Open Educational Resources

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

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

New Mexico has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

The department shall adopt a multiple list to be made available to students pursuant to the Instructional Material Law. The department shall ensure that parents and other community members are involved in the adoption process at the state level. The department shall establish by rule an instructional material review process for the adoption of instructional material on the multiple list. Pursuant to the provisions of the Instructional Material Law, each school district, state institution or private school as agent may select instructional material for the use of its students from the multiple list adopted by the department. Local school boards shall give written notice to parents and other community members and shall invite parental involvement in the adoption process at the district level.

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

New Mexico has a statute allowing the implementation of digital instructional materials.

The department shall adopt a multiple list to be made available to students pursuant to the Instructional Material Law. The department shall ensure that parents and other community members are involved in the adoption process at the state level. The department shall establish by rule an instructional material review process for the adoption of instructional material on the multiple list. Pursuant to the provisions of the Instructional Material Law, each school district, state institution or private school as agent may select instructional material for the use of its students from the multiple list adopted by the department. Local school boards shall give written notice to parents and other community members and shall invite parental involvement in the adoption process at the district level.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

New Mexico does not provide guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible digital instructional materials for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

Guidance Accessible Technologies

New Mexico does not provide guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible digital instructional materials for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

New Mexico has a process for the review of instructional materials.

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is authorized under Sections 22-15-1 through 22-15-31, NMSA, 1978 Compilation, to adopt a multiple list of instructional materials and distribute funds directly to local school districts, charter districts, charter schools, and state supported schools.

The instructional material fund is used to pay for instructional material pursuant to the Instructional Material Law. New Mexico has a textbook review process conducted the first full week of June each year where material is reviewed by highly qualified teachers for alignment with NM content standards and benchmarks and other relevant criteria. The subjects reviewed rotate on a six year cycle. The Secretary of Education approves an adopted multiple list of core basal and supplemental instructional materials. The Department may conduct a special review if circumstances allow outside of the six year window.

Materials Includes

Digital instructional materials

Online content

OER

Other

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

New Mexico has a process for the review of instructional materials outcomes.

Adopted

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

New Mexico posts state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

New Mexico 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 Mexico 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 Mexico has 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 Mexico has a state hosted learning management system or state master contract for a learning management system available to schools and districts.

State Resource Repository

New Mexico does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

New Mexico has dedicated state funding.

The state treasurer shall establish a nonreverting fund to be known as the “instructional material fund”. The fund consists of appropriations, gifts, grants, donations and any other money credited to the fund. The fund shall be administered by the department, and money in the fund is appropriated to the department to carry out the provisions of the Instructional Material Law. The instructional material fund shall be used for the purpose of paying for the cost of purchasing instructional material pursuant to the Instructional Material Law.

Digital Instructional materials

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

Partner with non-profits

Leverage state purchasing contracts

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Overview

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is authorized under Sections 22-15-1 through 22-15-31, NMSA, 1978 Compilation, to adopt a multiple list of instructional materials and distribute funds directly to local school districts, charter districts, charter schools, and state supported schools. The instructional material fund is used to pay for instructional material pursuant to the Instructional Material Law.

The New Mexico online procurement system includes real time notification of solicitations and awards. While there is no state procurement manual, the state does have a target guide and registration system for those wanting to do business with the state and localities.

Guidance – Publishers

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

Guidance to publishers is provided in the Request for Applications posted on the Instructional Material Bureau webpage.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

New Mexico 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

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

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Master Contract - Contract with State

New Mexico has state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the state.

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

New Mexico has state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the publisher.

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Pricing Negotiation

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