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Overview

Education Agency

New York State Education Department:

State Educational Technology Standards

New York does not have educational technology standards.

State Educational Technology Plan

New York has an educational technology plan.

New York has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state does not have specific time frames for the revision cycle. For more information: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/technology/techplan/.

District Technology Planning Requirements

New York has requirements for district technology planning.

New York has requirements for district technology planning. Per Part 100.12 of Commissioner’s Regulations, district-level educational technology plans are required by New York. Districts are required to submit their technology plans for review and approval. For more information: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/technology/TechPlans/DistTechPlans/home.html

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Overview

In the state of New York, the procurement of devices and instructional materials is decided at the Local Educational Agency (LEA) level. The State Education Agency (SEA) administers funding to support LEA procurements, in the forms of flexibly-used instructional materials State aid, bonds, and grants. Each LEA is responsible for setting its policies and practices in terms of bids, purchases, and contracts. Funding for devices and instructional materials are available through state grants, textbook aid, hardware aid, software aid, and school library materials aid, as well as other sources. There is no legislation that requires adoption of specific textbooks, software, or hardware — these are all decided at the local level — but there is an expectation that materials align to the New York State Learning Standards. In addition, the state hosts EngageNY.org, which provides free, open educational resources, including P-12 ELA and math curriculum modules and professional development resources.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

New York references the federal definition of accessible educational materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

New York provides a reference to the federal definition.

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

New York has a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

New York has a definition for instructional materials/textbook that includes the option for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

New York has an open educational resources definition.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

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

New York provides background resources via the state’s website to support the implementation of digital instructional materials.

Guidance Outside of School

New York provides guidance to LEAs in the use of digital instructional materials outside of the classroom.

Policy - Adoption

New York does not have an adoption policy for digital instructional materials.

Policy - Open Educational Resources

New York does not have a policy for open educational resources.

The state encourages the implementation of OER and hosts the EngageNY website, which provides free, open educational resources, including curriculum modules and professional development resources.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

New York provides information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

New York provides guidance via the state’s website.

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

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

New York hosts resources regarding accessible technologies on the state’s website.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

New York provides guidance for the purchase of digital devices.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

New York has procurement guidelines specific to digital instructional materials.

Guidance – Publishers

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

New York provides background resources via the state’s website.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

New York state’s Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) offer cooperative services specific to instructional materials development.

Master Contract Digital Devices

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

Master Contract Instructional Materials

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

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

New York does not post adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

New York does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

Performance Improvement and Management Services
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

New York has dedicated funds for digital instructional materials.

Funding for Devices

New York has dedicated funds for digital devices.

Funding for Special Purposes

New York 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

New York 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 York 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

New York develops open educational resources.

New York does not recommend/endorse open educational resources.

NYSED developed and maintains EngageNY, a website with instructional materials and resources to support educators with professional learning tools and resources. Materials on EngageNY are considered OER and can be used, re-used, and modified.

State Resource Repository

New York has a state resource repository.

EngageNY is managed by the state department of education.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

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

Open Educational Resources

New York does not have a vetting process for open educational resources.

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