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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

Ohio does not have a state digital learning plan.

Ohio has begun discussions on a digital learning plan.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Ohio has digital learning standards for students.

Ohio has in place learning standards for technology that include digital learning.

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Overview

The state of Ohio has a review process for Early Learning instructional resources. The INFOhio Early Learning Portal is for parents and educators of children ages three through five. It was designed to help prepare Ohio’s early learners for school and their future. Each resource in the portal was selected and evaluated by librarians and educators using our rubric. All resources align with the Ohio Early Learning Standards. There currently is no review process in place for K – 12 instructional materials.

The state encourages LEAs via webinars, electronic newsletters and face-to-face meetings to use these resources but also to develop additional digital instructional materials aligned to the learning standards that meet the needs of their students.

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Definition for Instructional Materials

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

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Ohio does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

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

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Districts shall prescribe a curriculum for all schools under its control. Districts have flexibility to determine which instructional materials they use to deliver the curriculum.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-21 effective date 07/01/2014: Providing Instructional Material to Children with Visual Impairments and Others with Print Disabilities that are Listed for Sale by Publishers with the Superintendent of Public Instruction. In addition, Ohio provides specific PALM Initiative guidelines provided in on-line materials and brochures. https://ataem.org/obtaining-aem/purchasing-guidelines

Guidance Accessible Technologies

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

Ohio does not have any state laws on guidance for accessible technologies however, there is informal guidance on assistive technologies available to districts at the Assistive Technology and Assistive Educational Materials Center

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

Ohio districts and schools are on hour-based, not day-based, schedules. The result is there are no longer calamity days in Ohio schools. Instead, schools should schedule “excess” hours above the minimum number of required hours to accommodate weather-related situations that delay or cancel school. Hours missed above the required minimum do not have to be made up. However, if a school closes enough that it will fall below the minimum number of hours, the school must make up the hours by extending its scheduled year.

One way to make up the hours missed below the minimum required is a plan that requires students to access and complete classroom lessons posted on the district’s or nonpublic school’s web portal or website.

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

Ohio has a process for the review of instructional materials.

The state of Ohio has a review process for Early Learning instructional resources. The INFOhio Early Learning Portal is for parents and educators of children ages three through five. It was designed to help prepare Ohio’s early learners for school and their future.

Each resource in the portal was selected and evaluated by librarians and educators using this rubric. All resources align with the Ohio Early Learning Standards.

There currently is no review process in place for K – 12 instructional materials

Materials Includes

Digital instructional materials

Online content

OER

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

Ohio has a process for the review of instructional materials outcomes.

Evaluated

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Ohio posts state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Ohio does not have an Education Service Agency (ESA) or other regional organization that has a process for the review of instructional materials.

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Regional Support - Posting Reviewed Instructional Materials

Ohio 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

Ohio 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

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

Ohio has a state hosted learning management system to deliver online professional development to Ohio certified educators. The system is available through the Ohio Department of Education’s SAFE portal.

State Resource Repository

Ohio has a state resource repository.

Ohio students have access to digital collections with subscription services at no cost through INFOhio, the state’s virtual PreK-12 library. https://www.infohio.org

Ohio has a repository for accessible educational materials at the Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials Center and the State Library of Ohio.https://ataem.org/

Includes

Free resources with copyright restrictions

Subscription based resources (via contract or partnership)

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Ohio does not have dedicated state funding.

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

Partner with non-profits

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Overview

Ohio 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

Ohio 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

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

Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-21 effective date 07/01/2014: Providing Instructional Material to Children with Visual Impairments and Others with Print Disabilities that are Listed for Sale by Publishers with the Superintendent of Public Instruction. and Ohio specific PALM Initiative guidelines provided in on-line materials and brochures. http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Special-Education/Federal-and-State-Requirements/Operational-Standards-and-Guidance/Assistive-Technology-and-Accessible-Educational-Ma

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

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

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Ohio 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

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