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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

Oklahoma does not have a state digital learning plan.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

With the E-Rate Modernization Order, Oklahoma has removed the formal requirement of district technology plans. However, the State still encourages districts to maintain a 3-year plan, updated annually. An annual technology survey is also conducted to get more specific information from districts.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Oklahoma has digital learning standards for students.

Although not officially adopted by the Oklahoma legislature, Oklahoma recommends the 2016 International Society for Technology in Education’s Educational Technology Standards for Students.

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Overview

In April of each year, the State Textbook Committee issues a “Call for Bids” for instructional materials for specific subject areas. These instructional materials are adopted by the State Textbook Committee on a rotating basis, usually for a period of six years. Instructional Technology is adopted every three years.

Publishers respond by announcing their intent to bid, after which they provide the State Textbook Committee with samples of their materials and correlations to the Oklahoma Academic Standards. The State Textbook Committee reviews these instructional materials and votes in November to approve them for the state-adopted list.

Districts can purchase digital learning resources using general funds or textbook funds. For the 2016-17 fiscal year, the state legislature did not appropriate any funds for textbooks.

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), are materials that are designed or converted in a way that makes them usable across the widest range of students regardless of format (print, digital, graphical, audio, video). https://www.ok.gov/abletech/documents/2017_Oklahoma_AEM-TA+TVI-Addendum.pdf

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Accessibility. This term means compliance with nationally accepted accessibility and usability standards, such as those established in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

Definition for Instructional Materials

Oklahoma has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

“Textbooks”, as used in Sections 16-101 through 16-124 of this title, means instructional materials that are designed for use by pupils as a learning resource. Instructional materials may be printed or nonprinted and may include textbooks, technology-based and other educational materials. Technology-based materials do not include the equipment required to make use of those materials.

Includes

Digital

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Oklahoma does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

Oklahoma has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

The Committee shall select textbooks or series of textbooks for each subject, which are in its judgment satisfactory. The State Textbook Committee may determine that unusual or extraordinary circumstances exist in a particular subject area during the period for which textbooks have been selected for that subject area.

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

Oklahoma supports the implementation of accessible digital instructional materials via multiple resources available on a special section of the website which includes resources, presentations and background information.

Guidance Accessible Technologies

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

Oklahoma has defined standards and provides guidance to agencies to help ensure that technology that they procure, develop, maintain or use is accessible.

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

Oklahoma has a process for the review of instructional materials.

In May of each year, the State Textbook Committee issues a “Call for Bids” for instructional materials for specific subject areas. These instructional materials are adopted by the State Textbook Committee on a rotating basis, usually for a period of six years. Instructional Technology is adopted every three years.

Publishers respond by announcing their intent to bid, after which they provide the State Textbook Committee with samples of their materials and correlations to the Oklahoma C3 Priority Academic Student Skills. The State Textbook Committee reviews these instructional materials and votes in November to approve them for the state-adopted list.

Materials Includes

Digital instructional materials

Online content

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Other

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Oklahoma posts state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Oklahoma 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

Oklahoma 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

Oklahoma 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

Oklahoma 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

Oklahoma does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Oklahoma has dedicated state funding.

State funds are provided directly for the purchase of instructional materials via an instructional materials line item in the state budget. This line item does not prohibit the purchase of digital instructional materials. For the 2017-18 fiscal year, the state legislature did not appropriate any funds for textbooks.

Instructional Materials

Digital Instructional materials

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

Partner with non-profits

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Overview

Oklahoma does not procure resources for schools or districts on a statewide level. The State Department of Education assists the State Textbook Committee in scheduling and securing facilities for meetings, facilitates an interactive forum between the publishers and the State Textbook Committee, and provides guidance to schools about the process for purchasing instructional materials.

In April of each year, the State Textbook Committee issues a “Call for Bids” for instructional materials for specific subject areas. These instructional materials are adopted by the State Textbook Committee on a rotating basis, usually for a period of six years. Instructional Technology is adopted every three years.

Publishers respond by announcing their intent to bid, after which they provide the State Textbook Committee with samples of their materials and correlations to the Oklahoma Academic Standards. The State Textbook Committee reviews these instructional materials and votes in November to approve them for the state-adopted list.

 

Guidance – Publishers

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

Companies must be registered and go through the textbook adoption process.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

The state has policies in place regarding accessibility for printed textbooks; however, we have not extending these policies to specifically address digital educational materials.

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

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

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Oklahoma 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

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