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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

Oregon does not have a state digital learning plan.

Under development

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

Oregon does not require district level educational technology plans, but strongly encourages technology planning.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Oregon has digital learning standards for students.

Oregon is in the process of adopting new Digital Learning Standards that will be based on the ISTE 2016 Standards.

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Overview

Oregon law Chapter 581, Division 22, of the Oregon Administrative Rules provides guidance for Instructional Materials Adoption. Oregon’s review of instructional materials adheres to an adoption schedule of core content areas adopted by the State Board of Education. A review of a content areas is an annual process. The Oregon Department of Education announces the content area up for adoption at the beginning of the year. Publishers submit required forms established in Oregon law including documentation and analysis of each instructional material. Once all forms are provided, evaluation committees are convened to review the submitted instructional materials. Those that pass the review will be placed on an approved list to be adopted by the State board of Education. The adopted list of approved instructional materials is a recommended list for school districts to adopt instructional materials.

 

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Oregon Administrative Rule 581-011-052: Publishers must supply the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Center (NIMAC) with the National Instructional Accessibility Standards (NIMAS) file sets for their contracted instructional materials. School districts adopting instructional materials that have not been evaluated and adopted at the state level (independent adoptions) must provide their local school board with a statement of assurance that the adopted materials comply with the most current NIMAS specifications.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Oregon references the federal definitions.

Definition for Instructional Materials

Oregon has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Digital instructional materials are included in the definition for instructional materials. Instructional material for purposes of Oregon law is defined as any organized system which constitutes the major instructional vehicle for a given course of study, or any part thereof. A major instructional vehicle may include such instructional items as a hardbound or a softbound book or books, or sets or kits of print and non-print materials, including electronic and internet or web-based materials or media. Basal instructional programs may be adopted by the State Board of Education. Accessible Instructional Materials are required. ““Open Educational Resources (OER)” are defined as teaching and learning resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.

Includes

Digital

OER

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Oregon has a definition for open educational resources.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are defined as teaching and learning resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

Oregon has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

Oregon’s adoption policy covers all core instructional materials. Oregon does not require materials to be purchased and/or evaluated in digital format. Districts annually assure that they are in compliance with and implementing Chapter 581, Division 22, of the Oregon Administrative Rules. This page provides guidance to districts for amending the assurance when necessary to include a plan for compliance with OAR 581-022-1640, Instructional Materials Adoption. Following adoption by the State Board of Education, school districts must do one of the following: (1) Select and adopt from the list (ORS 337.050 and OAR 581-022-1640), (2) Independently adopt instructional materials using the State Criteria (OAR 581-022-1622) or (3) Postpone adoption for up to two years (OAR 581-022-1650).

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

Oregon has a statute allowing the implementation of digital instructional materials.

Statute allows for the implementation of Digital Instructional Materials but does not require it. Oregon’s adoption policy covers all core instructional materials. Oregon does not require materials to be purchased and/or evaluated in digital format. Districts annually assure that they are in compliance with and implementing Chapter 581, Division 22, of the Oregon Administrative Rules. This page provides guidance to districts for amending the assurance when necessary to include a plan for compliance with OAR 581-022-1640, Instructional Materials Adoption. Following adoption by the State Board of Education, school districts must do one of the following: (1) Select and adopt from the list (ORS 337.050 and OAR 581-022-1640), (2) Independently adopt instructional materials using the State Criteria (OAR 581-022-1622) or (3) Postpone adoption for up to two years (OAR 581-022-1650).

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

Guidance is also provided at state and regional conferences for educational technology/digital learning, special education and administrators.

Guidance Accessible Technologies

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

The Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) provides training, information, technical assistance and resources regarding the use of technology for children with disabilities. Oregon’s Statewide Assistive Technology Program (ATI) is administered through a team of Certified Assistive Technology Specialists. ATI provides equipment, training, and assistance with selection of devices to people with significant hearing and vision loss.

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Guidance Inclement Weather

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

Oregon has a process for the review of instructional materials.

Oregon’s review of instructional materials adheres to an adoption schedule of core content areas adopted by the State Board of Education. A review of a content areas is an annual process. The Oregon Department of Education announces the content area up for adoption at the beginning of the year. Publishers submit required forms established in Oregon law including documentation and analysis of each instructional material. Once all forms are provided, evaluation committees are convened to review the submitted instructional materials. Those that pass the review will be placed on an approved list to be adopted by the State board of Education. The adopted list of approved instructional materials is a recommended list for school districts to adopt instructional materials.

Materials Includes

Digital instructional materials

Software

OER

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Evaluated

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Oregon posts state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

Oregon requires districts to follow the state review process for the review of instructional materials.

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

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

Includes

Regional Support - Posting Reviewed Instructional Materials

Oregon 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

Oregon does not have a state hosted content management system or a state master contract for a content management system available to schools and districts.

Oregon is investigating the systems available and expects to make a decision about which system we will use in the spring of 2018.

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

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

Oregon doesn’t host a learning management system (LMS) however, there is a statewide contract available for school districts to purchase a LMS.

State Resource Repository

Oregon has a state resource repository.

Northwest Textbook Depository managed by an independent contractor.

Includes

Subscription based resources (via contract or partnership)

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Oregon does not have dedicated state funding.

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Leverage state purchasing contracts

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Overview

Procurement of digital materials on the approved state list are available at a rate negotiated by state contract and the procurement of devices is made through a bid or sole source. Funding for textbooks, library books, periodicals, computer software/hardware, consumable/non-consumable media supplies in Oregon continue to be provided through per-pupil allocation (common school fund) that is distributed based upon a formula that accounts for various characteristics such as student characteristics and location. Additional funding for instructional materials and services are provided through local levies, formula grants and federally-distributed resources.Oregon’s textbook adoption policy covers all core instructional materials. Oregon does not require materials to be purchased and/or evaluated in digital format.Following adoption by the State Board of Education, school districts must do one of the following annually to assure that they are in compliance with the instructional materials adoption policies:(1) Select and adopt from the list (ORS 337.050 and OAR 581-022-1640)(2) Independently adopt instructional materials using the State Criteria (OAR 581-022-1622)(3) Postpone adoption for up to two years (OAR 581-022-1650).Oregon encourages the use of new digital instructional materials through professional development provided by the Oregon EdTech Professional Development Cadre. The state has a contract with Instructure to provide the Canvas learning management system at a reduced cost to all K-12 schools. School districts may purchase the LMS using this state contract.

Guidance – Publishers

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

Oregon does not distinguish between digital and non-digital materials. The process for digital materials is the same process as any other instructional material. Options for districts are to purchase off the state list or adopt independently. In order to get on the state list, a company must submit their materials for review as a part of the State Board of Education schedule for adoptions. Bids for specific content area materials are solicited based on this State Board of Education calendar for adoptions. School districts may adopt and use textbooks or other instructional materials in place of or in addition to those adopted by the State Board of Education provided they meet the guidelines and criteria established by the State Board of Education. Independent adoptions are good for six years.

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Student data privacy

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

Oregon follows national AEM standards.

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

Oregon has a request for proposals/request for information process.

Includes

Curation

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

Includes

Curation

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

Includes

Curation

State Pricing Negotiation

Oregon 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

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

Occasionally, regional education service districts will negotiate purchasing pricing for their local school districts.

In Oregon, we also have the Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) that does consortium prices across Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and beyond.