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Overview

Education Agency

Oregon Department of Education

State Educational Technology Standards

Oregon has educational technology standards.

Oregon has educational technology standards based on the ISTE NETS standards.

State Educational Technology Plan

Oregon does not have an educational technology plan.

District Technology Planning Requirements

Oregon does not have requirements for district technology planning.

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

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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 continued 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.

Chapter 581, Division 22, of the Oregon Administrative Rules provides Oregon’s Instructional Materials Adoption. 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.

Guidelines and Policies

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 Digital Instructional Materials

Oregon has a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

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

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.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Oregon has an open educational resources definition.

“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.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible 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 Outside of School

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

Policy - Adoption

Oregon has an adoption policy for digital 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).

Digital Content Included

Software

Digital Curriculum

Online Content

Policy - Open Educational Resources

Oregon does not have a policy for open educational resources.

Oregon does not have a state policy specific to OER materials, however the state’s instructional material policies permit the implementation of OER.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Oregon does not provide information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

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

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.

http://www.douglasesd.k12.or.us/otap/

http://www.accesstechnologiesinc.org/

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

Oregon does not provide guidance for the purchase of digital devices.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

Oregon does not have procurement guidelines specific to digital instructional materials.

The state does encourage the use of digital instructional materials.

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.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

Oregon does not have guidelines for commercial or OER publishers, developers, or vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

Master Contract Digital Devices

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

Master Contract Instructional Materials

Oregon provides state master purchasing contracts available for districts and schools to purchase instructional materials.

Oregon requires that publishers bid their contract pricing and guarantee that pricing will remain the same (or lower) throughout the contract. The contract also guarantees that the materials will not be sold in other states or US territories at a lower price than they are sold in Oregon and that the materials will remain available for sale throughout the contract period. The price lists for each content area under contract.

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

Oregon posts adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

Oregon does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

Office of Finance and Administration
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

Oregon does not have dedicated funds for digital instructional materials.

Districts fund the purchase of digital instructional materials with general state funds and/or local initiatives.

Oregon districts have the option to purchase digital instructional materials with local funds.

Funding for Devices

Oregon does not have dedicated funds for digital devices.

Each district may use general state funds for the purchase of digital devices (hardware).

Funding for Special Purposes

Oregon 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

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.

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Oregon does not have 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.

Open Educational Resources

Oregon develops open educational resources.

Oregon does not recommend/endorse open educational resources.

Oregon developed OER materials as a component of the Title IID Enhancing Education Through Technology grants focused on mathematics, English language arts, English language development, science, and STEM. Oregon is also requesting that Title IIB grant recipients develop instructional materials in mathematics or science that are Creative Commons licensed.

State Resource Repository

Oregon has a state resource repository.

Northwest Textbook Depository managed by an independent contractor.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

Oregon has a review process specific to digital instructional materials.

Review of digital instructional materials must meet the guidelines and criteria established by the State Board of Education.

Open Educational Resources

Oregon has a vetting process for open educational resources.

Open Educational Resources are vetted using the same standards and processes as commercial materials.

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