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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

Wisconsin has a state digital learning plan.

Wisconsin has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state does not have a specific time frame for revisions.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

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

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Wisconsin does not have digital learning standards for students.

Wisconsin defines Information and Technology Literacy as “the ability of an individual, working independently or with others, to use tools, resources, processes, and systems responsible to access and evaluate information in any medium, and to use that information to solve problems, communicate clearly, make informed decisions, and construct new knowledge, products, or systems.” The Wisconsin Academic Information & Technology Literacy standards are an important foundation to prepare students to be college and career ready.The purpose of these standards is to identify information and technology content and performance standards for all students throughout the K-12 curriculum. We must ensure that all children have equal access to high-quality education programs. Clear statements about what students must know and be able to do are essential in making sure our schools offer opportunities to get the knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond the classroom.

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Overview

Wisconsin does not provide information, examples, or guidelines to LEAs to select, acquire or 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, devices, resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements. The state does not provide any funding for developing open education resources but does support professional learning around what are open education resource as part of its curation projects. Optional vetting of OER but not required

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Wisconsin references the federal definition of accessible educational materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Definition for Instructional Materials

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

Includes

OER

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Wisconsin has a definition for open educational resources.

Wisconsin follows the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s definition of OER: teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re purposing by others. Open education resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

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

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

The goal of NIMAS is to promote the development of high quality and consistent source files to be used to create specialized formats for students with print disabilities, including those who are blind and visually impaired. Students with print disabilities will receive their textbooks and core materials in the specialized format at the same time as students without print disabilities.

Guidance Accessible Technologies

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

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

Not at this time but we are working on best practices of blended and online learning components

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not have a process for the review of instructional materials.

Wisconsin does not provide information, examples, or guidelines to LEAs to select, acquire or 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, devices, resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements. The state does not provide any funding for developing open education resources but does support professional learning around what are open education resource as part of its curation projects. Optional vetting of OER but not required

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

Wisconsin does not have a process for the review of instructional materials outcomes.

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Wisconsin 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

Wisconsin 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

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

Wisconsin’s virtual school partners have a platform and content available to districts.

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Wisconsin 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

Wisconsin has a state resource repository.

Wisconsin created the WISELearn Educator portal to host professional learning, social network information and digital resources.

Includes

OER

Free resources with copyright restrictions

Subscription based resources (via contract or partnership)

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Wisconsin has dedicated state funding.

TEACH subsidizes much of the cost to provide telecommunications access (e.g. data lines and video links) to eligible schools, libraries, and educational institutions.

Devices

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

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Overview

Wisconsin 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.

More Information

Guidance – Publishers

Wisconsin does not have procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

Wisconsin does not provide information, examples, or guidelines to LEAs to select, acquire or 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, devices, resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements. Requirements for the sale of instructional materials are established at the local level.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

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

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Wisconsin 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

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

The Cooperative Educational Service Agency 2 (CESA) provides services and support to its 74 member school districts. CESA 2 is governed by section 116.01 of Wisconsin State Statutes, which allows it to enter into contracts and act as a liaison between school districts, the Department of Public Instruction and the U.S. Department of Education. By combining purchasing power, schools can obtain substantial volume discounts on technology, paper, office supplies, and more. Most contracts are offered at no cost, with regional and state-wide contracts available.