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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. This work supports state and district leaders’ understanding of state policies related to procuring instructional materials to best meet the individual needs of students and can potentially impact policy changes. In addition, publishers of instructional materials, technology developers, and investors can learn more about the relative friendliness of states to encourage innovation with respect to digital instructional materials.

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  • Overview of states policies/practices
  • State trends via heat map
  • Compare up to 5 states by topic
  • Individual state profiles
  • Print and download options
  • District exemplars
  • State educational technology background details

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Definitions (Download )
Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials
Definition – Accessible Technologies
Definition for Instructional Materials
Definition for Instructional Materials - Digital
Definition for Instructional Materials - OER
Definition for Open Educational Resources
Guidelines and Policies (Download )
Guidance Outside of School
State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials
Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials
State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials
State Statute - Online Course Requirement
Guidance Inclement Weather
State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption
State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption - Software Included
State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption - Digital Materials Included
State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption - Online Content Included
State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption - Supplemental Materials Included
Guidance Accessible Technologies
State Review Process (Download )
State Process - Review of Instructional Materials
Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials
Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials
Districts Required to Follow State Review Process
Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials
Regional Support - Posting Reviewed Instructional Materials
Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes - Rated
Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes - Evaluated
Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes - Approved
Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes - Adopted
Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes - Other
Review of Instructional Materials Includes - Digital instructional materials
Review of Instructional Materials Includes - Online content
Review of Instructional Materials Includes - Software
Review of Instructional Materials Includes - Supplemental materials
Review of Instructional Materials Includes - OER
Review of Instructional Materials Includes - Other
Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials Include - Digital Material
Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials Include - Online Content
Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials Include - Software
Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials Include - Supplemental materials
Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials Include - OER
Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials Include - Other
State Process - Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes
Digital Learning Resources (Download )
State Resource Repository
Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract
Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract
State Resource Repository Includes - OER
State Resource Repository Includes - Free resources with copyright restrictions
State Resource Repository Includes - Subscription based resources (via contract or partnership)
Dedicated State Funding Includes - Instructional Materials
Dedicated State Funding Includes - Digital Instructional materials
Dedicated State Funding Includes - Devices
Funding - District Options - Use local funds
Funding - District Options - Collaborate with other districts
Funding - District Options - Partner with non-profits
Funding - District Options - Leverage state purchasing contracts
Funding - District Options - Other
Dedicated State Funding
Procurement (Download )
Guidance - Publisher
Regional Purchasing Consortia
Guidance - Publishers - Accessibility Features
Guidance - Publishers Student Data Privacy
Guidance - Publishers Includes - Interoperability
Guidance - Publishers Includes - Other
Request for Proposals/Request for Information
State Master Contract - Contract with State
State Pricing Negotiation
RFPs - Devices
RFPs - Curation
RFPs - Instructional Materials
State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher
Contract with State - Devices
Contract with State - Curation
Contract with State - Instructional Materials
Contract with Publisher - Devices
Contract with Publisher - Curation
Contract with Publisher - Instructional Materials

Resources

Navigating the Shift 2015

This publication highlights how state policies and guidance are supporting the transformation to digital learning, specifically the policies and processes around the selection, curation, procurement and funding of digital instructional materials. Learn more.

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Guide to Quality Instructional Materials

SETDA launched the Quality Content Guide in 2017 for state, district and school level leaders to use for the selection of quality instructional materials aligned to standards. In 2018, SETDA completed a refresh of the Guide and included new topic areas.  Current topic areas inlude: Planning, Considerations, Selection, Professional Learning, Effectiveness, OER and State Snapshots. Learn more.

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Navigating the Digital Shift II

SETDA expands upon the 2015 Navigating the Digital Shift report with a focus on living and learning in the digital age. In this second publication, stakeholders will learn about states’ guidance and policies around the implementation of digital instructional materials, as well as best practices.

Exemplars

A variety of states, school districts and schools provided examples of digital instructional materials implementation. Click below to view examples of the policies in practice.

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