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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

Mississippi does not have a state digital learning plan.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

Mississippi has requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

Independent district level educational technology plans are required by Mississippi and are revised every 3 years. The state provides planning support through face to face trainings.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Mississippi does not have digital learning standards for students.

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Overview

Mississippi solicits bids from publishers for titles to be reviewed and subsequently recommended to the State Board of Education. Approved vendors enter into a no-cost contract that allows for uniform costs across districts. The state does not specify a certain amount of funding that must be used by districts to purchase instructional materials. Districts typically use state or local funds to purchase textbooks (print or digital). To provide the highest quality of instructional materials to implement the curriculum frameworks for the schools across the state of Mississippi, the MDE has established a plan for the adoption, purchase, distribution, care and use of textbooks for students in all public schools that is an 18 month process. School districts are not required to purchase textbooks from the adopted list, they must choose materials that align to the standards.

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Mississippi references the federal definition of accessible instructional materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

Mississippi does not have a unique definition for accessible technologies or references the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

Definition for Instructional Materials

Mississippi has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

It also has an added focus of ensuring all students have access to CCSSD aligned digital materials.

Includes

Digital

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Mississippi does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

Mississippi has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

The State Board of Education shall adopt and furnish textbooks only for use in those courses set up in the state course of study as recommended by the State Accreditation Commission and adopted by such board, or courses established by acts of the Legislature. State Textbook Law (Section 37-43-19 c, Mississippi Codes of 1972 Annotated)

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

The State Board of Education shall adopt and furnish textbooks only for use in those courses set up in the state course of study as recommended by the State Accreditation Commission and adopted by such board, or courses established by acts of the Legislature. State Textbook Law (Section 37-43-19 c, Mississippi Codes of 1972 Annotated)

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

Guidance Accessible Technologies

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

State Board Policy Chapter 74, Rule 74.19 includes recommendations from the MDE/OSE and the Division of Instructional Support. Information included in the Procedures represents guidance on best practices as determined by research and professional practice.

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

Mississippi has a process for the review of instructional materials.

The review process for digital materials is the same as the review process for print materials.

Materials Includes

Digital instructional materials

Online content

Software

Supplemental materials

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Rated

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Mississippi posts state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

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

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Regional Support - Posting Reviewed Instructional Materials

Mississippi 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

Mississippi 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

Mississippi 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

Mississippi does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Mississippi has dedicated state funding.

Instructional Materials

Digital Instructional materials

Devices

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

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Overview

Mississippi 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. Mississippi does solicits bids from publishers for titles to be reviewed and subsequently recommended to the State Board of Education. Approved vendors enter into a no-cost contract that allows for uniform costs across districts. The state does not specify a certain amount of funding that must be used by districts to purchase instructional materials. Districts typically use state or local funds to purchase textbooks (print or digital). To provide the highest quality of instructional materials to implement the curriculum frameworks for the schools across the state of Mississippi, the MDE has established a plan for the adoption, purchase, distribution, care and use of textbooks for students in all public schools that is an 18 month process. School districts are not required to purchase textbooks from the adopted list, they must choose materials that align to the standards.

Guidance – Publishers

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

Digital instructional materials are processed the same as other materials.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

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

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Pricing Negotiation

Mississippi 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

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