DMAPS under construction – new data sets to be released on February 21
REQUEST CHANGES

Overview

Digital Learning Tab: This current tab provides information and links related to digital learning plans and standards, the adoption of computer science standards and state definitions for personalized learning. Visit the Instructional Materials, Procurement and Professional Learning Tabs for more information on this state.

DIGITAL LEARNING PLANS & STANDARDS

State Digital Learning Plan

New Mexico does not have a state digital learning plan.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

New Mexico has requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

Independent district level educational technology plans are required by the state and are revised every 3 years. The state provides planning support through e-mail and website support. The district technology plans are used to: evaluate districts online test/assessment readiness, identify bandwidth issues and concerns, the qualification of E-rate funding, and additional grant funding for qualifying districts. For more information: http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/NMEdTechIndex.html

Digital Learning Standards for Students

New Mexico does not have digital learning standards for students.

State Personalized Learning Definition

New Mexico does not have a unique state definition for personalized learning.

Request At A Glance data set for all states
last update: 8:06 am 02/13/19
REQUEST CHANGES

Overview

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is authorized under Sections 22-15-1 through 22-15-31, NMSA, 1978 Compilation, to adopt a multiple list of instructional materials and distribute funds directly to local school districts, charter districts, charter schools, and state supported schools.

The instructional material fund is used to pay for instructional material pursuant to the Instructional Material Law. New Mexico has a textbook review process conducted the first full week of June each year where material is reviewed by highly qualified teachers for alignment with NM content standards and benchmarks and other relevant criteria. The subjects reviewed rotate on a six year cycle. The Secretary of Education approves an adopted multiple list of core basal and supplemental instructional materials. The Department may conduct a special review if circumstances allow outside of the six year window.

Definitions

Definition for Instructional Materials

New Mexico has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Instructional material means school textbooks and other educational media that are used as the basis for instruction, including combinations of textbooks, learning kits, supplementary material and electronic media.

Includes

Digital

OER

Definition for Open Educational Resources

New Mexico has a definition for open educational resources.

The US Department of Education’sOffice of Education Technology defines open educational resources (OER) as teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under a license that permits their free use, reuse, modification, and sharing with others. Digital openly licensed resources can include complete online courses, modular digital textbooks as well as more granular resources such as images, videos, and assessment items.

Definition for Accessible Educational Materials

New Mexico has a definition for accessible educational materials. The definition is based on

Federal Definition

A. Any qualified student or person eligible to become a qualified student attending a public school, a state institution or a private school approved by the department in any grade from first through the twelfth grade of instruction is entitled to the free use of instructional material. Any student enrolled in an early childhood education program as defined by Section 22-13-3 NMSA 1978 or person eligible to become an early childhood education student as defined by that section attending a private early childhood education program approved by the department is entitled to the free use of instructional material. B. Instructional material shall be distributed to school districts, state institutions and private schools as agents for the benefit of students entitled to free use of the instructional material.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

New Mexico has a definition for accessible technologies. The definition is based on

Federal Regulation

State Library (LBPH)

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

New Mexico has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

The department shall adopt a multiple list to be made available to students pursuant to the Instructional Material Law. At least ten percent of instructional material on the multiple list concerning language arts and social studies shall contain material that is relevant to the cultures, languages, history and experiences of multi-ethnic students. The department shall ensure that parents and other community members are involved in the adoption process at the state level. Pursuant to the provisions of the Instructional Material Law, each school district, state institution or private school as agent may select instructional material for the use of its students from the multiple list adopted by the department. Local school boards shall give written notice to parents and other community members and shall invite parental involvement in the adoption process at the district level. Local school boards shall also give public notice, which notice may include publication in a newspaper.

Materials Adoption Includes

Software

Digital Materials

Online Content

Supplemental Materials

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

New Mexico has a statute allowing the implementation of digital instructional materials.

The department shall adopt a multiple list to be made available to students pursuant to the Instructional Material Law. The department shall ensure that parents and other community members are involved in the adoption process at the state level. The department shall establish by rule an instructional material review process for the adoption of instructional material on the multiple list. Pursuant to the provisions of the Instructional Material Law, each school district, state institution or private school as agent may select instructional material for the use of its students from the multiple list adopted by the department. Local school boards shall give written notice to parents and other community members and shall invite parental involvement in the adoption process at the district level.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Selection Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

No, our state does not provide information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

Guidance Selection Accessible Technologies

No, our state does not provide information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

New Mexico has a process for the review of instructional materials.

In New Mexico, materials are evaluated by Level 2 and Level 3 educators selected through an annual application process. Any current New Mexico public school educator can apply to be a reviewer.Publishers are invited annually to submit materials for state review, in all core subjects. They may submit materials as Core or Supplementary. Materials submitted as Core will be reviewed for Research-based effectiveness. If they are found to be Research-based and effective, they will be reviewed by a panel of reviewers. Core materials are scored for alignment with content standards and high quality indicators. Materials scoring at 90% or higher are Recommended for adoption to the Adopted Multiple List. Materials scoring 80%-89% are Recommended with Reservations to the Adopted Multiple List. Materials scoring below 80% will not be recommended for the Adopted Multiple List. Review teams provide evidence from the materials and compose and appraisal for each title reviewed that contains evidence for the standards and high quality indicators. The recommendations from the review teams are proposed to the secretary for adoption and then placed on the Adopted Multiple List. The Multiple List and review documents are provided to district as resources when determining purchases at the LEA. Districts receive Instructional Material Funds that must be spent on Instructional Materials. Public School Districts may spend 100% of these funds on any materials on the Adopted Multiple list, however they may not expend more than 50% of their allocated funds on items not on the Adopted Multiple List. Charter schools do not have this same stipulation on purchasing from the Adopted Multiple List.

Materials Includes

Digital instructional materials

Online content

Software

Supplemental materials

OER

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

New Mexico has a process for the review of instructional materials outcomes.

Rated

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

New Mexico posts state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

New Mexico does not require districts to purchase state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

New Mexico 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

New Mexico does not have an ESA or other regional organization that posts reviewed instructional materials.

Resource Repositories

Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

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

Blended learning is not the same as technology-enabled instruction. It goes beyond one-to-one computers and high-tech gadgets. Blended learning involves leveraging the internet to afford each student a more personalized learning experience, meaning increased student control over the time, place, path, and/or pace of his or her learning. The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace; at least in part in a supervised brickand-mortar location away from home; and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a Course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience. Blended learning increases the awareness/support through key communication opportunities (Digital Learning Day, etc.), highlight best practices, and provide high-impact learning opportunities for practitioners in the field.

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

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

The Blended Learning Bureau:

•Increases awareness/support through key communication opportunities (Digital Learning Day, etc.), highlight best practices, and provide high-impact learning opportunities for practitioners in the field.

•Expands access to supplemental online learning courses to New Mexico students, particularly advanced placement.

•Launches and support blended learning efforts in New Mexico districts and charter schools.

State Resource Repository

New Mexico does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

New Mexico has dedicated state funding.

The state treasurer shall establish a nonreverting fund to be known as the instructional material fund. The fund consists of appropriations, gifts, grants, donations and any other money credited to the fund. The fund shall be administered by the department, and money in the fund is appropriated to the department to carry out the provisions of the Instructional Material Law. The instructional material fund shall be used for the purpose of paying for the cost of purchasing instructional material pursuant to the Instructional Material Law. Transportation charges for the delivery of instructional material to a school district, a state institution or a private school as agent and emergency expenses incurred in roviding instructional material to students may be included as a cost of purchasing instructional material. Charges for rebinding of used instructional material that appears on the multiple list pursuant to Section 22-15-8 NMSA 1978 may also be included as a cost of purchasing instructional material.

Instructional Materials

Digital Instructional materials

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

last update: 8:06 am 02/13/19
REQUEST CHANGES

Overview

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is authorized under Sections 22-15-1 through 22-15-31, NMSA, 1978 Compilation, to adopt a multiple list of instructional materials and distribute funds directly to local school districts, charter districts, charter schools, and state supported schools. The instructional material fund is used to pay for instructional material pursuant to the Instructional Material Law (http://www.ped.state.nm.us/InstructionalMaterial/. New Mexico has a textbook review process conducted the first full week of June each year where material is reviewed by highly qualified teachers for alignment with NM content standards and benchmarks and other relevant criteria. The subjects reviewed rotate on a six year cycle. The Secretary of Education approves an adopted multiple list of core basal and supplemental instructional materials.Districts may not expend more than 50% of their instructional material allocations for instructional materials not included on the adopted multiple list. Charter schools have a waiver from this purchase requirement. The Department may conduct a special review if circumstances allow outside of the six year window. The Instructional Material Fund is used to purchase materials used as the basis for instruction. http://www.ped.state.nm.us/InstructionalMaterial/. The New Mexico online procurement system includes real time notification of solicitations and awards. While there is no state procurement manual, the state does have a target guide and registration system for those wanting to do business with the state and localities. http://www.newmexicobidsystem.com/. http://www.generalservices.state.nm.us/statepurchasing/resourcesandinformation.aspx

Guidance – Publishers

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

Guidance to publishers is provided in the Request for Applications posted on the Instructional Material Bureau webpage.

Includes

Digital

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

New Mexico 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

New Mexico has a request for proposals/request for information process.

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Pricing Negotiation

New Mexico 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

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

The state has an agreement with a book depository to make available the instructional materials on the Adopted Multiple List at a lower cost than paying publisher shipping costs.

REQUEST CHANGES

Overview

The Instructional Material Bureau (IMB) is collaborating with the department content bureaus to align the work with districts and professional learning opportunities with the reviewed, identified and adopted high quality instructional materials. The IMB is also working with a cross-functional team consisting of members from PED bureaus, districts, regional education collaboratives, teachers, and parents to provide information to all districts about high quality instructional materials and the importance of aligning professional learning with the materials. Teachers from across the state are working together to create high quality lessons in ELA, Social Studies and Science that are then available digitally to all teachers in New Mexico. These are all initiatives supported through a comprehensive plan created by the IMB along with seven other states and the support of CCSSO.

Selection of Digital Instructional Materials

New Mexico does not provide professional learning opportunities to support teachers in the selection of quality digital instructional materials (licensed and/or OER) to use in the classroom.

Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

New Mexico does not provide professional learning opportunities to support teachers in the selection of quality digital instructional materials (licensed and/or OER) to use in the classroom.

Development of Professional Learning Programs

New Mexico does not develop professional learning programs.

Development of OER

New Mexico provides professional learning opportunities to support the development of digital OER.

Share OER

New Mexico does not provide professional learning opportunities for teachers to share of digital OER

Professional Learning - Accessibility

No, our state does not provide professional learning to support the implementation of accessible educational materials.

Technical Assistance - Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

No, our state does not provide technical assistance to support the implementation of accessible instructional/educational materials

Technical Assistance - Accessible Technologies

No, our state does not provide technical assistance to support the use of accessible technologies.