Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities

Organization: SETDA

With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this report was launched under the leadership of Christine Fox, SETDA’s Deputy Executive Director with guidance from SETDA’s State Action Committee, membership and private sector partners to provide a comprehensive overview of state practices related to the procurement of digital instructional materials. As part of the research, SETDA interviewed lead educators from a variety of educational and government organizations, state instructional materials leaders and state procurement officers. In addition, through a survey and independent data collection, SETDA gathered information for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Guam regarding state policies and guidelines for the acquisition, accessibility, vetting and funding of instructional materials, for a total of 52 respondents learning goals.