The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal non-profit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, has announced the launch of the State Education Policy Center (SEPC). The SEPC - available online at http://sepc.setda.org - is intended to provide up-to-date information regarding select technology-related education policies and practices to inform school reform and improvement efforts.
"The aggregation of these state policies is unique," stated Douglas Levin, SETDA Executive Director. "We believe it will benefit state, federal and local policymakers, researchers, private sector (corporate and philanthropic) investors and practitioners."
In addition to background information on each state, at launch the SEPC focuses on three topics:
K-12 broadband policy and practice
Online student assessment (formative and summative) policy and practice
Instructional materials policy and practice (with an emphasis on digital and open content).
SETDA and its membership are committed to updating content as policy changes are made in the states and in enhancing the coverage of state policies and practices over time.
The launch of the SEPC was supported in part by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Source: State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), www.setda.org