Launched in October 2012, the State Education Policy Center (SEPC) is a database of state policies related to education and technology curated by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and its membership.

The SEPC 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 and will benefit state, federal and local policymakers, researchers, private sector (corporate and philanthropic) investors, and practitioners. As policies and practices evolve over time, these changes will be reflected in the SEPC. In all cases, content will be verified and maintained by SETDA and its members. 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)

Navigating the SEPC
There are two primary ways to navigate around the SEPC: (1) by state and (2) by topic.

Within a topic, you can select subtopics for further information on the selected state, download the information for that state and/or flag an entry for further investigation by SETDA if you believe any posted information is incorrect or not up-to-date.

SEPC Feedback
Over time, the SEPC will be refined and enhanced. For instance, information available for topics included at launch will be refined, new topics will be covered, and enhancements will be made to the database’s usability and user interface. Please direct feedback and comments on how to enhance the SEPC to: sepc@setda.org.

Relevant Resources

Broadband: Learn more about broadband access in and out of US schools and recommendations for future broadband capacity by reading SETDA's report The Broadband Imperative.

Online Assessment: Technology Readiness for College and Career Ready Teaching, Learning and Assessment reportis targeted to policymakers and K-12 school leaders interested in addressing school technology readiness needs for college and career ready teaching, learning and assessment.

Instructional Materials: Learn more about the implementation of digital instructional materials in schools and recommendations for implementation by reading SETDA's 2012 Out of Print report.

About the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
In 2011, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) celebrated its tenth anniversary as the principal non-profit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders. Our mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. For more information, please visit www.setda.org.