Only one-third of school districts said they are aware of both the term “open educational resources” (OER) and its licensing, according to a report from the Babson Survey Research Group.
The report, funded by a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, found more encouraging news when it comes to OER adoption–two-thirds of participating districts are aware of at least one open full-time course curriculum alternative, and more than one-third have actively considered at least one.
What We Teach: K-12 School District Curriculum Adoption Process examines the degree to which K-12 districts are aware of and have adopted OER, as well as the process districts use to select and adopt full-course curricula materials.
Open licensed full-course curricula materials have been adopted by 16 percent of all districts.
(Next page: Which districts show a higher OER adoption?)