The goal of this course is to provide training on the Smarter Balanced Interim assessments that will enable school systems in Montana to implement interim assessments.

Please note: Because of information accessed through the Smarter Balanced Portal, you must be currently employed in a Montana school to take this course. To enroll, first contact the course designer, Yvonne Field ( to receive the enrollment code.You then may go at your own pace through the course. 

type of course Self-paced time 7 OPI Renewal Units audience K-12 Teachers
user rating  User Ratings: 5.0  5 stars

"THANK YOU for offering this course I learned several new tips for administering and scoring Interims!!" -Curriculum Director, Kalispell, MT

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This course will explore different ways to assess writing and give you the opportunity to analyze different types of assessments. Our goal is to learn strategies for formative assessment that scaffold your students toward ever higher levels of proficiency, flexibility, and confidence in their writing.

Created by Dr. Tammy Elser, Salish Kootenai College

type of course Self-paced course length 6 OPI Renewal Units audience K-8 Teachers
user rating New course, data coming soon!

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Teachers all across MT are working through everyday teaching issues like homework, grading, behavior management, planning, grouping, student engagement, etc. etc. etc. Now you don’t have to do it alone. Join us for our monthly online meetings to discuss with your peers. New topics each month! Unable to join the live meeting? Don't worry, we'll post a recording for you.

This community focuses on data and assessments and meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 3:30 pm, September - June

Created by Yvonne Field, Assessment Coordinator, OPI

type of course Live Course course length 1 OPI Renewal Unit/Session audience All Educators
user rating User Ratings: 4.4 4.4 stars

"Lots of information to digest and viewing the OPI website with the testing tools was valuable!" -MT Elementary teacher,