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This course will explore different ways to assess writing and allow you 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

"Some excellent and practical techniques available in this course. I am using some of them tomorrow!" — Montana High School Teacher

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User Ratings: 3.9 3.9 stars

Type: Self-paced
Audience: K-8
OPI Renewal Units: 6 hours

This course is closed for revisions and will re-open in early 2022. Please watch for updates if interested in this course. 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. Includes new information from the 19/20 updates to Smarter Balanced. 

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, contact Duane Schlabach (Duane.Schlabach@mt.gov) to receive the enrollment code.

"I am so very grateful for the opportunity to take this course! I did not realize the magnitude of resources available to assist my instruction." —Montana Middle School teacher

user rating User Ratings: 3.73.7 stars

Type: Self-paced
Audience: K-12
OPI Renewal Units: 2 hours