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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

type of course Self-paced course length 6 OPI Renewal Units audience K-8 Teachers
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User Ratings: 3.9 3.9 stars

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


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.

type of course Self-paced time 2 OPI Renewal Units audience K-12 Teachers
user rating User Ratings: 3.73.7 stars

"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