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Standards Revision Information


2017 - 2027 COMPLETE REVISION SCHEDULE - This schedule may change based on resource availability or other factors.

  • To learn about the process and how to get involved, take the Montana Content Standards 101 course on the Teacher Learning Hub (1 renewal unit)

Content Standards: Social Studies, Career and Technical Education, Computer Science, Technology, Library Media

Negotiated Rulemaking: December 2019 - March 2020


Social Studies

MAR Notice - Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for Social Studies

  • Meets February 10, 2020 in Helena, MT in Capitol Hearing Room 102
    • Social Studies Standards Draft Document for Economic Impact Survey and Public Comment 12.16.19
    • Economic Impact Survey - responses are due by January 31, 2020
      • The Office of Public Instruction must utilize a negotiated rulemaking committee to consider proposed changes to accreditation standards (including content standards).  In addition to the negotiated rulemaking committee requirement, the OPI is charged with writing an economic impact analysis in accordance with MCA 2-4-405. In order to carefully prepare the economic impact analysis, the OPI would appreciate your responses to the questions in this survey.  We recommend a review of current expenditures for personnel, instructional materials, professional development, and curriculum development for the social studies content and program standards before responding to the questions.  If adopted by the Board of Public Education, new standards would go into effect on July 1, 2021.
      • There are 42 questions: 9 require responses, 33 are optional.  It will take approximately 15 minutes to review the proposed standards and 20 minutes to complete the survey. The survey is due by midnight on January 31, 2020.
      • Download this WORKSHEET to preview questions and gather information.
  • Watch or listen to the negotiated rulemaking committee on MPAN.
  • December 2, 2019 Committee Meeting

Career and Technical Education

MAR Notice - Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for CTE

    • Economic Impact Survey - responses are due by January 31, 2020 The Office of Public Instruction must utilize a negotiated rulemaking committee to consider proposed changes to accreditation standards (including content standards).  In addition to the negotiated rulemaking committee requirement, the OPI is charged with writing an economic impact analysis in accordance with MCA 2-4-405. In order to carefully prepare the economic impact analysis, the OPI would appreciate your responses to the questions in this survey.  We recommend a review of current expenditures for personnel, instructional materials, professional development, and curriculum development for the social studies content and program standards before responding to the questions.  If adopted by the Board of Public Education, new standards would go into effect on July 1, 2021.
    • There are 42 questions: 9 require responses, 33 are optional.  It will take approximately 15 minutes to review the proposed standards and 20 minutes to complete the survey. The survey is due by midnight on January 31, 2020.
    • Download this WORKSHEET to preview questions and gather information.
December 3, 2019 Committee Meeting

Computer Science, Library Media, and Technology Integration

MAR Notice - Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for Computer Science, Library Media, and Technology


  • Interested parties may submit their views and comments concerning the proposed negotiated rulemaking process to Colet Bartow, Director of Content Standards and Instruction, Office of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 202501, Helena, Montana 59620, faxed to (406) 444-3924, or electronic mail to cbartow@mt.gov, no later than January 31, 2020.
  • Press Release (November 25, 2019)

Board of Public Education Adoption: September 2020 
Implementation: July 2021

 

Watch this four-minute video for an overview of the process.


Content Standards & Instruction Contacts

opicsi@mt.gov