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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, no later than January 31, 2020.

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

  • Meets January 10, 2020 in Helena, MT in Capitol Hearing Room 137

  • Draft Agenda 12.5.19

  • Computer Science Standards Draft Document for Public Review

  • Information Literacy/Library Media Standards Draft Document for Public Review

  • Technology Integration Standards Draft Document for Public Review

  • Meeting Packet

  • Slide Deck 12.5.19

  • Watch or listen to the negotiated rulemaking committee on MPAN.

  • 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 33 questions: 8 require responses, 25 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.



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