ESSA English Language Arts Support
Need Guidance with Curriculum Selection?
Take a look at our Guide for Selecting Materials Aligned to Montana's Content Standards (word version) and the Criteria for Selecting Materials (word version) guides.
Smarter Balanced Resources
To learn more about the Smarter Balanced Summative, Interim and Formative Assessments check out the OPI's MontCAS webpage or take the Implementing Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments course on the Teacher Learning Hub (updated for 2019-2020 school year).
Interim Assessment Resources, power points and one pagers for schools and districts can be located in this google folder.
Smarter Balanced Content Explorer Site
- Learn more about Smarter Balanced's blueprints, claims, targets, standards, and sample items.
Montana's Starting Smarter
- This is a site to help parents interpret Smarter Balanced summative results. No data is shared on this site.