The Tools for Teachers is a brand new website for instructional resources and professional development. This is an advanced toolkit for teachers designed for teachers to help them do what they do best - teach!  The Tools for Teachers is an easy-to-search website featuring lessons and activities designed to save teachers time. A few of the features include interactive Connections Playlists you can use with interim assessments, high quality resources aligned to learning standards, formative assessment strategies embedded in every resource, and accessibility instructional strategies. For more information about Tools for Teachers, please contact the OPI Assessment Division at OPIAssessmentHelpDesk@mt.gov or call us at 1.844.867.2569.

 

Tools for Teachers - On May 28, 2020 the Digital Library was retired from the AIR portal and replaced by the new Tools for Teachers resource, which is a brand new, higher quality suite of tools and supports that were carefully crafted to save teachers time, streamline lesson planning and help students learn. 

Tools for Teachers Site Walkthrough - View this PowerPoint for a review of the new resource.

Smarter Content Explorer: This website is designed to help educators learn how Smarter Balanced assesses academic standards, and to explore the range of knowledge and skills for college and career readiness by filtering content on grade, subject, claim, target and academic standard. A flier as well as a video demonstration are available to review.

Sample Items Website: This site displays test questions, which are fully interactive with a range of accessibility features, exactly as students would encounter them on actual tests. An interactive guide explains the types of items used on interim and summative assessments. Search filters permit educators to browse items by grade, subject, claim, target, and item type.  

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