The Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments are designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year. Districts may establish the time frame, administration policies, and scoring practices for interim assessments. The interim assessments also include all of the accessibility resources that are available in the summative assessment to provide accurate results for all students. 

Below are several resources to help educators better understand the interim assessments, how to access them and how to use them. If you have questions or would like more information about the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments, contact the OPI Assessment Division at or call us at 1.844.867.2569.

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Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments - learn more about interim assessments and the new focused interim assessment blocks.

TIDE Upload Schedule - View the calendar to learn when students in AIM are uploaded to the TIDE portal. 

Implementing Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments Teacher Learning Hub Course- a 2 renewal unit course that covers all you need to know about implementing Smarter Balanced interim assessments. 

How to Administer Interim Assessment One Page Document - use this handy guide to help administer the interim assessments. 

How to Administer Interim Assessment Training Materials-  prepared presentation materials for training purposes including powerpoints, handouts, and script.

Smarter Balanced Content Explorer- go to the Content Explorer to learn more about Smarter Balanced claims and targets, and how they correspond to our Montana Content Standards. 

Interim Assessment Overview 2019-2020- list of all interim assessments available and targets that are aligned to each interim. 

Interim Data Analysis Protocol - How do I make sense of my students' interim data to make it useful for instruction? Check out the exploring, interpreting and applying interim data worksheet.