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.


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


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

How to Administer Interim Assessment Powerpoint - use this helpful presentation for training purposes.

You've Got Interim Assessment Data, Now What?! Powerpoint - use this presentation for training purposes to guide users through accessing interim data and analysis.

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