2020 ASSIST Conference Resources

Presentations from the 2020 OPI Data and Assessment Conference - ASSIST - can be found below. The conference was presented in seven strands with each strand focusing on a different aspect of assessment and data use. The resources below are listed according to the strand they were presented in for the January 2020 conference.

Best Practices - Tips and tricks and strategies

Utilizing the ASVAB to Better Prepare Your Students for Whatever Future They Want to Pursue  - presented by Master Sergeant Lawrence

Why Cultural Relevancy in Science Assessment Matters - presented by Jennifer Stadum

Culturally Relevant ACT Writing Prompts - presented by Zach Hawkins

Instructional Strategies that Engage All Learners - presented by Maria Sells

Holistic Approaches Centered in Tribal Values - presented by Donnie Wetzel

ESSA Report Card: What the Report Card can tell Parents, Educators and the Public - presented by Julie Murgel

Closing the Achievement Gap for Students Identified as Homeless - presented by Heather Denny and DJ

Targeted Track - Intensive Support for Schools who need it Most

Standards Aligned Assessment System - presented by Marisaa Graybill

Understanding Statewide Assessments/Balanced Assessment - presented by Duane Schlabach

Access to Assessment Systems - presented by Marcy Fortner

My Smarter Data - The ORS System - presented by Duane Schlabach

Engaging with the Date: Classroom to Parents - presented by Duane Schlabach

Connecting Claims, Targets and our Montana Content Standards - presented by Marissa Graybil

Interim Assessments: Smarter Balance IABs and ICAs - presented by Marissa Graybil

Formative Assessments: Smarter Balanced Digital Library - presented by Marissa Graybil

Reflection - Next Steps - presented by Julie Murgel

Voices of Experience - What's new, different, changed?

Data Dialogues: Using Data Distribution to Find and Startegize Around Achievement Gaps - presented by Karin Neff

I Got It! Now What do I do with it? - presented by Cori Krick

Smarter Balanced Formative Assessments - presented by Sandy Squillance

Prepping Yourself and Your Students for ACT English, Reading, and Writing - presented by Bridgett Paddock

A Free Montana-Based Program to Help Students Master Math and English Skills Before Assessing - presented by Ryan Schrenk

Caveon Data Forensics and Best Practices - presented by Jamie Mulkey and Ashley McGrath

Diving Deep Into ACT Math - presented by Marisa Graybill

Answering Your Questions About PreACT - presented by Travis Anderson

How To - Step-by-Step Instructions on Portals

Best Practices for TIDE: User Roles and Management - presented by Emilia Birdsall

Setting Up and Administering Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments - presented by Emilia Birdsall

TIDE: Student Test Settings - presented by Emilia Birdsall

Setting Up and Administering the Montana Science (MSA) Summative Assessments - presented by Emilia Birdsall

Best Practices: Getting Your Students Ready for the ACT Test and Beyond - presented by Jessica Eilertson

The ACT Test: What You Should Know Before and After Testing - presented by Rose Babington

What's New This Year? (SBAC/MSA/AMSA) - presented by Emilia Birdsall

Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) Test Administration Training for Test Coordinators - presented by Megan Bairstow

WIDA: Supporting Our English Learners - presented by Connie Roubinet

Data & Reporting - Collections, State and Federal Reporting, Research

WIDA: What to do with Your ACCESS for ELLs Results - presented by Connie Roubinet

Not Again! Why are We Doing This? - presented by DJ Quirinmai

2018-19 Dropout and Graduation Report - presented by Andy Boehm

GEMS Data Use and Research - presented by Robin Clausen

Developing High School Achievement Level Descriptors - presented by Chris Noel

OPI Achievement in Montana (AIM) Assessment Collections Updates - presented by Gail Harms

MontCAS Reporting: I Clicked the Submit Button - Now What? - presented by Marcy Fortner

New STC Track - The Basics, 101

Understanding Statewide Assessments/Balanced Assessments - presented by Duane Schlabach

MontCAS Policies & Procedures - presented by Shantel Niederstadt

MontCAS Test Security Course - presented by Shantel Niederstadt

Updates and Information on Accessibility and Accommodations for the Smarter Balanced Assessment - presented by Paula Schultz

Setting Up and Administering Alternate Science (AMSA) Summative Assessments - presented by Emilia Birdsall

Engaging with the Data: Classroom to Parents (Score Reports) - presented by Duane Schlabach

Identifying English Learners and Administration of the WIDA Screeners - presented by Connie Roubinet

Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) Test Administration Training for Test Coordinators - presented by Megan Bairstow

MontCAS Application - Step-byStep - presented by Marcy Fortner

Personalized Learning - Role-based, district need

Advances in Multidimensional Classroom Science Assessment Design - presneted by Charlene Turner

Formative Assessments for Science: PAO in Action - presented by Shantel Niederstadt

The Art of Collaboration: Continuous School Improvement Through Standards of Accreditation - presented by Patty Muir

Assessing the Science Standards: The New Montana Science Assessments: Part 1 - presented by Rawnie Crasco and Michelle McCarthy

Assessing the Science Standards: The New Montana Science Assessments: Part 2 - presented by Rawnie Crasco and Michelle McCarthy

Assessing the Science Standards: The New Montana Science Assessments: Part 3 - presented by Rawnie Crasco and Michelle McCarthy

Meaningful Reporting with Science (PLD) - presented by Rawnie Crasco and Michelle McCarthy

Developing K-8 Achievement Level Descriptors - presented by Chris Noel

Interested in Last Year's Conference Materials?

2019 Conference Materials

Find below presentations, slides and power points from the 2019 OPI Assessment & Data Conference sessions.

Statewide Assessment Materials

General Session Materials

ACCESS for ELLs

WIDA English Language Proficiency Assessments and Montana's English Learner Data - presented by Yvonne Field, OPI Student Support Services Division

ACT with Writing

Filling the Gaps in ACT Skill Prep with EdReady Montana - presented by Ryan Schrenk, EdReady Montana

On the Pathway to Success - presented by Heather Denny, OPI Educational Opportunity & Equity Division and DJ QuirinMai, OPI Measurement & Accountability Division

 

PreACT: All You Need to Know Before Spring 2019 Testing - presented by Rose Babington, ACT

Using ACT Data and Resources to Help Your Students Grow - presented by Rose Babington, ACT

NAEP

NAEP 2019: A Big Year - presented by Shantel Niederstadt, OPI Assessment Division

Smarter Balanced

Implementing Smarter Balanced Interims - presented by Marisa Graybill and Christy Mock-Stutz, OPI Content Standards Division

Smarter Balanced Digital Library 101 - presented by Becky Berg, Billings Public Schools

Smarter Balanced: Online Reporting System - presented by Brittany Valdez, Measured Progress

Smarter Balanced: Test Administration - presented by Bree Gunter, Measured Progress

So, You Got Some Data? - presented by Marisa Graybill, OPI Content Standards Division

New Test Coordinator Track Part 1: Understanding Statewide Assessments - presented by Ashley McGrath, OPI Assessment Division

New Test Coordinator Track Part 2: MontCAS Policies & Procedures - presented by Ashley McGrath, OPI Assessment Division

New Test Coordinator Track Part 3: Smarter Balanced Test Administration - presented by Bree Gunter, Measured Progress

New Test Coordinator Track Part 4CRT Science and CRT-Alternate: Test Administration for New Users - presented by Bree Gunter and Kate Joyal, Measured Progress

New Test Coordinator Track Part 5: SBAC Accessibility & Accommodations for the Smarter Assessment - presented by Paula Schultz, OPI SBAC Accommodations Lead

New Test Coordinator Track Part 6Identification of ELLs and Administration of the WIDA Screeners - presented by Yvonne Field, OPI Student Support Services Division

New Test Coordinator Track Part 7: Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA): Test Administration Training for Test Coordinators - presented by Chris Clough, Measured Progress

New Test Coordinator Track Part 8: ACT: Review and Learn What's New - presented by Rose Babington, ACT

Ad Hoc Part 1: Filters, Letters and Data Viewer - presented by Erin Drew, Infinite Campus and Gail Harms, OPI AIM Unit

Ad Hoc Part 2: Functions - presented by Erin Drew, Infinite Campus and Gail Harms, OPI AIM Unit

Building a Growth Mindset - presented by Marisa Graybill, OPI Content Standards Division

Civil Rights Data Collection - presented by Erin Drew, Infinite Campus

Early Detection of College Readiness in Montana - presented by Brett Carter, OPI Measurement & Accountability Division

Elements of Qualifying for Montana Licensure - presented by Kristine Thatcher, OPI Educator Licensure Division

Every Student Succeeds Act and Assessment - Presented by Susie Hedalen, Office of Public Instruction

Formative Assessment Practices: Connecting the Interim Assessments and the Digital Library - Presented by Pam Birkeland, OPI Digital Library Specialist

GEMS for Everyday Use - presented by Robin Clausen, OPI Measurement & Accountability Division

How to use Data Validation and Certification in Infinite Campus to Ensure Your Data is Accurate for State and Federal Funding - presented by Gail Harms and Andy Boehm, OPI AIM Unit

K-6 Informative Math Instruction - presented by Becky Berg, Billings Public Schools

Making Statewide Assessments Accessible for Students with Disabilities - presented by Yvonne Field, OPI Student Support Services

Montana's Content Standards: Past, Present, Future - Presented by Colet Bartow, OPI Content Standards  Division

Montana Dropout & Graduation Data for the 2017-18 School Year - Presented by Andy Boehm, OPI Measurement & Accountability Division

MontCAS Policy & Procedure Updates - presented by Ashley McGrath, OPI Assessment Division

OPI Data Collections: Why do We do it - Why is it Important to your School or District? - presented by Jamey Ereth, Meghann Spring and DJ QuirinMai, OPI Measurement & Accountability Division

Youth in Foster Care Facts, Tips, and Guidance - Presented by Carrie Kouba, OPI Educational Opportunity and Equity Division and DJ QuirinMai, OPI Measurement & Accountability Division

Strengthening the Meaning and Utility of Test Scores for their Intended Uses - presented by Liz Summers, edCount, LLC

Student-Centered Assessment and Feedback - presented by Chris DeWald, Jessi Anderson, and Natalee Hawks, BetterLesson

Upping the Rigor of your Math Assessments - Presented by Marisa Graybill, OPI Content, Standards & Instruction Division

Using Assessment to Enhance Writing Instruction in Your Classroom - Presented by Christy Mock-Stutz, OPI Content, Standards & Instruction Division

Using Standards to Improve Teaching and Learning - Presented by Anne Keith, Bozeman Public School District