2019 OPI Data and Assessment Conference

 

The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) is pleased to offer the upcoming “2019 OPI Data and Assessment Conference: Get READY for 2020!” This conference is designed to help persons involved with the Montana Comprehensive Assessment System (MontCAS) receive technical assistance to administer the state required assessments and professional development to explore resources to support data-driven decision-making.

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The focus of this year's conference will be on celebrating our past and present successes and looking forward to exciting changes while maintaining consistency and stability within the MontCAS program. We look forward to hosting a range of sessions including, but not limited to, current practices, such as building local comprehensive balanced assessment systems to support teaching and learning, as well as highlighting what's new in 2020!

Register Information

2018 Conference Materials

 

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The conference will be conducted at the GranTree Inn in Bozeman, Montana and attendees will attend a two-day conference filled with diverse sessions to meet their individual needs. The conference will begin at 8:00 am on Day 1 and conclude at 12:00 pm on Day 2.

 

Registration for this conference will take place in early December. Links to registration will be posted on the MT Assessment Conference page as soon as they are available. This page will also host the final agenda, session materials, hotel location maps, and other logistical details for planning. Participants are encouraged to make their travel arrangements as soon as possible under the “OPI Assessment Conference” room block with the GranTree at 406-587-5261.

  

Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Bozeman Best Western Plus Grantree Inn at 406-587-5261. Ask for the OPI Assessment Conference Room Block to get the best rate. The hotel is located at 1325 N 7th Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715.

  

Overflow hotel information: If there are no longer rooms available at the Best Western Plus Grantree Inn, the Holiday Inn is offering rooms at the conference rate. Reserve a room online or call the Holiday Inn at 406-587-4561 and ask for a room in the OPI Room Block.

Explore Sessions and Session Materials

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Interested in Last Year's Conference Materials?

2018 Conference Materials

Find below presentations, slides and power points from the 2018 OPI Assessment & Data Conference sessions.

Statewide Assessment Materials

General Session Materials

ACT: Did Someone Say FREE? - presented by Stephanie Lewis, ACT

 

EL Students & the ELP Proficiency Report - presented by Eric Meredith, OPI Measurement & Accountability Division

Mining for Gold: Digging Into Your ACT Data - presented by Stephanie Lewis, ACT

ACT Test Administration & Accommodations - presented by Melody Wall (Billings) and Kellee Forkenbrock (Helena), ACT

CRT Alt Science Test Administration - presented by Bree Gunter, Measured Progress

MSAA: Supporting Assessment Readiness for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities - presented by Yvonne Field, OPI Assessment Division

NAEP's Digital Transition & Innovative Assessments - presented by Ashley McGrath, OPI NAEP State Coordinator

The Nuts & Bolts of the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments - presented by Yvonne Field, OPI Assessment Division and Becky Berg (Billings)

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

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

Smarter Balanced: Test Administration New Features - presented by Brittany Valdez, Measured Progress

Smarter Balanced Digital Library - presented by Becky Berg (Billings) and Barbara Frank (Helena)

So, You got some Data? - presented by Eric Meredith, OPI Measurement & Accountability Division

You have data Spreadsheet

You have data Spreadsheet Instructions

Updates & Information on Accessibility & Accommodations for Smarter Balanced - presented by Paula Schultz, Office of Public Instruction

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

New Test Coordinator Track Part 2Policies & Procedures - presented by Yvonne Field, OPI Assessment Division

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

New Test Coordinator Track Part 4CRT Science for New Users - presented by Brittany Valdez, Measured Progress

New Test Coordinator Track Part 5ACT For New Test Coordinators- presented by Melody Wall (Billings) and Kellee Forkenbrock (Helena), ACT

New Test Coordinator Track Part 6Special Population Assessments - presented by Yvonne Field, OPI Assessment Division

Ad Hoc Reporting & Data Analysis - Presented by Paul Soucheray, Infinite Campus

AIM Data Collection Updates - Presented by Gail Harms, OPI Measurement & Accountability Division

Assignment Score Analysis in Campus Learning: Empowering Teachers - Presented by Paula Soucheray, Infinite Campus

Campus Learning + Google Drive: Easier than Google Classroom - Presented by Paula Soucheray, Infinite Campus

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

Interim/Benchmark & Formative Testing: Integrated with Campus - Presented by P. Soucheray and Greg Wright, Infinite Campus

Montana Early Warning System - Presented by Eric Meredith, OPI Measurement & Accountability Division

Early Warning System Supplement 1

Early Warning System Supplement 2

Early Warning System Supplement 3

Montana Statewide Dropout & Graduate Report: Billings - Presented by Andy Boehm, OPI Measurement & Accountability Division

Montana Statewide Dropout & Graduate Report: Helena - Presented by Andy Boehm, OPI Measurement & Accountability Division

Montana's Learning Standards: What's New & What's Next? - Presented by the OPI Content & Standards Team

Moving the Needle for Students Experiencing Homelessness - Presented by Heather Denny,  OPI Educational Opportunity and Equity Division

OPI Science Assessment Taskforce - Presented by Ashley McGrath, OPI NAEP State Coordinator

PAO Formative Assessments: Science Online Repository - Presented by Ashley McGrath, OPI NAEP State Coordinator

Personalizing Your PD - Presented by Jessica Bryant, OPI Content, Standards & Instruction Division

Statewide Longitudinal Data & K20 Research - Presented by Daniel Bruce and Brett Carter, OPI Measurement & Accountability Division

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

Using Assessments to Enhance Writing - Presented by Christy Mock-Stutz, OPI Content, Standards & Instruction Division

Using GEMS Well to Understand the Data Available to You - Presented by Dr. Robin Clausen, OPI Measurement & Accountability Division

Using Standards to Improve Teaching and Learning - Presented by Anne Keith, 2010 Montana Teacher of the Year

 

 

Additional Conference Materials

Additional conference materials can be found to the right. These materials include resources and supplemental materials that may have been mentioned in one of the conference sessions. If you heard about a resource at the conference and don't see it here, please contact our office at mfortner@mt.gov or 406-444-3511 and we'll see if we can locate if for you.

 

 


Conference Resources

Links to conference resources are listed below. The OPI Assessment Division is going paperless this year. We ask that you print any of the below resources to bring to the conference with you.