*NAEP schedule of assessments can be found at https://www.nagb.org/about-naep/assessment-schedule.html

Jessica Eilertson, State Assessment Director



Pam Birkeland, Digital Library Specialist



Yvonne Field, Assessment Coordinator



Ashley McGrath, NAEP State Coordinator



Marcy Fortner, Administrative Specialist



Paula Schultz, Smarter Balanced Accommodations Lead




Online Assessment System Links






Assessment Help Desk Information


Montana's Assessment Division will support student college- and career readiness through the following actions:
• Guide administrators through the local role(s) and responsibility(ies) to administer required statewide assessments in compliance with federal and state law.
• Support teachers and administrators in developing tools and utilizing assessment data to improve instruction. 
• Mentor test administrators on ensuring assessments are locally administered with fidelity and are accessible to all students. 
• Provide high-quality technical assistance to support test administration and increase assessment literacy. 
• Offer professional learning opportunities to empower educators to better utilize our balanced assessment systems.
• Foster partnerships in a collaborative environment with vested stakeholders.
• Pursue excellence in practice for evidence-based instruction and data-driven decisions.