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Register for Making A Difference With Data, 2018 Assessment & Data Conference. Groups of three or more registering for the conference receive a discount. 

SAVE! Early Registration from November 13, 2017 through January 1, 2018.

If you are a System or School Test Coordinator or an ACT Test Coordinator, you are eligible to receive a complimentary registration. Call the Assessment Division at the OPI for your TC Coupon Code (Test Coordinators taking advantage of the complimentary registration do not qualify as part of a group registration). 

 

February 8-9, 2018, Red Lion Hotel & Convention Center, Billings

  • For reservations, please call 406.248.7151 and ask for the "OPI Assessment Room Block"

February 12-13, 2018, Radisson Colonial Hotel, Helena

  • For reservations, please call 406.443.2100 and ask for the "OPI Assessment Room Block"

 

LEARN TO
  • Administer the statewide assessments
  • Meet student needs in administering the statewide assessments
  • Use assessment results to inform instruction
  • Use data to better understand your students and your school
INTENDED AUDIENCE
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Test Coordinators
  • Department/Grade Level Chairs
  • Teachers
  • Staff responsible for entering data into AIM
 

2017 Conference Materials

Find below presentations, slides and Power Points from the 2017 OPI Assessment & Data Conference sessions.

General Sessions Materials

The Joys of Testing - Missoula Keynote Presentation by Kelly Elder

Keep On, Keeping On - Keynote Presentation by Tammy Lacey

English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment Report - Presented by Eric Meredith, OPI Data Analyst

Formative Science Assessments Using NAEP - Presented by Ashley McGrath, NAEP State Coordinator, OPI

GEMS: Montana Early Warning System for Dropouts - Presented by Eric Meredith, OPI Data Analyst

GEMS Student Level Report Example 

GEMS School Level Report Example

AIM Data Collection Updates - Presented by Gail Harms, AIM Student Information Manager, OPI

CRT & CRT Alt Materials

CRT Science Administration - Presented by Jared Bunzey, Program Manager, Measured Progress

CRT Alt Science Administration - Presented by Jared Bunzey, Program Manager, Measured Progress

Smarter Balanced Materials

Smarter Balanced

Smarter - Roles, Permissions & Accommodations - Presented by Megan Self, Program Manager, Measured Progress

Smarter Test Administration - Presented by Megan Self, Program Manager, Measured Progress

What's New in Smarter - Presented by Gail Pagano & Vitaliy Shyyan, Smarter Balanced Consortium

Smarter Balanced Reports - Presented by Megan Self, Program Manager, Measured Progress

Interim Assessments

Interim Assessment Overview - Presented by Jessica Eilertson, State Assessment Director, OPI

Interim Assessment Hand Scoring, Math - Presented by Jessica Eilertson, State Assessment Director, OPI

Interim Assessment Overview, Ennis Schools - Presented by Pam Birkeland, Special Projects, OPI

Interim Frequently Asked Questions

Digital Library

Digital Library Overview - Presented by Pam Birkeland, Special Projects, OPI

Digital Library Fact Sheet

 

Sign up to sponsor the 2018 Assessment & Data Conference!

Take this opportunity to reach Montana educators and administrators!

We anticipate over 500 of Montana's finest educators, assessment and curriculum directors, administrators, special education and special education cooperative directors, and informational technology staff.

Sponsorship perks: with your sponsorship of $500 or more, you will receive

  • Acknowledgement during our keynote presentations
  • Recognition in conference materials
  • Registration and meals for your representatives at the conference
  • Free exhibition space

Not able to sponsor this year? Take advantage of a vendor space. Vendor space is $150 to include registration and meals for up to two representatives.

For more information, please contact Marcy at 406.444.3511 or mfortner@mt.gov