Content Standards and Model Curriculum Guide Documents

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Access the 2021 Montana Content Standards for Library Media and Information Literacy (Excel) 

Access the 2021 Montana Content Standards for Library Media and Information Literacy (Official PDF)

Webinar: New Standards for 2021: Overview and Planning for Implementation (February 8, 2021)

Model curriculum guides, professional development, and resources will be added throughout 2021.

Tech Directors: To access a machine readable version of the official Montana Information Literacy/Library Media Content Standards, please visit the IMS Global CASE Network site.  Create a free login, select Montana Office of Public Instruction, and view or download the standards.  The CASE version of the standards can be uploaded to student information systems, curriculum mapping programs, and a variety of other uses. Learn more about the CASE Network CASE Network FAQ

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Standards Revision Information

New standards adopted November 5, 2020.  Effective date is July 1, 2021.

Adoption Timeline and Meetings

The Board of Public Education (BPE) approved the Library Media and Information Literacy Standards at their November 5, 2020 meeting. Please check the BPE website for further details.  The implementation date for the new standards is July 1, 2021.



(Board of Public Education) Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Adoption, Amendment, and Repeal - Library Media Content Standards.


Standards Revision

Revision Information

2017 - 2027 COMPLETE REVISION SCHEDULE - This schedule may change based on resource availability or other factors.

  • To learn about the process and how to get involved, take the Montana Content Standards 101 course on the Teacher Learning Hub (1 renewal unit)

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