For Fall 2020 Math Planning Resources and Diagnostic and Assessment tools with next step guidance visit the Mathematics Standards Page. For all other subjects visit the Academic Programming & Resources Page

  • The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences funds a network of 10 Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs). Each REL serves a designated region of the country and works with educators and policymakers to support a more evidence-based education system. In response to COVID-19, the RELs have collaborated to produce this series of evidence-based resources and guidance about teaching and learning in a remote environment, as well as other considerations brought by the pandemic.

ESSA English Language Arts Support

Need Guidance with Curriculum Selection? 

Take a look at our Guide for Selecting Materials Aligned to Montana's Content Standards (word version) and the Criteria for Selecting Materials (word version) guides.


Smarter Balanced Resources

To learn more about the Smarter Balanced Summative, Interim and Formative Assessments check out the OPI's MontCAS webpage or take the Implementing Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments course on the Teacher Learning Hub (updated for 2019-2020 school year).

Interim Assessment Resources, power points and one pagers for schools and districts can be located in this google folder

Smarter Balanced Content Explorer Site

  • Learn more about Smarter Balanced's blueprints, claims, targets, standards, and sample items.

Montana's Starting Smarter


  • This is a site to help parents interpret Smarter Balanced summative results. No data is shared on this site.