Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the OPI will share state, district, and school report cards on an annual basis. The report cards will give a measure of how Montana's schools are performing in a concise, understandable, and accessible way.
In releasing the report cards, the OPI has taken strong precautions to ensure student privacy and confidentiality are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The information and data being published on the report cards also follows the OPI’s Student Records Confidentiality Policy, which prohibits the OPI from disclosing data from student groups that are 5 or fewer in number or would otherwise reveal the identity of an individual student. Montana has many small schools and small student sub-group populations where an individual student’s identity could be revealed without this safeguard. In places where data has been suppressed to protect student privacy, you will see an asterisk ( * ) instead.
Learn more about how the OPI protects student privacy.