P.O. Box 202501 • Helena, MT 59620-2501
Putting Montana Students First
Montana's system of differentiation under ESSA includes four federally required indicators plus Montana's fifth indicator to identify schools as either Comprehensive, Targeted, or Universal. This system focuses on providing supports where they are most needed.
Montana ESSA Accountability
1-4 Federally Required Indicators
5th Indicator for Montana Flexibility
The OPI identifies a school for Targeted Support and Improvement each year if:
Schools identified for targeted support are working in partnership with the district to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment of instructional components (i.e., leadership, professional development, and curriculum and standards). The OPI supports districts and schools in taking and analyzing the comprehensive needs assessment and drafting a Continuous School Improvement Plan, focused on academic goals and underperforming student groups for the 2020-2021 school year.
Specific strategies for providing targeted support include:
Title I School Support Unit Director
2020-21 Competitive Grantees
Exit Criteria for Targeted & Comprehensive Schools