P.O. Box 202501 • Helena, MT 59620-2501
Putting Montana Students First
Assessment Help Desk: 1-844-867-2569
Assessment FAQ: State Testing Alerts and Updates
School Year 2021-2022 TIDE - Now Available: The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) on the Montana Testing Portal is now available for the 2021-2022 school year. All users will need to create a new password to gain access to TIDE. Users will not be able to log in to TIDE or any other system until you reactivate your account for the new school year. For additional information, refer to the TIDE User Guide [mt.portal.cambiumast.com] or contact the MT Help Desk [mt.portal.cambiumast.com]. New users for the district can be added by the System Test Coordinator.
The Montana Comprehensive Assessment System (MontCAS) supports a balanced approach to student assessment comprised of:
• Summative Assessments - provide an overall measure of students' educational goals
• Interim assessments - benchmark student achievement throughout the year
• Formative assessments - give teachers the ability to adjust teaching and learning strategies in the classroom
Congress mandates that all state's participate in assessments under the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to measure student achievement in core subjects.