The Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) is the ELA and math alternate assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities provided in place of the Smarter Balanced test in grades 3-8 and the ACT with Writing test in grade 11. The MSAA uses Core Content Connectors (CCCs) aligned to core academic content in ELA and math Montana Content Standards (2011) and the Learning Progression Frameworks. It is used by the state to provide a consistent picture of student proficiency and progress across Montana's public schools and private schools seeking accreditation. The MSAA test results, reported in the Individual Student Report, should be used to identify areas for needed improvement as well as areas of strength so that everyone can work together to help the student(s) learn the knowledge and skills of the grade-level academic content with appropriate supports.
Grade(s): 3-8 and 11
Subject(s): Math and English Language Arts
Test Time: 5-6 hours*
Testing Window: March 13 - April 28, 2023