Learn more about things to do in each assessment through the school year.

The OPI Assessment Bulletin is specifically designed for System Test Coordinators (STCs), subscribers, and any school personnel with a responsibility to administer state assessments. It is carefully crafted each month by the OPI Assessment Unit to provide timely access to key test administration responsibilities and actionable content within each of the program checklists. Also included in each issue are references to the state and federal requirements, resources to support professional learning, testing alerts and updates, and frequently asked questions. School districts are encouraged to share the Assessment Bulletin with any school staff who must be aware of these tasks and responsibilities in order to prepare for state assessments. The newsletter is distributed via the OPI Compass in addition to being posted on this page.

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Learn more about the process and steps for amending 10.56.101 Student Assessment


Use the links within the table below to navigate to the pages and to access further information.  


Negotiated Rulemaking Process Committee Information Official Notices Committee Resourses
  • OPI Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Selection Press Release
  • Meeting Notes
    • August 6, 2018
    • October TBD
    • November TBD
    • Proposed Amendment and New Rule Language  


The Student Assessment Negotiated Rulemaking Committee proposes the New Rule/Rule Amendment language below for ARM 10.56.101.

Click Below for the Proposed Language and the Economic Impact Survey.

  • Proposed New Rule/ Rule Amendment
  • Economic Impact Survey
  • Economic Impact Statement and Survey Results Summary

The OPI Assessment Unit hosts a monthly webinar focused on timely content each month, August through June, from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. View the MontCAS Monthly Webinar Schedule for dates, times, and content. Follow the links in the schedule to join the webinar. Each focused webinar will be recorded and posted to the MontCAS Monthly Focused Recordings and Materials document. All focused webinars can be viewed on the Focused Webinar Playlist on the Montana OPI Assessment YouTube Channel.

MontCAS Webinar Recordings - 2021-2022 School Year

A Balanced Assessment System (recorded August 25, 2021) - Presentation Slides

MontCAS Webinar Recordings - 2020-2021 School Year

MontCAS Webinar Recordings - 2019-2020 School Year

May 2020 - Science Next Steps & Opportunities

April 2020 - Meaningful Score Reports

March 2020 - COVID-19 and State Assessments

February 2020 - Using the Interims and Why (Predictive Power, Research) Webinar Recording

November 2019 MontCAS Updates Webinar

October 2019 MontCAS Updates Webinar

September 2019 MontCAS Updates Webinar