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Montana's six required state summative assessments are delivered to students via paper and online solutions. The Office of Public Instruction (OPI) contracts with test delivery contractors in order to deliver these standardized assessments to Montana students. School districts will manage educator training, roster perparation, student delivery, and achievement reporting through these various portals.
 
Each assessment is managed independently from one another as the assessments themselves have different purposes and measurement intentions. System Test Coordinators should ensure proper school district policies for managing local users and permissions to these portals.

For mathematics and reading/language arts, all students in Grades 3 through 8, and Grade 11 are assessed using these testing programs. For Grade 11, the OPI administers the ACT with Writing test to fulfill the requirements for math, reading/language arts, and science.
 
 


For science, all students in Grades 5, 8, and 11 are assessed using these testing programs. For Grade 11 general science, the OPI administers the ACT with Writing test to fulfill the science requirement (see ACT with Writing links above).

 


For English language proficiency (ELP), all students in Grades Kindergarten through 12 are assessed using the ACCESS for ELLs testing program.