Please refer to the OPI Student Privacy web page for the OPI data security policies.



Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM):
ARM 10 Education
ARM 10.55 Curriculum and Assessment
ARM 10.56 Statewide Assessment
ARM 10.63 Early Childhood Education
ARM 10.15.101 School Funding Definitions (Please note specifically, (3) "Average daily attendance" or "ADA")
ARM 10.20.102 Calculation of Average Number Belonging (ANB)
ARM 10.21.204 Specific to the American Indian Achievement Gap Payment
ARM 10.55.904 Basic Education Program Offerings: High School
ARM 10.55.906 High School Credit
ARM 10.55.909 School Records



Montana Code Annotated (MCA):
MCA Title 20 Education
MCA 20-1-212 Destruction of records by school records
MCA 20-1-213 Transfer of school records
MCA 20-1-230 Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
MCA 20-1-301 School Fiscal Year Aggregate Hours
MCA 20-5-101 Admittance of Child to School
MCA 20-7-104 Transparency and Public Availability of Public School Performance Data
MCA 20-7-117 Kindergarten and Preschool Programs
MCA 20-9-309 Basic system of free quality public elementary and secondary schools defined
MCA 20-9-311 Calculation of average number belonging (ANB) -- 3-year averaging
MCA 20-7-117 Kindergarten and Preschool Programs
MCA 20-7-1317 Electronic directory photograph repository

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education Race & Ethnicity Policy

Q & A Links

The U.S. Department of Education has finalized changes to the collection and reporting of race and ethnicity. Starting with the 2010-2011 school year, the new standards will require all students to be identified using a new two-part race/ethnicity question. The federal government has established the two-part question to recognize Hispanic ethnicity and race as two separate and distinct concepts. Additionally, the change allows the reporting of multiple races (American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White).

District Information

The OPI has developed the following guidance and resource materials for district use as they transition to the new standards.

Parent Information

Military Interstate Compact Commission