Smarter Balanced Testing

The Smarter Balanced test is used to help determine student progress in Grades 3-8 toward Montana’s Content Standards in math and ELA. Student participation is important for both federal and state compliance (ARM 10.56.101). This assessment is aligned with Montana’s standards, equitable for all students, provides a comprehensive system of assessments to support instructional practice, and yields usable scores to describe what every student can know and do to meet the standards.

Check out: http://opi.mt.gov/Leadership/Assessment-Accountability/MontCAS/Required-Assessments/Smarter-Balanced-FAQ

You are the expert on your child. Over the course of a school year, you receive lots of information on how your child is performing in school that combine to give you a more complete picture of your child’s academic progress. In addition to report card grades and class tests, you can use test score reports to better understand your child’s strengths and areas in need of improvement to start a meaningful conversation with your child’s teacher about how to better support learning at home.

Check out: mt.startingsmarter.org