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  • As of January 8, 2018, Chrome OS 59 is no longer supported by AIR. Schools that use Chromebooks for Smarter Balanced Interim and Summative testing should upgrade to Chrome OS 60 or later.  

    Added January 10, 2018
  • To the schools that utilize Apple iPads, please be advised that iOS 11 is now blocked. Please upgrade to the new iOS 11.1 to continue testing. In addition,  to the schools that use Apple Macbooks, please be informed that Mac OS 10.13 (High Sierra) is blocked and no longer supported due to technical difficulties during testing with text-to-speech and audio.

    Added November 13, 2017
  • Due to a security concern with iOS 11 and for mac OS 10.13 High Sierra, it is recommended that schools avoid using machines with these operating systems for secure testing. These security concerns are anticipated to be corrected with the next release of the operating systems and secure browser updates. Please contact the MontCAS Help Desk if you have any questions regarding the secure browser.

    Added November 2, 2017
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Working together, Measured Progress, American Institutes for Research, and the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) use this portal to provide access to on-line systems and resources for administering Smarter Balanced Assessments. These assessments are part of Montana’s Comprehensive Assessment System (MontCAS), which has been designed to provide parents and teachers with valid, useful information to help all students succeed.

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