Welcome!

Working together, Measured Progress, American Institutes for Research (AIR), and the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) are offering the use of this testing platform to administer the 2015-2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment in mathematics and ELA. These assessments are a piece of Montana’s Comprehensive Assessment System (MontCAS), which has been designed to provide parents and teachers valid, useful information to help all students succeed.

MontCAS’ goal is to provide the necessary support and training that test administrators and their teams need to successfully administer the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) in addition to all other statewide assessments.

Please visit http://opi.mt.gov/curriculum/MontCAS/ for more information on other Montana assessments.

Recent Announcements

  • Cleanup of TIDE User Accounts for the 2016-17 year is in process. Passwords will be reset for TIDE on September 19th. Information about the process can be found here.

    Added August 25, 2016
  • An interpretive guide for the Smarter Balanced Individual Student Reports is now available for download and can be found under the General Information folder.

    Added July 20, 2016
  • The Portal will be unavailable this weekend for scheduled maintenance beginning at 6pm MT on Friday, May 20 – Saturday, May 21.

    Added May 19, 2016
  • The Interim assessments are now live and can be accessed for administration through the Test Administration interface test selection.

    Added May 9, 2016
  • The Online Reporting System will be offline tomorrow, April 21, for loading Batch 1 student reports. The system will return to normal operation on Friday, April 22. Reports for students who completed and submitted tests (inclusive of CAT and PT for one content area) by April 8 will be available when the system is rebooted.

    Added April 20, 2016
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Top FAQs

  • What is the Portal for?
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    This portal acts as the gateway to all your assessment systems. The portal provides links and resources to help students and educators take full advantage of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) assessment systems.

  • What is TIDE?
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    TIDE stands for “Test Information Distribution Engine.” The TIDE system provides administrators with the tools to add and manage users and students participating in the ELA and Math Smarter Balanced assessments.

  • What is TDS?
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    TDS stands for “Test Delivery System.” It is the online testing system that will be used for the practice tests, training tests, interim assessments (optional), and the summative assessments.

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Welcome!

Working together, Measured Progress, American Institutes for Research (AIR), and the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) are offering the use of this testing platform to administer the 2015-2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment in mathematics and ELA. These assessments are a piece of Montana’s Comprehensive Assessment System (MontCAS), which has been designed to provide parents and teachers valid, useful information to help all students succeed.

MontCAS’ goal is to provide the necessary support and training that test administrators and their teams need to successfully administer the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) in addition to all other statewide assessments.

Please visit http://opi.mt.gov/curriculum/MontCAS/ for more information on other Montana assessments.