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 2016-2017 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

  • A prerecorded webinar that discusses accommodations, designated supports, and universal tools has been posted to the Tutorials folder in Administration Resources.

    Added December 7, 2016
  • A prerecorded webinar that discusses logging into TIDE and managing user accounts has been posted to the Tutorials folder in Resources.

    Added November 22, 2016
  • TIDE is now available to use. Please make sure to verify and clean up your user accounts.

    Added September 20, 2016
  • The reopening of TIDE has been delayed due to importing data into the system. This data synchronization is expected to be complete by the end of the day. The TIDE portal card will become available as soon as the system is ready for use.

    Added September 19, 2016
  • TIDE will be offline from Tuesday, September 12 and will reopen on Monday, September 19. During this downtime, TIDE will be refreshed for the 2016-2017 school year. This refresh includes a TIDE interface redesign but functionality will remain the same. User accounts will be rolled over from the 2015-2016 school year and users will receive a reactivation email. If it hasn’t already been done, old user accounts for personnel no longer at the school will need to be deleted.

    Added September 12, 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 2016-2017 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.