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

  • UPDATE: The ORS system will be down for maintenance starting on Thursday, August 17, through Sunday, August 20. Student reports will be unavailable during this time.

    Added July 24, 2017
  • Important Information Regarding Reports in the ORS:

    Reports posted to the ORS prior to June 14 were incorrect for some students. Several items required rescoring which resulted in updated student scores. We are working on a comprehensive list of districts, schools, and students affected and will provide this information to the OPI and the Measured Progress Help Desk.  All reports viewed or downloaded after June 14th are updated and correct.  Please call the MT Help Desk with any questions at 1-888-792-2741.

    Added June 22, 2017
  • The ORS system will be down for maintenance starting on Friday, July 21, through Monday, July 24. Student reports will be unavailable during this time

    Added June 21, 2017
  • NOTE: All users that have previously downloaded the Julie Voice Pack will need to download a new license file before May 3, 2017.   There is an instructional document posted in TIDE under General Resources.  Please follow these instructions and call the Help Desk with any questions at 1-888-792-2741.  If you will be downloading the Julie Voice Pack for the first time, please follow the full installation instructions posted under the General Resources tab in TIDE.

    Added April 18, 2017
  • Important Reminder for all Teachers and Test Administrators: please ensure that you choose the correct test type when you administer the Smarter Balanced Summative assessment this Spring.  There are now interim assessments listed in the Test Administration program as well, and these will be titled either “Interim – IAB” or “Interim – ICA”.  Please choose the “Summative assessment”, and then both the CAT and PT for your student’s grade level and content area.  If you have any questions about the tests that you should administer for the Smarter Balanced assessment, please contact the Montana Help Desk at 1-888-792-2741 or montanahelpdesk@measuredprogress.org.

    Added April 12, 2017
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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.