Archived Announcements

All Archived Announcements

  • 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
  • Teacher hand scoring materials can now be found under General Resources in TIDE.  This allows users to view scoring materials for the interim assessments.  Please keep in mind that these materials are considered semi-secure by Smarter Balanced and they should be properly disposed of if printed or saved.

    Added March 28, 2017
  • Note: The Test Administrator Certification application is required to administer the Montana Smarter Balanced assessments.  If a school or district is planning to do the training as a group, each user should still log in to their account and complete the training.  The system will then automatically update the status to “completed” for the training, and the user will then be able to administer the assessment.

    Added January 27, 2017
  • A prerecorded webinar that discusses the Online Reporting System has been posted to the Tutorials folder in Administration Resources.

    Added January 19, 2017
  • A prerecorded webinar that discusses what the interim tests are and who is eligible to take them has been posted to the Tutorials folder in Administration Resources.

    Added December 21, 2016
  • A prerecorded webinar that discusses administering tests has been posted to the Tutorials folder in Administration Resources.

    Added December 14, 2016
  • 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
  • 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

Students & Families

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System Administrators

  • 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
  • Note: The Test Administrator Certification application is required to administer the Montana Smarter Balanced assessments.  If a school or district is planning to do the training as a group, each user should still log in to their account and complete the training.  The system will then automatically update the status to “completed” for the training, and the user will then be able to administer the assessment.

    Added January 27, 2017

Test Administrators

  • 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
  • Note: The Test Administrator Certification application is required to administer the Montana Smarter Balanced assessments.  If a school or district is planning to do the training as a group, each user should still log in to their account and complete the training.  The system will then automatically update the status to “completed” for the training, and the user will then be able to administer the assessment.

    Added January 27, 2017

Technology Coordinators

  • 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