Montana Common Core Transition. June 2013 CCSSO Conference Showcase Judy Snow State Assessment Director. 56 Counties 491 Districts 824 Schools 142,000 Students 12,199 Licensed Staff. Largest of the 8 Rocky Mountain States 4 th in size among the 50 states 147,046 square miles.
CCSSO Conference Showcase
State Assessment Director
Review cycle built into administrative rule
State superintendent directed staff to development studies to compare middle and CCSS for Math and ELA.
Montana Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Continue to focus on items that will meet the existing MontCAS test blueprint
Gradually introduce items that also align to MCCS into the test
Code test items to both sets of standards for as long as this is practical and desirable
Stop developing and field testing new items that match only the “old” Montana StandardsTransition Plan
Many of the standards are very similar between Montana Standards and MCCS
Priority will be made of first field-testing items that match both sets of standards, so differences will be minimizedAssessment Item Differences
Bright Ideas—Connecting with the Common Core