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2019 State Test Scores Show Little Change in Math and English Proficiency from Last Year for Elementary and Middle School Students
HELENA— The Office of Public Instruction has released Montana’s 2018-2019 school year statewide assessment results for elementary and middle school students. The Smarter Balanced Assessment is used to show proficiency in math and English language arts (ELA) for students in grades 3...
U.S. Department of Education Approves Amendment to Montana’s State Education Plan

HELENA—On July 3rd, the Montana Office of Public Instruction received notice that the U.S. Department of Education has approved Montana’s amendment to our state plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Montana’s New School, District, and State Report Cards Now Available
HELENA— The Montana Office of Public Instruction announced today that report cards for Montana schools, districts, and the state are now publicly available. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires state, district, and school-level data to be displayed on report cards in a...
2019 State of Education Address

Below is the transcript of the 2019 State of Education Address delivered by State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen

The OPI Announces Comprehensive Literacy Project Grant Recipients

HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction announced today that 21 Montana school districts are being awarded Montana Comprehensive Literacy Project grants.

U.S. Secretary of Education Approves Montana’s ESSA Plan

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that she has given her approval to Montana’s state plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Superintendent Arntzen spoke on the phone with Secretary DeVos this afternoon about Montana’s plan.

Superintendent Arntzen Receives Positive Initial Feedback on Montana’s Federal Education Plan

HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen and Office of Public Instruction (OPI) staff received initial feedback from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) today on Montana’s proposed education plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

OPI Encourages Schools and Parents to Promote Good Habits on Teen Driver Safety Day

In the United States, nothing injures and kills more teens than car crashes. Tomorrow, October 17th, is Teen Driver Safety Day in Montana. The OPI encourages high schools and parents across Montana to discuss best practices for safe driving with their students.

Superintendent Arntzen Submits Montana’s ESSA State Plan to Feds
HELENA—Today, Superintendent Arntzen submitted Montana’s state plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to the U.S. Department of Education for their review. The plan and other ESSA information can be found at:...
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