To slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable citizens, on March 15, Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock directed public schools to close for two weeks until March 27.
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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 concise, understandable, and accessible manner for families and communities.
The report cards can be viewed along with additional information on the OPI’s new report card webpage. Report cards showcase student achievement data, college and career readiness, school finances, and school climate data.
“Montana’s report cards reflect extensive input from families, communities, and educators across the state,” State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen said Monday. “This new educational tool will allow further family and community engagement with schools to create better outcomes for students.”
Empowering students to develop good character,
achieve academic excellence,
and succeed as lifelong learners.
- The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative to empower students to be confident, self-directed members of society.
- A safe, supportive environment based on positive relationships and mutual respect promotes student learning and self-esteem.
- Each student should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches that reflect an individual’s unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
- The community, parents, school staff, and students share the responsibility for advancing the district’s mission.
- Student learning is the chief priority for the district based on high expectations for all.