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About The Montana Comprehensive Assessment System (MontCAS) Tests

State Testing Information for Montana

Portions of the following material were taken from the Montana Department of Education website. Please see our links and source sections at the bottom of the page for more details and references.

General Description of the Tests

Montana Comprehensive Assessment System (MontCAS)

  • Consists of several different statewide tests:

  • - Montana's Criterion-Referenced Test (Montana's CRT)
    - English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment
    - National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Assessment Information

Montana's Criterion-Referenced Test (Montana's CRT)

  • Grades: 3 - 8, 10
  • Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science
  • Compares student achievement to Montana content standards

Iowa Tests

  • Grades: 4, 8, 11
  • Subjects: Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science
  • A norm-referenced test (NRT) that compares student achievement to achievement of a national norm group

Criterion-Referenced Test Alternate Assessment (CRT-Alternate)

  • Grades: 3-8, 10
  • Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science
  • Only those IDEA-eligible students with the most significant cognitive disabilities will participate in the CRT-Alternate.
  • A performance-based test that is aligned with Montana’s Content Standards and Expanded Benchmarks and measures student performance based on alternate achievement standards.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

  • Grades: 4, 8
  • Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Writing, Science
  • The "Nation's Report Card"
  • Measures and reports on a regular basis what America's students know and can do in core subjects
  • Provides a common yardstick for measuring the progress of children’s education across the country

Testing Schedule


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