CSSS Member Directory


Montana
Montana Office of Public Instruction Montana Office of Public Instruction

CSSS Member Information:

Christina Noel Dewald
Science Curriculum Specialist
Montana Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501

Email
406-444-3557

 

Michelle M. McCarthy
Science Instructional Coordinator
Montana Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601

Email
406-444-3537

 

Organizational Structure:
Local Control

State Education Demographics

  • Number of K-12 Students: 144,418
  • Number of School Administrative Units: 329

Standards Resources:  Curriculum and Instruction

Montana Content Standards and Performance Descriptors Montana Content Standards and Performance Descriptors

  • Information: The state science standards were rewritten in 2006 and indicate what all students should know, understand and be able to do in a specific content area. Benchmarks were also defined in 2006 and they specify the expectations for students' knowledge, skills, and abilities along developmental continuum in science. This continuum is focused at three points-the end of grades, 4,8, and 12. In the spring of 2007, the state adopted science grade level expectations for preK-12.
State Science Assessment Information
  • Given at what grades: 4,8,10
  • Time of Year: Spring
  • First Operational Date: 2008
  • Type of Assessment: Multiple Choice, Constructed Response

MontCAS Montana Comprehensive Assessment System MontCAS Montana Comprehensive Assessment System

Other Useful State Links:

Montana Science Teachers Association Montana Science Teachers Association
Montana Indian Education Montana Indian Education
Montana Math and Science Initiative Montana Math and Science Initiative