Montana Aligned to Standards Through-Year (MAST) Program Portal

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About the Program

The Montana Aligned to Standards Through-Year (MAST) Program features a series of short, standards-aligned math and ELA tests that are administered throughout the year. The goal of this assessment is to develop a system that provides timely and relevant feedback for teachers and students, as well as comparable summative data for education leaders. This “classroom up” approach will provide flexible opportunities for students to demonstrate learning while providing actionable data to stakeholders throughout the education system. 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to the Montana Aligned to Standards Through-Year (MAST) Program

In 2024-2025, the Montana OPI will launch an improved operational assessment system that will offer useful flexibility in terms of test administration and alignment with taught curriculum. The vision of the Montana Aligned to Standards Through-Year (MAST) is to furnish teachers with timely, actionable data and a meaningful model of student learning throughout the school year, all while meeting federal testing requirements. The MAST is replacing the traditional end-of-year state summative assessment for grades 3-8 in math and ELA.
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MAST Roadshow

A second MAST Roadshow is scheduled for August 8-16, 2024, at various locations across Montana. This event presents a comprehensive professional learning opportunity for Montana stakeholders involved in grades 3-8 assessments to delve deeper into the Montana Aligned to Standards Through-Year (MAST) assessment and its statewide implementation for the 2024-2025 school year. Save the date for an upcoming MAST Roadshow event at a location near you. Please register HERE by August 1st.
GEARING UP FOR 2024-2025 MAST

The OPI Assessment Unit's April Focused Webinar features information regarding the 2024-2025 MAST implementation. The April “Gearing Up for 2024-2025 MAST” recording, slide deck, and links document are now available on the MontCAS Stay Informed webpage or the MT OPI Assessment YouTube channel.
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SCHEDULE

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UPCOMING TRAININGS

MAST Trainings

Use the Zoom link and meeting information below for all dates

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 519 423 0992

Password: 406774

Monday, July 22, 2024 

MAST Scheduler Training

9:00-10:00 AM 

Thursday, September 5, 2025

MAST Virtual Summit

  • Scheduler Tool 
  • Platform Support 
  • Score Reporting 
  • Assessment System Review

Save the date. Registration information will be posted on the MAST Portal when available.

Wednesday, September 25, 2024

MAST Training: 

  • Technology Check 
  • Secure Browser
  • User Management 
  • Rostering 
  • Entering PNPs
  • Training Videos 
  • Preparing Staff 

3:30-4:30 PM

Wednesday, October 2, 2024

MAST Training 

  • Browser Install 
  • User Management
  • Rostering 
  • Entering PNPs
  • Educator Portal
  • Student Portal 

3:30-4:30 PM

Wednesday, October 9, 2024

MAST Training: 

  • Administration
  • Reporting 
  • Parent Portal 

3:30-4:30 PM

Wednesday, October 16, 2024

MAST Training 

  • Administering Testlets
  • Monitoring Completion 
  • Reporting
  • Open Q&A

3:30-4:30 PM

Wednesday, January 8, 2025

MAST Training 

  • Gearing Up for Window 2 (rostering & PNP, student mobility, score reports and parent portal)
  • Q&A

3:30-4:30 PM

Wednesday, March 19, 2025

MAST Training 

  • Gearing Up for Window 3
  • Open Q&A

3:30-4:30 PM

MAST Scheduler Office Hours

Use the Zoom link and meeting information below for all dates

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 519 423 0992

Password: 406774

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

8:00-9:00 AM 

Thursday, July 25, 2024

3:00-4:00 PM 

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

8:00-9:00 AM 

Thursday, August 1, 2024

3:00-4:00 PM 

Tuesday, August 6, 2024

8:00-9:00 AM 

Thursday, August 8, 2024

3:00-4:00 PM 

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 

8:00-9:00 AM 

Thursday, August 15, 2024

3:00-4:00 PM

Tuesday, August 20 2024

8:00-9:00 AM 

Thursday, August 22, 2024

3:00-4:00 PM

Tuesday, August 27, 2024

8:00-9:00 AM 

Thursday, August 29, 2024

3:00-4:00 PM

Tuesday, September 3, 2024

8:00-9:00 AM 

Thursday, September 5, 2024

3:00-4:00 PM

Tuesday, September 10, 2024

8:00-9:00 AM 

Thursday, September 12, 2024

3:00-4:00 PM

Tuesday, September 17, 2024

8:00-9:00 AM 

Thursday, September 19, 2024

3:00-4:00 PM

 

MAST Roadshow

All locations REGISTER by August 1st.

Date & Location

Time

Thursday, August 8, 2024

MAST Roadshow: Havre 

Havre Middle School 

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Friday, August 9, 2024 

MAST Roadshow: Wolf Point 

Frontier School 

8:00-10:00 AM

Friday, August 9, 2024 

MAST Roadshow: Miles City 

Miles City Community College 

2:00-4:00 PM

Monday, August 12, 2024

MAST Roadshow: Lewistown 

Central Montana Education Center 

8:00-10:00 AM

Monday, August 12, 2024 

MAST Roadshow: Lockwood

Lockwood High School 

2:00-4:00 PM 

Wednesday, August 14, 2024

MAST Roadshow: Great Falls

Great Falls District Office 

2:30-4:30 PM 

Thursday, August 15, 2024

MAST Roadshow: Belgrade 

Heck/Quaw School 

2:00-4:00 PM 

Friday, August 16, 2024

MAST Roadshow: Missoula

Hellgate Elementary

8:00-10:00 AM 

Friday, August 16, 2024

MAST Roadshow: Kalispell 

Kalispell High School 

2:00-4:00 PM 



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LIVE LISTENING / FEEDBACK SESSIONS

We have designed user feedback cycles throughout the school year to ensure continuous improvement of the MAST. These sessions will serve as an opportunity for users like you to share feedback, suggestions, and experiences to help us enhance the usability of the MAST. We value your input and encourage you to participate in these live listening/feedback sessions. Live listening/feedback sessions for MAST Through-Year participating districts: TBD