Montana Comprehensive Assessment System
Montana Comprehensive Assessment System

Montana Comprehensive Assessment System (MontCAS)



Welcome to the Montana Comprehensive Assessment System (MontCAS) Portal page

Working with Measured Progress, Montana educators and the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) have developed criterion-referenced tests (CRT) in reading, mathematics, and science. These assessments are a piece of Montana's Comprehensive Assessment System (MontCAS), which has been designed to provide parents and teachers valid, useful information to help all students succeed.

MontCAS' goal is to provide the necessary support and training that test administrators and their teams need to successfully administer the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) in addition to all other statewide assessments.

Please visit for more information on other Montana assessments.

Click here to take the Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests!

These important ‘dress rehearsal’ tests create an opportunity for teachers, parents, and students to test drive a sample Smarter Balanced test. It also encourages professional development activities, and promotes discussions within the learning community.

NOTE: The Practice and Training Tests can be taken at your convenience, at any time, on any Internet-connected computer using a current Web browser, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, or Apple Safari.

Help & Support

For questions, please contact the Measured Progress Help Desk:


6:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., MT (Mountain Time), Monday – Friday
(5:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., MT (Mountain Time, Monday – Friday during summative test administration windows)


Toll-free 1-888-792-2741