Assessment Design and Implementation Considerations for the Montana Alternate Student Testing (MAST) Pilot Program

This report for the Montana Office of Public Instruction outlines the framework for state assessments and informs the process of transitioning to a next-generation assessment system. Specifically, this report describes the work of a state task force and presents the theory of action for guiding the overall design and evaluation of the state’s next assessment system as well as the implementation of the pilot.