Montana Accreditation Standards
Accreditation standards are a set of minimum expectations for Montana schools to ensure a consistent level of quality across the state. The accreditation standards are adopted by the Board of Public Education and implemented under the leadership of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Accreditation status of a school is determined by using two sets of standards: (a) assurance standards; and (b) student performance standards. Assurance standards include: maximum class size, basic program offerings and courses required, baseline policy requirements, and school staffing requirements for principals, superintendents, librarians, counselors, etc. Student performance standards (10.55.606(2)(a)through(e) include mathematics, reading, and science test scores averaged by school and minimum graduation requirements for high school, Chapter 55 Standards of Accreditation Accreditation Calendar Annual Montana Accreditation Report (Current Year)