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General School and District Information​

Here you'll find Montana's accreditation standards, which are a set of minimum expectations for the state's schools to ensure a consistent level of quality across Montana. 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.

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