ESSA Report Cards
Putting Montana Students First
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the OPI publishes state, district, and school report cards every year. The ESSA report cards provide a concise and accessible way to show how Montana's schools are performing. Schools, districts and the OPI all follow strict protocols in order to ensure student privacy and confidentiality are protected. All student information and data published by the OPI follows the OPI's Student Records Confidentiality Policy, which prohibits the OPI from disclosing data from student groups that are 5 or fewer in number or would otherwise reveal the identity of an individual student. Montana has many small schools and small sub-group populations where an individual student's identity could be revealed without this safeguard.