Chapter 55 Task Force Review Update

Monday, January 3, 2011, 5:05 pm

Chapter 55 Task Force Review Update

The Board of Public Education (BPE) and the state Superintendent of Public Instruction appointed a joint task force to review and revise Chapter 55 Standards of Accreditation, Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM).   During the December 13-14, 2010, work session, the task force completed Phase I of the work: The review of the current Chapter 55 standards making draft language recommendations for consideration and recommending the need for more discussion for specific standards.  During the next several months, subcommittees of the task force will work with the sections needing more discussion to draft recommendations for consideration by the task force of the whole. 

The task force will resume work in the spring of 2011 with the anticipated draft language recommendations ready for public comment this summer. In the fall of 2011 the task force will provide to the state superintendent draft recommendations for amendments to ARM 10.55 (Chapter 55) for the BPE review in the fall of 2011.

For more information, see the Accreditation Standards Review - Chapter 55 Web page on the OPI Web site,

OPI Contact Person: Linda Vrooman Peterson, (406) 444-5726, or

For more information, contact Linda Vrooman Peterson, (406) 444-5726