Accreditation and Educator Preparation

TEAMS Opens January 6, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 12:20 pm

The Terms of Employment, Accreditation, and Master Schedule (TEAMS) data collection system will open the afternoon of January 6, 2014.  TEAMS replaces the former Annual Data Collection (ADC) system.

Public school districts, special education cooperatives, nonpublic accredited schools, Montana state funded schools, and residential treatment facilities have seven weeks to enter the information required for the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) to accredit schools and provide the necessary information for federal and state reporting.  TEAMS will close at 11:59pm on February 21, 2014.

To prepare for the 2013-2014 Accreditation process, review this checklist of items:

  1. Send TEAMS Security Form to the OPI
  2. Complete TOE for FY2012-2013 (public schools and special education cooperatives)
  3. Complete TOE for FY2013-2014
  4. Determine MT K-12 Course Codes
  5. Collect Teacher-Class Information
  6. Collect District Accreditation Information
  7. Collect School Accreditation Information

Refer to the Accreditation Preparation Checklist packet for more information.

On January 6, 2014, the TEAMS User Manual and Reference Guide, along with instructional videos, will be available on the OPI School Staffing webpage.

Contact the OPI TEAMS Help Line at with questions about TEAMS, the data the OPI is collecting, or the data collection process.

For more information, contact Danielle Murphy, 406.444.9444