Information Technology Services

High School Transcript Working Group

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 9:46 am

The Office of Public Instruction, in partnership with the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, has received a $4 million grant from the US Department of Education to establish data linkages between K12 and postsecondary education.  The project plan for the grant includes the creation of an electronic transcript service to facilitate the process for high school students to apply for admission to postsecondary institutions.  In addition to linking K12 and postsecondary data, the grant also includes a data transport piece to facilitate data being sent between OPI and districts and schools.

At present, Montana does not have a standard definition of a high school transcript.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Commissioner of Higher Education have created a High School Transcript Working Group to develop a recommendation for the elements that should be included in the official high school transcript that will be presented to the Board of Public Education for their approval.  These elements might include the statewide student identifier, student directory information, courses taken, grades received, honors, assessment scores, and immunization records.

The High School Transcript Working Group consists of representatives from Montana high schools, the Montana University System, OPI and OCHE.  This working group has been convened and is currently working towards a completion date of February 1, 2013.  If you have questions about this work group, please contact Susan Murray, K20 Business Analyst at or (406) 444-0727.

For more information, contact Susan Murray, 406-444-0727