Measurement and Accountability


AIM Program Participation Collection Ends March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 3:48 pm

The AIM Test Window Program Participation Collection begins March 1.  This collection focuses on data to identify specific student groups and participation in various state and federal programs.  This data is used in Adequate Yearly Progress calculations and for state and federal reporting purposes. 

To meet the requirements for the Program Participation Collection, AIM specialists should:

  • Enter or modify enrollment records for all students that have entered or exited the district since last data entry
  • Enter or update all program participation data for each student enrolled in the district (including students in non-tested grades)
  • Verify accuracy of data by running Enrollment Status, Enrollment Summary, or Ad Hoc reports

All data must be accurate as of the test window count date of March 13, 2012. If school is not in session on this date, report data as of the next regularly scheduled school day.  The OPI will perform reasonability checks with previous year's data throughout the collection and will contact schools to verify counts that differ significantly.

The Program Participation Collection ends March 23, 2012. It is critical that correct data be entered by this date to ensure AYP student groups and resulting calculations re valid.  We ask that Test Coordinators work closely with the school's AIM specialist to ensure the data collection is completed by the due date.

Detailed instructions for entering this information can be found at the following links

Quick Reference Guide for Test Window Program Participation Collection

Quick Reference Guide for Program Participation Verification

Contact the AIM Helpdesk at 1-877-424-6681 or 406444-3800, or email opiaimhelp@mt.gov with any questions.

For more information, contact Sara Loewen, 406-444-3494