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Updated March 14, 1998
In 1991 the Montana Board of Education approved funding for a pilot beginning teacher mentoring program. The original mentoring program proposal was developed by the state's Certification Standards and Practices Advisory Council. The New Teacher Mentor Program was only to provide assistance to new teachers and no assessment of the new teacher was required.
The New Teacher Mentor Program was implemented in 1992 with pilots in 15 locations across Montana.
If you are aware of incorrect statements in this material OR if you can add authoritative new information concerning mentoring and induction in the various United States, please contact Barry Sweeny with that information. His e-mail is
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