The Montana ETS HiSET® is a battery of tests which measures a student's academic skills as compared to a high school graduate. If passed, a Montana High School Equivalency Diploma is issued which is accepted by institutions of higher education and employers as equivalent to a regular high school diploma.

Click Here to Learn About Montana Adult Basic and Literacy Education. You will find a lot of information on the new high school equivalency test (HiSET) in the email archives. 

For general questions regarding a High School Equivalency (HSE) credential, please contact the High School Equivalency Helpline at 406-444-4151 or email Please note, HSE staff respond to messages on Tuesday and Thursday only. 

Adult Basic Education

The State Director of Adult Basic Education (ABE) manages state adult education programs and funds, as well as federal Adult Education and Family Literacy Act and Adult Basic Education programs. Adult education programs include basic literacy, workplace literacy, family literacy, preparation for HSE (High School Equivalency), English as a Second Language and other services that provide adults and out of school youth opportunities at enhancing skills, improving parenting, and assistance related to employment and self-sufficiency.

For more information regarding our Montana ABLE Program, please contact Katie Madsen, Adult Basic & Literacy Education Unit Manager at 406.444.4443 or email her at