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Montana High School Equivalency Assessment

Montana LINCS - 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. ETS HiSET logo

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.

Graduate Aspin Miller

2015 Graduate Aspin Miller
On May 5, 2014, Aspin achieved her High School Equivalency through the Billings Adult Education Center. She has subsequently enrolled in MSU Billings with the goal of becoming an educator. Not only is she the first person in her family to receive an HSE but she will also be the first to go to college. Aspin's family is very proud of her, and she is increasingly self-confident and is looking forward to a satisfying career.

Montana HSE Program
Office of Public Instruction
PO Box 202501
1300 11th Avenue.
Helena MT 59620-2501
406.444.4438

HiSET Test-Taker Information

What Are The Tests?Graduate
The HiSET tests are five tests in the areas of writing skills, social studies, science, literature and the arts,and mathematics. The questions in each of these tests require you to use general knowledge and thinking skills. Few questions ask about facts, details, and definitions. The HiSET tests are designed to measure the important knowledge and skills, usually learned during four years of high school, that you may have obtained in a different manner.

Waiver of Minimum Age Requirement:
Applicants 16 years of age, under special circumstances, may apply for a waiver provided following criteria can be documented:

  1. Completed, signed, and notarized 16 year old Waiver Application Form with required school documentation attached demonstrating consensus of applicant, school officials, and applicant's parent/legal guardian that the HiSET program is considered in the best interest of applicant.
  2. Original letter, on official letterhead, signed by Adult Basic Education (ABE) Director certifying applicant has been enrolled in HiSET classes and is academically prepared for the HiSET test.
  3. Letter of documentation, on official letterhead, establishing applicant's need to obtain a HiSET at age 16 from one of the following: higher education admissions officer or employer requiring HiSET.

Method of Applying:
Applicants must meet minimum age and residency requirements. Applications for testing must be completed at nearest official HiSET Testing Center; photo identification and proof of age are required.

Cost of the Test:
Testing at Official HiSET Testing Centers costs $50.00. The $50.00 covers the cost of the test and up to three retakes, and is good for one year. When you report to the test center you may be charged an additional test center fee of $25. Check with your center to determine your cost.

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How to Prepare?
Many adult education programs sponsored by local school districts, colleges, and even community organizations, provide the instruction you may need for the tests. You can talk to the teachers at these adult education programs to decide whether you need to study for all of the tests. Libraries and bookstores also carry HiSET study materials.

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A request for a duplicate transcript must be mailed to the following address.

HSE PROGRAM OFFICE OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
PO BOX 202501
HELENA, MT 59620.2501

Include a stamped return envelope with your request.

  • There is no charge for an official transcript
  • No fax or email requests
  • No duplicate diplomas

Transcript Request Form

 

HiSET Testing Centers in Montana

*AE: Alternate Examiner
*AS: Addendum Site

BILLINGS

Mary Enright
Adult Education Center
415 N 30th St
Billings MT 59101.1252
406.281.5007
enrightm@billings.k12.mt.us

BOZEMAN

Byrdeen Warwood
404 W Main
Bozeman MT 59715
406.522.6012
byrdeen.warwood@bsd7.org

BROWNING

Sterling Schildt
Blackfeet Community College
HiSET Test Center
PO Box 819
Browning MT 59434
406.338.5411
FAX: 338.3272
sterlings@bfcc.edu

BUTTE

Margie Pascoe
Montana Tech of the UM
1300 W Park St
Butte MT 59701
406.496.4477 (4101)
FAX: 496.4757
mpascoe@mtech.edu

Deer Lodge:MSP

Val Ericson
500 Conley Lake Rd
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
(406)846.1320 x 2360
vericson@mt.gov

DILLON

Barbara Harrington
Western MT College
710 S Atlantic
Dillon MT 59725.3598
406.683.7143
FAX: 683.7493
barbara.harrington@umwestern.edu

GLASGOW

Mike Hughes
NE MT Job Svc Workforce Ctr
74 4th Street N
Glasgow, MT 59201
228.9369
mihughes@mt.gov

Malta

Mike Hughes
Malta City Hall
29 2nd Ave
East Malta, MT 59538
228.9369
mihughes@mt.gov

Plentywood

Mike Hughes
Sheridan County Courthouse
100 West Laurel
Plentywood, MT 59254
228.9369
mihughes@mt.gov

GLENDIVE

Tami Johnson
Dawson Community College
PO Box 421
Glendive MT 59330
406.377.3396
FAX: 377.8132
tjohnson@dawson.edu

GREAT FALLS

Jodi Hicks
Great Falls HiSET Testing Center
2100 16th Avenue S
Great Falls MT 59405
406.268.6660
FAX: 268.6603
jodi_hicks@gfps.k12.mt.us

HAMILTON

Rod Meuchel
Hamilton High School
327 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton MT 59840
406.381.2620
FAX: 375.6076
meuchelr@hds3.org

HARDIN

Rob Hankins
Hardin Public Schools
585 W John Deere Rd
Hardin MT 59034
406.665.9391
FAX: 665.6399
rob.hankins@hardin.k12.mt.us

HAVRE

Beth Hannah
District IV HRDC
2229 5th Ave
Havre MT 59501
(406)265.6743
FAX: (406)265.1312
hannahb@hrdc4.org

Harlem

Beth Hannah
Aaniih Nakota College
Wiyukja Wicoti Bldg.
Harlem, MT 59501
265.6743
FAX: 265.1312
hannahb@hrdc4.org

HELENA

John Peterson
Adult Learning Center - UM Helena
1115 Roberts Street
Helena MT 59601
406.324.1632
FAX: 324.2155
john.peterson@umhelena.edu

KALISPELL

Margaret Girkins
Flathead Valley Comm College
777 Grandview Drive
Kalispell MT 59901
406.756.3884
FAX: 756.3911
mgirkins@fvcc.edu

LIBBY

Margaret Girkins
Lincoln Co Campus FVCC
225 Commerce Way
Libby MT 59923.3002
406.293.2721
FAX: 293.5112
mgirkins@fvcc.edu

LAME DEER

Joey Ditonno
Chief Dull Knife Memorial College
PO Box 98
Lame Deer MT 59043
406.477.6215 x 128
FAX: 477.6219
jditonno@cdkc.edu

LEWISTOWN

Diane Oldenburg
Central MT Ed Center
PO Box 1144
773 Airport Rd
Lewistown MT 59457
406.535.5570
FAX: 535.5578
doldenburg@lewistown.k12.mt.us

LIVINGSTON

Amy Coolidge
Community Health Partners
126 S Main
Livingston, MT 59047
(406)222.111
FAX: (406)823.6358
coolidgea@chphealth.org

MILES CITY

Tami Glasscock
Miles Community College
2715 Dickinson
Miles City, MT 59301
406.874.6151
FAX: 406.874.6282
glasscockt@milescc.edu

MISSOULA

Monique Fortmann
Dickinson Lifelong Learning Center
310 S Curtis
Missoula MT 59801
406.549.8765
FAX: 523.4000
mfortmann@mcps.k12.mt.us

PABLO

Shannon Ahaitty
Salish Kootenai College
PO Box 70
Pablo MT 59855
406.275.4800
FAX: 275.4805
shannon.ahaitty@skc.edu

POPLAR

Paula Firemoon
Fort Peck Community College
PO Box 389
Poplar, MT 59255
406.768.6345
FAX: 768.6301
pfiremoon@fpcc.edu

Rena K. Bolton
Ft. Peck Housing Authority
503 6th Ave. E.
Poplar, MT 59255
406.768.3459 ext. 227
renakbelton@gmail.com

Montana HiSET Option Program

The Montana HiSET Option Program (MHOP) is designed to be a part of a high school curriculum that provides another pathway for students to obtain a high school diploma. Montana HiSET Option Program students are a group of students who have the capabilities to complete high school but are behind in the credits needed to graduate with their class and are at risk of leaving school without a high school diploma. This program allows those students who meet the requirements an opportunity to stay in school and graduate with their class.

The due date for the 2016-17 Option Program Application is June 17.

What is the Montana HiSET Option Program (MHOP)?
2016-17 HiSET Guideline Manual
2016-17 School District Application
Option Program Contract
Option Program: Account Creation, Scheduling and Payments
Option Program: Monitoring Tool
Option Program: Permission to Test Waiver
Profile Creation

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