ABLE – Adult Basic and Literacy Education

The Adult Basic and Literacy Education program provides instruction to prepare participants for the official HiSET (High School Equivalency Test), as well as Standard Education Literacy, Workplace Literacy and Family Literacy.  Through our FREE program, students will be able to attain their HiSET, enroll in college, and/or improve employment status.

The ABLE program is located in the Student Learning & Engagement Center, in the Jane Carey Memorial Library at DCC. If you have questions, contact John Bole at (406) 377-9416 or [email protected]

To be part of our ABLE program, you must do the following:

  • Locator Test: this helps us determine with which TABE test to start you.
  • TABE Test: you will pre-test in 3 subject areas.
    • Reading
    • Mathematics
    • Language
  • Instruction/Tutoring: We have tutors on staff to assist you, FREE of charge.
  • If you are 18 or under, you will need to provide an official withdrawal document from your high school.

HiSET (High School Equivalency Test)

HiSET Test Administrator: contact Jolene Myers by phone 406-377-9410 or online.

Print out practice tests

The HiSET exam is made up of five subject tests:

  • Mathematics
  • Language arts: reading
  • Language arts: writing
  • Science
  • Social studies

We encourage you to register at least one week in advance of a test date to ensure there is a seat available: register online for the HiSET

DCC’s HiSET Schedule
2015 Paper Test Computer Test
February 20 NONE
March NONE 27
April 24 NONE
2014 Paper Test Computer Test
November 14 21
December 5 12


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