Montana LINCS Update


Greetings from Montana LINCS


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Montana Information



1.    MT ABLE ShopTalk


Click here  to access ShopTalk Summary and topics.


·       MTLINCS Research

·       Educator Quality Conference Follow-Up

·       MEA Belgrade Conference

·       MABLE

·       HiSET Update

2.    MAACE at MEA:  Dr. Susan Pimentel Presentation

PowerPoint coming soon!   

3.    HiSET Blast:  October Update

Click here to access current HiSET Resources.


o   ETS Assurance:  HiSET Meets Federal Education Requirements


o   New Options Change Landscape for High School Equivalency Testing


Important Dates


November 1, 2013

 ·       Online HiSET store opens for ordering materials 

·       Test-taker registration opens


December 21, 2013

·       Last day for GED 2002 testing


January 2, 2014

·       HiSET testing begins


Click here to access HiSET Resources.

4.    Research Snippet: Improving Adult Literacy Instruction – Options for Practice and Research, National Academy of Sciences, 2012

MTLINCS has now begun the summary of the final portion of Improving Adult Literacy Instruction:  Options for Practice and Research at  Snippets will be presented semimonthly. 


Click here  to read last week’s snippet about Technology to Promote Adult Literacy


Compilation of Research

Click here  to access a compilation of all of the MTLINCS research for 2012 – 2013.   


Click below to access specific areas.                              

·       Adult College Completion Toolkit, U.S. Department of Education OVAE  

·       Improving Adult Literacy Instruction – Options for Practice and Research, National Academy of Sciences, 2012


National Information

5.  LINCS Status

Taken from LINCS Notice

Dear LINCS Community members,


Thank you for your patience during the government shutdown. LINCS activities supporting the community and other LINCS platforms will be reinstated shortly.


You may have seen that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) report. For more information, visit: to download the report, news & events, data tools, and more.  


OVAE will be releasing more information as we gear up to reschedule events, we’ll keep you posted here, so stay tuned!

Thank you, again for your ongoing support of LINCS and your understanding during this time.

Best regards,



P.S.  Remember -- if you are having trouble with the links in this email, go to the Email Archives at the top of the MTLINCS homepage at .  Also if you no longer wish to receive this mailing, please let me know!  Thanks!


Norene Peterson
Adult Education Center
415 N. 30th
Billings, MT 59101