Montana LINCS Update


Greetings from Montana LINCS


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Montana Information

1.    Montana Educational Quality (EQ) 2013 Resource

Click here to access Montana Educational Quality 2013 Resources.

More resources will be added as they are submitted.


Faces of Montana ABLE EQ 2013

Click here  to see some familiar faces at EQ 2013!



               Attention Directors!  Please contact Annette Miller to set up admin accounts for MCIS.


Technology Follow-up

Stay tuned for more information regarding the technology follow-up with Tim Ponder.

2.    MAACE at MEA:  Dr. Susan Pimentel

Click here for more information about MAACE at MEA.


Dr. Susan Pimentel is the reading/literacy expert for the Adult Ed Common Core Standards. This interactive session is targeted to examine the major shifts in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how they could be valuable for preparing adult students for college and careers. Susan will lead you through evidence based activities to help you create a framework in which you participate in a self-guided, standards-setting process.   

3.    Research:  Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning by Dr. Steve Reder

Click here to access the Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning.


Lifelong learning is critical for adults to be engaged citizens, active members of the labor force, healthy, and informed consumers.  Adults with limited formal education, who left high school for whatever reason, are most in need of opportunity and encouragement for continued learning.  However, the field of adult education has been limited by a lack of research about literacy development during adulthood and lifelong learning in this population. The Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning project is breaking new ground by addressing key questions about the literacy development, learning and life experiences of low-education adults over time.

4.    HiSET Blast:  Keep Current!

Have you received the recent communication from HiSET?  If not, click here to register for updates.


Click here to access HiSET Resources.


Here are some important items to note:

Comprehensive in Scope


Candidates will be tested in five core areas:

·        Language Arts–Reading

·        Language Arts–Writing

·        Mathematics

·        Science

·        Social Studies

Test content will be aligned with current practice in all states, and test takers can use existing prep courses and materials to prepare for the HiSET exam. Candidates will be given scores in all core areas, as well as a total score.

Important Dates


November 1, 2013


·       Online HiSET store opens for ordering materials


·       Test-taker registration opens


January 2, 2014


·       HiSET testing begins


National Information

5.    Career Pathways:  Designing Instruction for Career Pathways Available September 26

Taken from LINCS Community: Career Pathways

LINCS is adding the opportunity for professional development for its members in the form of a series of optional online courses developed by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education’s initiative Designing Instruction for Career Pathways. These online courses are self-paced, freely available, and accessible 24 hours a day through the LINCS Learning Portal. (Please note: Individuals will need to create a separate login and password to access the online courses housed in the LINCS Learning Portal.) The courses will enable users to work at their own pace, at a time that is most convenient to them. The new LINCS Learning Portal offers adult educators free online professional development courses from a variety of OVAE initiatives. Join today at:

6.  ESL:  Job Specific Vocabulary and Speech Correction

Taken from LINCS Community: Adult English Language Learners

Click here to access some resources for job specific vocabulary. 

7.  Fafsa:  #AskFAFSA Office Hours

Taken from LINCS Community: Notice

Join us on the last Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. Eastern time for #AskFAFSA Office Hours. This live Q&A session on Twitter gives you the opportunity to get your questions answered by the experts. Each month we feature a different topic related to federal student aid. You can submit your questions and join the conversation using the hashtag #AskFAFSA and tune in during the live event for answers from our experts.

8.  Reading/Writing Discussion on LINCS

Taken from LINCS Community:  Reading and Writing

Click here to access the Reading/Writing Discussion Group on LINCS. 

This discussion group may be a great resource for those of you who participated in the Montana Educational Quality 2013 sectional on the Montana Reading Standards.

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