Written by The Herald-News
Fort Peck Community College will be holding GED testing and instruction on both their Poplar and Wolf Point campuses in November.
In March of this year, the Board of Public Education supported a recommendation from Superintendent Juneau to enter into a contract with Educational Testing Service to develop a new Montana High School Equivalency Exam, HiSET, to replace the GED test.
Dec. 21 will be the last day for GED testing in Montana as the state moves to the new HiSET exam. Beginning Jan. 2, test takers will be able to combine individual GED subject test scores from 2002 to 2013 with HiSET scores if they are unable to complete all five sections of the GED test in 2013.
Test takers should contact the testing centers nearest them to find out the last testing date in their area for the GED.
Test takers can find Montana-specific information, test preparation materials and practice tests and schedule an appointment at: http://hiset.ets.org.
Registration and testing will be held in the War Eagle Vision Building, located below the library, on the Poplar campus Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Wolf Point campus, also known as the Dumont Center, will be holding registration and testing Nov. 26 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Applicants are required to bring a photo I.D. for registration and testing or they will not be allowed to take the test.
The initial cost of the test is $55. Students can retake different portions of the test such as writing for $14, and science, social studies, reading and math for $7 each. Tribal members should contact Rhonda Mason at 768-6345. The Fort Peck Tribes Education Department will pay for tribal members test and retakes.
GED instruction at the Poplar campus will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the South Room of War Eagle Vision Building Learning Center. Students can contact the volunteer instructors: Elder Watchman and Elder Meraz, at 647-7831 or contact Student Support Services at 768-6345.
GED instruction at the Wolf Point campus will be in Room 103, every Tuesday and Friday; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students can contact volunteer instructors Elder Villejo and Elder Mamea at 653-3900.
Resources for GED review and information can be found at www.khanaacademy.org. Information on testing can be found at bpe.mt.gov/default.mcpx.
Anyone who would like more information should contact Mason or Paula Firemoon at 768-6331.