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Our Mission Statement
It is the mission of MSAD #44 Continuing Education to serve as a bridge for adult learners to reach their personal goals relating to literacy and employability in a nurturing environment, through caring instruction individualized to the student’s learning style and personal circumstances. Target areas of service include basic literacy, high school diploma courses, HiSET preparation, technical preparation, college preparation, college support, computer literacy, career guidance and job readiness.
Adult Education in Maine is a statewide system of more than 100 connected learning programs and centers from Kittery to Fort Kent and everywhere in between.
The HiSET has replaced the GED as Maine’s High School Equivalency Assessment.
The HiSET consists of the following five subtests: Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. All of the tests are multiple choice with the exception of the essay portion of the Language Arts Writing Test. A passing score on each subject test is a scaled score of 8 out of 20, but learners must achieve a total scaled score of 45 to successfully achieve their high school equivalency diploma. Learners that achieve a scaled score of 15 or higher on each subject test are designated as College and Career Ready.
As has always been the case in Maine, there is NO COST for Maine residents to prepare for and take the HiSET. Local adult education programs provide HiSET testing, preparation materials, pre-tests, and instruction- all at no cost to the learner.