Students: Why Take WorkKeys?
WorkKeys Information
WorkKeysWorkKeys Testing Date for CHS Students:
Tuesday, November 22, 2016. 

Preparing for the WorkKeys Assessment
 Employers Supporting WorkReady Communities

 
WorkKeys Certification Information 
 
Sample Questions  
NC Employers Who Use WorkKeys Credentials
 Job Profiles  
National CRC Advocates Using Your WorkKeys Scores  
Ohio Unemployment Office.  They require all applicants to take the Workkeys Assessment.  They provide an online practice test.  You can take the assessment without creating an account, but you will not get your scores.  
 

Sample WorkKeys Questions from Applied Math, Reading for Information and Locating Information

Why will your students' school administer the WorkKeys Test?
 
The WorkKeys system from ACT is being used in high schools across your state and throughout the country to help students understand how they can improve their skills for better-paying jobs. WorkKeys scores help employers take the guesswork out of determining whether individuals are qualified for positions in their organizations.
 
WorkKeys Tests—For High School Students
 
The WorkKeys system measures skills such as reading, math, listening, locating information, and teamwork. These are skills that employers feel are critical to job success. WorkKeys test results help students understand how they can improve their skills for better-paying jobs. Students who take the WorkKeys tests have a clear way to demonstrate their abilities to future employers.
 
The North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate
 
The North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate is aligned with ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate. These certificates are portable, evidence based credentials that certify skills needed for workplace success.
 
Why are WorkKeys tests important to high school students?
 
WorkKeys test scores provide important information no matter what type of career a student plans to pursue after high school. Large numbers of students are entering the workforce without adequate skills to qualify them for the jobs they want. By increasing their skill levels while they are still in school, students increase their opportunities for higher salaries in the future. Because WorkKeys tests measure skills valued by employers, students can use their results to get a better picture of their chances for success in the workforce and to improve areas where their skills are weak.
 
Why should you and your student care about the WorkKeys tests?
 
All students enter the workforce eventually—whether they get a job right out of high school, work part-time while continuing their education, or go to college first.  The WorkKeys system stresses skills development important for every type of employment. WorkKeys job analyses are conducted for a wide range of jobs across the U.S. economy, from jobs that require short-term on-the-job training to those requiring a bachelor’s degree or higher.
 

Calculators (Students are responsible for bringing a calculator)

 WorkKeys recommends the use of calculators for the Applied Mathematics test. No problem on the test requires the use of a calculator; however, it is generally to your advantage to use one.

• You decide whether to use a calculator on the Applied Mathematics test. If you regularly use one in class or when doing your homework, it makes sense to use one on the test. But if you aren’t comfortable using a calculator, you may decide not to use one on the test. You can always bring one and decide not to use it. Pack it the night before so you won’t forget it in the morning.

• We recommend that you use a calculator that you are used to—as long as it is not one of the kinds that are not permitted. Using a more powerful calculator that you are not familiar with is unlikely to give you an advantage over the kind you normally use.

 Permitted Calculators

You may use any four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator, unless it has features described in the Prohibited Calculators list. For models on the Calculators Permitted with Modification list, you will be required to modify some of the calculator's features.

Prohibited Calculators

The following types of calculators are prohibited:

• calculators with built-in computer algebra systems

Prohibited calculators in this category include:

► Texas Instruments: All model numbers that begin with TI-89 or TI-92 and the TI-Nspire CAS—

Note: The TI-Nspire (non-CAS) is permitted.

► Hewlett-Packard: HP 48GII and all model numbers that begin with HP 40GHP 49G, or HP 50G

► Casio: Algebra fx 2.0ClassPad 300, and all model numbers that begin with CFX-9970G

• handheld, tablet, or laptop computers, including PDAs

• electronic writing pads or pen-input devices—Note: The Sharp EL 9600 is permitted.

• calculators built into cell phones or any other electronic communication devices

• calculators with a typewriter keypad (letter keys in QWERTY format)—Note: Letter keys not in

QWERTY format are permitted additional information visit:

 
Visit http://www.act.org/products/workforce-act-workkeys/ for additional information.




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