WorkKeys assessments have been used for more than two decades to measure essential workplace skills and help people build career pathways.
WorkKeys is a skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a quality workforce. The assessments measure foundational and soft skills.
WorkKeys assessments measure skills that employers feel are essential to success in the workplace. Students, job seekers, and seasoned professionals can use WorkKeys to learn more about their strengths and weaknesses and gain a valid way to demonstrate their abilities to employers. Educators and employers can use it to help take the guesswork out of determining student, applicant, and employee qualifications.
Each WorkKeys assessment offers varying levels of difficulty. The levels build on each other, incorporating the skills assessed at the previous levels. For example, at Level 5, individuals need the skills from Levels 3, 4, and 5. The complexity can also increase as the quantity and/or density of the information increases.
1. National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC): Successful completion of WorkKeys assessments in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information can lead to earning the National Career Readiness CertificateTM (NCRC®)a portable credential earned by more than 3 million people across the United States.
The NCRC is based on the performance of 3 ACT WorkKeys assessments - Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information.
a) Bronze - minimum Level 3 in all 3 assessments
b) Silver - minimum Level 4 in all 3 assessments
c) Gold - minimum Level 5 in all 3 assessments
d) Platinum - minimum Level 6 in all 3 assessments
2. PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE FOR TEACHER ASSISTANTS (PCTA): The WorkKeys Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants provides a valid, field-proven way to boost elementary education, in accordance with the No-Child-Left-Behind Act. It enables paraprofessional teacher assistants to demonstrate their proficiency in three content areas:
Through the assessments and on-the-job classroom observation, the Instructional Support Inventory (ISI) teacher assistants can demonstrate knowledge and skill levels in line with what is achieved in two years of postsecondary study.
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WORKKEYS SAMPLE QUESTIONS AND PRACTICE TESTS
1. SAMPLE QUESTIONS
You will find sample questions for the following assessments on the WorkKeys online test preparation page here.
The National Career Readiness Certificate Assessments
Other Foundational Skills Assessments
Soft Skills Assessments
2. PRACTICE TESTS
Practice tests are also available at the cost of $5.00/test for the following assessments:
There is no practice test for the PCTA Business Writing. However, you may download our business writing study guide.
Advantages to taking a practice tests include:
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