ACT & WorkKeys

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ACT Assessments (Grade 11)

ACT is the capstone of the ACT college and career readiness system. It measures students’ general learning outcomes in English, math, reading, writing, and science. This assessment is given once per year to all students in the 11th grade.

Districts may administer the ACT either online or paper/pencil.

General Resources

Open Ed Resources

WorkKeys Portal

If your campus is interested in administering ACT WorkKeys and the campus testing coordinator has not received information from ACT WorkKeys, then please call ACT at 319-337-1386.

WorkKeys is a researched-based assessment that measures work skills needed for career success across industries. Grade 11 and 12 students are eligible to take the WorkKeys exam. Students will have the opportunity to take Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information and are eligible to earn the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

The WorkKeys® job skill assessment system was created in the late 1980s by ACT Inc. ACT Inc. is the nonprofit company responsible for the ACT test. Businesses use WorkKeys to measure workplace skills of employees and job applicants. Schools and colleges also use WorkKeys to prepare students for the workplace.

In 2006, WorkKeys® was introduced in legislation as an alternative test to qualify for the Hathaway Provisional Opportunity Scholarship. Since then, the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) has teamed up with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) to combine efforts in order to meet similar objectives.

The National Career Readiness Certificate is a national program designed to foster economic and workforce development in the state of Wyoming. The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), powered by WorkKeys™a product of ACT, Inc., is a nationally-recognized credential which denotes that the holder possesses the fundamental skills required to achieve success in the workplace and become a productive, valuable employee.

A National Career Readiness Certificate is earned by completing the three WorkKeys Assessments

  • Applied Math
  • Workplace Documents
  • Graphic Literacy

Students who take the WorkKeys® on the WorkKeys® state test day may be eligible to receive an NCRC on top of qualifying for a Hathaway Provisional Opportunity Scholarship.


 

Resources

Setting up a Proctor or Additional Test Coordinator Account Quick Start Guide
WorkKeys online practice test
Calculator Policy
Understanding Your WorkKeys Scores
Using Your WorkKeys Scores