Presentation on theme: "WorkKeys Coming February 2014. Who should take the Workkeys assessment? The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recently informed districts."— Presentation transcript:
Who should take the Workkeys assessment? The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recently informed districts that 12th graders who are Career & Technical Education concentrators (4 credits in a CTE pathway) will be required to take the WorkKeys test during the month of February. Lee County Schools has chosen to test ALL SENIORS. The WorkKeys system from ACT is being used in high schools across the state and throughout the country to help ensure that students have the skills they need to be college and career ready.
Workkeys What is WorkKeys? The WorkKeys® Assessment System is a comprehensive system for measuring the common skills required for success in the workplace. Students will be tested in three areas: ◦Applied Math ◦Reading for comprehension ◦Locating information Therefore the WorkKeys System can allow you to identify individuals who have the basic skills (Reading, Math, locating information) required to be successful in a given position or career. When properly used, businesses can make hiring and promotion decisions based on WorkKeys with confidence and security.
The WorkKeys System is Nationwide The WorkKeys Assessment System is rapidly becoming the nationwide standard for measuring and communicating basic workplace skills. It is currently in use in all 50 states in the United States. The WorkKeys System was developed by ACT, Inc., the creators of the college entrance exam. Students can earn Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum certificates depending on how high they score on each test. The higher a student scores determines the percent of careers that student is qualified for.
Understanding Workkeys scores Certificate LevelLevel Score Requirements Percentage of Qualified Jobs in the WorkKeys Database PlatinumMinimum of 6 on each of the three tested areas Examinee has the necessary foundational skills for 95% of the jobs in the WorkKeys database GoldMinimum of 5 on each of the three tested areas Examinee has the necessary foundational skills for 90% of the jobs in the WorkKeys database SilverMinimum of 4 on each of the three tested areas Examinee has the necessary foundational skills for 65% of the jobs in the WorkKeys database BronzeMinimum of 3 on each of the three tested areas Examinee has the necessary foundational skills for 35% of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
Frequently asked questions… When are we testing? February 4 th. Where are we testing? See you STING advisor for your test room. Can I use a calculator? Yes, but you must bring your own. Is the test done online? No Do I have to take the test? Yes What do I need to bring to the test? A calculator and your picture ID. For more information see Mrs. Poole.