Update: Senior CTE Concentrators will take the ACT Workkeys test on Wednesday, April 14th at 8:45am. Please check your school email for more information.
All About WorkKeys
There are 3 separate tests, Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. Each take 45 minutes. You can score from 3 to 7 on each test. For the Math you will be given a formula sheet. You can qualify for a National Career Readiness Certificate. Here are some General tips:
- Read the full question
- Go to the question and take it apart- read it before you look at the graphic
- Scan graphic
- Pinpoint the answer
- RTFQ again
- Almost every graphic contains a ton of info you won’t need- don’t waste your time trying to figure it out
- Letter of the day- pick one for answers you don’t know and stick to it
- There is no penalty for guessing- Don’t leave any blank!
- Work through the questions deliberately and carefully- don’t rush
- If a question stumps you, pick the LOTD and move on
- When there are 5 minutes left, fill in the LOTD for all blank questions
Here is a web site for you to try some practice questions: http://actworkkeys.weebly.com/
So how can you use this test?
- Watch a Youtube video about it here.
- It gives you a Career Certification
- Include WorkKeys scores on your resume and job applications and include it in job interviews
- Search for jobs by your skill level using this web site: keytrain.com/profile_search/
- It can help you get into some community college programs and get work during school
- ACT WorkKeys Information: act.org/workkeys
- Understanding WorkKeys Scores: act.org/workkeys/assess/understanding.html
- Using Your WorkKeys Scores: act.org/workkeys/careerseekers/scores.html
Online Practice Tests:
- Go to: ACT WorkKeys Practice Tests
- Find Online Practice Tests in the left toolbar, click that.
- Click on Select a Practice Test
- Create an account for ACT WorkKeys
- Scroll down click on Select a new Title
- Select and launch a practice test for any of the three: Applied Math, Workplace Documents, or Graphic Literacy
- Once you start a practice test you need to finish it or you will lose your answers, however you should be able to take them as many times as you want to.
- Use your scores to focus your studies on the section(s) you scored lowest on