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ACT WorkKeys is an assessment that tests students’ job skills in applied reading, writing, mathematics and Essential Skills. Scores are based on job profiles that help employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. Students who score at the bronze level (at least 3) in Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents earn the ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate.
Students must score at least a "3" or bronze level in ALL THREE ASSESSMENTS in order to demonstrate career and college readiness. Businesses recognize ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate, not individual tests.
Implementation Strategies and Promising Practices
Students can learn more about the ACT WorkKeys assessment:
- Sample Questions
- Online Practice Test
Mesa County, including Mesa County Valley District 51 High Schools, is a certified Work Ready Community. Read about the collaboration between the Mesa County Workforce Center and D51 Schools. More than 150 employers in Mesa County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC.
Career Exploration Tool: www.findyourfuture.us. The Mesa County Workforce Center (in conjunction with the D51 schools) has completed a website designed to engage students and equip them with the knowledge needed to make an educated decision about their career path.