What are the WorkKeys® Assessments?
ACT WorkKeys® assessments measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace and help measure the workplace skills that can affect job performance. The three WorkKeys® Tests required for admission to all of our Career Training Programs are Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents.
More information can be found here
Required benchmarks that need to be met:
- Applied Math -Level 4
- Graphic Literacy -Level 4
- Workplace Documents -Level 4 (Police Academy, Fire Academy, EMT and FF II (FF I & II) require a Level 5)
Scores are valid for 5 years.
*The score ranges from Level <3 to Level 7
Exemptions to taking WorkKeys:
- Bachelor’s degree earned in the United States
- ACT composite score of at least 22 in the last 5 years
- ASVAB of at least 38 in the last 5 years
- Fire and Police students hired and sent by their employer
For full-time programs: contact Teresa Thurston, Career Specialist, for more information 513.612.5790 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For part-time programs: contact Vernocia Johnson, Part-Time Class Supervisor, for more information 513.612.7019 or email@example.com
For STNA/PCA classes: contact Sue Spradlin, Career Pathway Coordinator, for more information 513.612.6302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparing for the WorkKeys® Assessments:
Practice tests can be found on the Ohio Means Jobs website here
You are only permitted to take each WorkKeys® Test 4 times in a 12-month period with a required waiting period between the 3rd and 4th tests. If you need additional help preparing for the assessments contact Kim Barron at email@example.com.
How to Request Accommodations
To request accommodations, contact Kindy Evans, Test Center Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for information regarding documentation requirements and click here for the WorkKeys accommodations request form.
Ready to Schedule?
Call 513.771.8881 to schedule a test time.
At the time of registration, you will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $50.
There are no refunds available for WorkKeys registration. If you need to change your test date and you contact us at 513.771.8881 at least 24 hours before your scheduled test appointment, we offer a 1-time transfer to a future test date. If we don’t hear from you at least 24 hours before your scheduled test date, we are unable to offer a transfer. This policy is in place out of respect for our students and our staff. By missing your test, you prevent someone else from being able to schedule into that time slot.
General Testing Information:
- You must arrive 15 minutes before test time.
- Testers must present a valid, Government Issued Photo Signature ID to test.
- After registering for a test time, refer to the confirmation email for specific testing instructions.
*Personal calculator – a calculator is built into the Applied Math Assessment; however, you may use your own handheld calculator.
If you use your own handheld calculator you may only use it on the Applied Math Assessment and you must show the calculator to the Test Administrator prior to using it
Fair Testing Practices
ACT endorses the Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education and the Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement, which guides the conduct of those involved in educational testing. ACT is committed to ensuring that each of its testing programs upholds the guidelines in each Code. You may locate copies of these codes through the following organizations: • Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education: American Psychological Association (www.apa.org) • Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement: National Council on Measurement in Education (www.ncme.org).
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If you have a composite ACT score of 22 or higher in the past 5 years you can find your score here.
If you do not remember your login information, you can click "Forgot ID" to have your ID sent to your email. Then you can click "Forgot Password" to have a new one sent to your email. Once you log in it will ask you to reset your password then you can see your scores.
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