The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) test assessment is used in over 40 states to verify the employment skill level of job applicants. As an assessment of employable skills in three key skill areas, the NCRC has been issued to more than 2.3 million job applicants. The NCRC Certificate is a fully accepted credential of employment skills achievement, honored in most states.
It takes a passing score on three specific NCRC WorkKeys Assessment tests to obtain the NCRC. The three test topics that are generally acknowledged by employers to be essential for job success include: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information.
You will encounter a timed, multiple choice format in each of the three assessments. The questions are all focused directly on everyday employment situations. There are three different ways to do the NCRC testing:
The score that you achieve on your Assessments will determine your Certificate level.
The cognitive skills that are measured through the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics Assessment involve:
You may use conversion tables and a calculator. The test administrator will provide you with a formula sheet. There are different national career readiness certificate levels. At Level 3, you will find basic arithmetic problems. By contrast, at Level 7, you will be faced with questions involving multiple steps, conversion tables and formulas.
The cognitive skills assessed through the Locating Information test include:
The NCRC test questions may require the insertion of information into, or extraction of information from, various graphics such as:
|Instrument gauges||Floor plans||Flow charts|
There are six levels included in this test. Level 3 basically involves reading a single gauge; whereas Level 6 contains complex graphics, interrelationships between graphics, application of information to a particular scenario and the use of information to determine conclusions.
The cognitive skills measured in the Reading for information test are:
The fundamental requirement of WorkKeys Reading for Information Assessment involves the ability to read and apply work-related texts in completing a job. You will encounter:
|Business letters||Bulletins||Memos||Policy statements|
Keep in mind that all material contained in this assessment is in word format only.
You will encounter a seven-level test. Level 3 involves simple, short and direct sentences and paragraphs. The vocabulary is commonplace, and the tasks are easy. You will not be asked to formulate conclusions. Level 7 raises the bar to complex sentences and writing styles. The vocabulary and instructions are complicated, and the paragraphs are flooded with details.
JobTestPrep will prepare you with National Career Readiness Certificate practice tests as well as study guides and detailed explanations to the answers. Preparing for the test can be the difference between attaining the certificate and needing to take it again.
|WorkKeys Assessment Test||Work Readiness Skills Test|
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