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What Are the WorkKeys Tests?

WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system measuring "real-world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success. There are nine foundational skill assessments and three soft skill assessments.

Nine Foundational Skill Assessments

Three Soft Skill Assessments


WorkKeys Test Format

There are two versions of WorkKey Tests - Pencil & Paper and an Internet Version.

Paper-and-Pencil WorkKeys

The Paper and Pencil WorkKeys assessments is used where computer access is not available. Some of the paper-and-pencil assessments are available in reader script, large-print and Braille. There is also a Captioned Video option for the Teamwork and Writing Assessments.

WorkKeys Internet Version

The WorkKeys Internet Version is a quick and convenient way to deliver assessments. You also receive score reports immediately after tests are completed. This version is available for all assessments except the Teamwork assessment.


WorkKeys Scores

The two different versions Paper and Pencil and Internet Version have different scoring systems.

The WorkKeys Paper and Pencil has three different score reports.

  • Memo to Examinee Report: documents your skill level for each assessment taken, describes tasks associated with each skill level, and suggests general strategies for improvement.
  • Summary Report: includes you score, along with a brief description of the achieved skill level for each assessment administered. The format of the report makes it easy to copy and attach to a job application.
  • Examinee Roster Report: includes assessment scores, demographic data, and job-related data for each examinee.

The WorkKeys Internet Version has 6 different score reports.

  • Individual Score Report: provides information about your scores and what it means to be at that skill level.
  • Individual Score vs. Profile Report: used to show a comparison of a required skill level with the skill level the examinee achieved. For example, a company may want this report if it is hiring for a job that has been job profiled and it knows the level required for a specific skill area. This report will print with the skill level required and the skill level of the applicant.
  • Group vs. Profile Report: displays the scores that a group of examinees achieved compared to a score that is required for a job.
  • Roster Score Report: a list of examinees, the tests they took and the scores they received.
  • Soft Skills Assessments List Reports: provides information for all Soft Skills Reports.
  • WorkKeys Data Export Report: provides a .csv file with all examinee and test results information except User ID and Password
  • Performance Assessment List Report

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate

The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is widely used by employers, educators, workforce developers, and others. NCRC is more than 2.8 millions ACT NCRCs have been issued nation-wide. The ACT NRCR measures and certifies the essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations. To earn an ACT NCRC, an examinee must successfully complete three ACT WorkKeys assessments: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. Learn more about the ACT NCRC Test.


Healthcare Assessment WorkKeys

The WorkKeys for Healthcare assessments include the following versions: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information. The test measures the same foundational skills as the standard version. The language used on the exam is specific to the healthcare industry. The Healthcare assessments are only available in the Internet Version.


Prepare for WorkKeys Test

The opportunity to optimize the WorkKeys assessment result is open to everyone. JobTestPrep offers practice tests for the NCRC WorkKeys tests.


What's Included

  • Two Applied Mathematics practice tests
  • Two Reading for Information practice tests
  • Two Locating Information practice tests
  • Two Applied Technology practice tests
  • 11 extra mathematics practice tests
  • 14 extra reading comprehension practice tests
  • Two video tutorials
  • Four basic math study guides
  • Secured payment
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