About the Business Writing Assessment Test

The Business Writing Assessment measures your ability to write clearly. Employers want their employees written communication to be direct, grammatically correct and easy to read. Components of the test include sentence structure, mechanics, grammar, word usage, tone and word choice, organization and focus, and development of ideas.


Business Writing Assessment Test Content

The Business Writing Assessment test consists of 1 prompt. The length of the Internet Version and Paper-and-pencil version is 30 minutes. There are 5 skill levels. Level 1 is the least complex and Level 5 is the most complex. At each new level, you will need to demonstrate more competence than they do at the previous levels. You will be given a passage in which you will need to read and then write a response. You will be judged on the following:

  • Development of Content measures the degree to which the response includes examples and details that develop the main ideas.
  • Organization/Focus measures the degree to which the response is clearly and logically organized and consistently maintains focus.
  • Word Choice/Tone/Style measures the extent to which the word choice is clear, varied, and precise and tone and style are business-appropriate.
  • Grammar/Usage/Word Order/Word Form measures the extent to which errors in grammar, usage, word order, and word form interfere with communication.
  • Spelling/Punctuation/Capitalization measures the extent to which errors in spelling, punctuation, and capitalization interfere with communication.

Business Writing Assessment Test Prep

Familiarizing yourself with the test will increase your chances of acing the exam. We are currently working on a WorkKeys Business Writing Assessment practice test to prepare you for success on the exam.


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