About the WorkKeys Workplace Observations

The WorkKeys Workplace Observations assessment measures skills in observing, following, understanding and evaluating processes, demonstrations and other on the job procedures. Observation skills play an important role in the success of workplace training and are critical to job performance and learning. The test is administered by computer. You will presented with directions, tutorial and help screen when taking the exam. When the test starts you will be presented with a scenario. Each scenario is shown one at a time and you will not get to view it more again.


Workplace Observations Test Content

The Workplace Observations test consists of 12 scenarios. The test is only avaliable in the Internet Version and will have a time limit of 55 minutes. The test covers five skill levels. Level 1 is the simplest skill level and Level 5 is the highest and most complex level.
Below is list of the levels and some of the skills they measure.

  • Level 1 - Following the Observed: You will observe and imitate all or parts of a simple demonstration, process, or procedure.
  • Level 2 - Interpreting the Observed: You will be required to interpret simple instructions, demonstrations, processes, or procedures.
  • Level 3 - Synthesizing the Observed: You will have to be able to combine more than one step that has been presented in an observed demonstration, procedure, or process while filtering multiple distractions that may make remembering details difficult.
  • Level 4 - Analyzing the Observed: You will need to make inferences, anticipate outcomes, and/or extrapolate information from an observed demonstration, procedure, or process.
  • Level 5 - Evaluating the Observed: You will evaluate which alternative is best based on a previous observation and make evaluative judgments about what has been observed.

Workplace Observations Test Prep

Familiarizing yourself with the test will prepare you for the exam, and will increase your chances of acing the exam. We are currently working on a WorkKeys Workplace Observations practice test so you can prepare for the exam.