Educators

WorkKeys helps ensure that individuals are ready for work—and for life. If students are going to be adequately prepared for the workforce, they need to understand the requirements for jobs they are considering. WorkKeys helps students determine the skill levels required for various jobs.

Using WorkKeys in Your Classroom

Students can take WorkKeys assessments when they begin high school, typically in 9th grade. You can identify the appropriate coursework and training for the students based on their pre-testing scores. WorkKeys post-testing can be done with students in 11th or 12th grade. The same assessments should be used in pre- and post-testing to show the direct relationship of curriculum impact and learning. The WorkKeys Scale Scores are sensitive to subtle score changes and can be used to show growth over time and to provide group comparisons in outcomes measurement.

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