WorkKeys Assessments Approved for WIOA by NRS
The ACT® WorkKeys® Applied Math and Workplace Documents Assessments have been approved by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) for use in the National Reporting System (NRS) for measuring educational functioning level gains in adult education and are eligible for use under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for adult basic education programs.
The formal announcement appeared in the July 13, 2023, Federal Register and combines all the current information published to date in one place.
WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.
Maximize Your WIOA Funding
Leverage Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program funds to use WorkKeys Applied Math and Workplace Documents Assessments to report federally required measurable skill gains, alongside providing your adult learners the benefits of:
- applying real-world use to classroom coursework;
- building confidence with offering a stackable certification program;
- verifying their skills meet the needs of employers using a skills-based career navigation tool aligned with occupational profile benchmarks; and
- being prepared to successfully transition to postsecondary education and training, including the opportunity to earn college credit at many institutions.
Offer Your Learners a Nationally Recognized Credential
WorkKeys Applied Math and Workplace Documents constitute two of the three assessments that contribute to earning an ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC®). Learners can add the WorkKeys Graphic Literacy Assessment and earn their WorkKeys NCRC®—joining more than 5 million emerging and current workforce professionals who have earned the WorkKeys NCRC and found workplace success. With over 28,000 employers who recognize the NCRC, learners can promote their skills as a work readiness credential that employers value.
Educational Functioning Level Benchmarks
The table below illustrates the Educational Functioning Level Benchmarks of the WorkKeys Assessments approved for MSGs by NRS.
|NRS Educational Functioning Level Benchmarks|
|Education Functioning Levels||WorkKeys Workplace Documents Scale Scores on Workplace Document Forms 014, 015, 016, and 017||WorkKeys Applied Math Scale Scores on Applied Math Forms 018, 019, 020, and 021|
|Level 1: Beginning ABE Literacy
|Level 2: Beginning Basic Education
|Level 3: Low Intermediate Basic Education
|Level 4: High Intermediate Basic Education
|Level 5: Low Adult Secondary Education
|Level 6: High Adult Secondary Education