WorkKeys Online: Alabama

Test Administration Process Next Steps

Select your current phase of the test administration process to see resources related to that phase.

 

Step 1: Orientation - Learn about test formats and policies; select test dates and provide shipping information; select test staff and set up accounts.

Step 2: Configuration - verify enrollment for test materials.

Step 3: Accommodation - Learn about accessibility supports; request accommodations and/or supports; request qualified exceptions to the deadline.

Step 4: Preparation -  Order test materials; complete non-test activities; provide examinees test prep information; prepare your facility, staff, and materials; update examinee information.

Step 5: Administration - Administer the test.

Step 6: Transportation: Return test materials..

Step 7: Interpretation - Access and understand score reports; share reporting information with examinees.

Important Dates

Your Schedule of Events  contains all dates and deadlines for your test event. Check it frequently to ensure you're on track for a successful administration.

Spring Testing Window:

  • Testing Window 1: March 9 - 18, 2022

 

Documents will be replaced as they become available for Spring 2022 testing.

Helpful Links

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ACT General Questions:
800.967.5539
contact form

State Code: 01

State Policy Questions:
Alabama State Department of Education
Phone: 334.694.4817
Fax: 334.694.4981
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Learn about Test Formats and Policies

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Select Test Staff and Set Up Accounts

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Upload Student Data Records

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Tip: It is recommended to use the “groups” feature when doing a batch load for multiple examinees or for a group of examinees that will test at the same time.

Tip: When creating groups as part of the student data batch load process, limit the number of examinees in each group to 100 or less.

Complete Online Site Readiness

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Tip: Be sure to run a TAO System Check. Select Guest Access to start the system check.

Tip: If you want to practice setting up tests and other administration functions, do not use your live testing site. Use the training realm for all practice instances. Call 800.967.5539 if you need help gaining access to the training realm. 

Learn about Accessibility Supports

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Arrange for Accommodations and/or English Learner (EL) Supports

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Provide Examinees Test Prep Information

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Prepare Your Facility, Staff and Test Materials

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Tip: Remember to hold a training session with all testing staff before test day. This is required and is separate from the briefing session that happens on test day. Suggested topics to cover during the training session are in your administration manual.

 Administer the Test

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calendar Standard Time  and Accommodations Administration Window: March 9 - 18, 2022

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Administration Manuals

Supplements

Tip: Remember that examinee computers cannot use Internet Explorer (IE) to deliver the test in TAO. Chrome, Firefox, or Safari may be used.

Tip: Run a TAO System Check and Validation Test on all examinee computers before the test session to ensure they can properly access and deliver the tests. To save time, you may want to run the Validation Test before the TAO System Check because if you are successful in launching a sample mini test, it won’t be necessary for you to run the TAO System Check.

Tip: If you are testing an examinee approved for English learner supports, print a copy of the ACT-Approved Bilingual Word-to-Word Dictionaries List (linked above) to verify at check in that the examinee’s dictionary can be used for testing.

Transfer Data

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Access and Understand Score Reports

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calendarSee your Score Report Schedule in Resources below for release dates

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Tip: The test coordinator can log in to Validus and use the Reports Portal to access ACT WorkKeys score reports. The ACT WorkKeys Online Reports Portal User Guide provides instructions for this feature. Score Reports Available in Online Reports Portal provides a list and description of all available reports

Share Reporting Information with Examinees

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Tip: Examinees who achieve a minimum score of three (3) or higher on each subject test may be eligible to receive an ACT® WorkKeys® NCRC®.
 
Tip: Examinees who earn an ACT WorkKeys NCRC can access test scores as well as view, print, and share their certificate by either creating an account or accessing an existing account at myworkkeys.com.
 
Tip: Examinees can use the Occupational Profiling Database to search for careers that match their ACT WorkKeys scores.