WorkKeys Online: Arkansas

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  (coming soon) contains all dates and deadlines for your test event. Check it frequently to ensure you're on track for a successful administration.

Fall Online Testing Window
  • Testing Window: September 12 - December 15, 2022
 

Helpful Links

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ACT General Questions:
800.967.5539
email

State Policy Questions:
501-682-4558
AR LiveBinder Website

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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calendar (coming soon)

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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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Tip: Review the new Accessibility Support Guide if you have questions about the accommodations and supports available for ACT WorkKeys.

Provide Examinees Test Prep Information

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Prepare Your Facility, Staff and Test Materials

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  • Test Facilities (manual section – select the first listed after applying search filters) 
  • Test Staff (manual section – select the first listed after applying search filters) 
  • Test Materials (manual section – select the first listed after applying search filters)
  • Test Administration (manual section – select the first listed after applying search filters)

Training:

  • WorkKeys Online Test Administration Training (webinar) (coming soon)
  • WorkKeys Online Test Administration Training (document) (coming soon)

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.

Tip: After training, be sure to have staff fill out the Test Site Manual Verification Form. This form is required for all staff and must be completed before testing.

Administer the Test

Fall Dates:

calendar Standard Time Administration Window: September 12 - December 15, 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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WorkKeys Testing Irregularity Report (webform)

 

Tip: Test coordinators should ensure completeness and accuracy of all test day documentation. Keep this documentation on file for one year, but nothing needs to be returned to ACT.

Access and Understand Score Reports

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calendarSpring Score Report Schedule (document)

calendar Fall Score Report Schedule (coming soon)

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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 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.