WorkKeys Taken on Paper: Arkansas

Test Administration Process Next Steps

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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.

Fall Paper Testing Window
  • Testing Window - Standard: October 4 - December 15, 2021
  • Testing Window - Accommodations: October 4 - December 15, 2021

 

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 Paper Testing Window
  • Testing Window - Standard: February 14 - May 20, 2022
  • Testing Window - Accommodations: February 14 - May 20, 2022

 

Helpful Links

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Step 1: Orientation

Before Testing: Get started with your testing program.

Learn about Test Formats and Policies

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Provide Shipping Information

Select Test Staff and Set Up Accounts

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Step 2: Configuration

Before Testing: Ensure systems are set up and data is submitted for testing.

Order Test Materials

Fall Dates:

calendarTest Window: (Accommodations and/or Supports): September 13 - November 24, 2021

Spring Dates:

calendarTest Window: (Accommodations and/or Supports) January 10 - May 6, 2022

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Tip: Order test materials as early as possible, at least two weeks before the scheduled test date.

Tip: If you already have an account for ordering PreACT test materials, use the same username and password to access the ACT WorkKeys materials ordering system

Step 3: Accommodation

Before Testing: Identify student needs for support, accommodations and/or Supports.

Learn about Accessibility Supports

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

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

Step 4: Preparation

Before Testing: Prepare students, staff, facilities, and materials for testing.

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:

 

Tip: Review the “Receipt and Check-In of Test Materials” section of the Test Coordinator Information Manual before receiving your shipment. Have it available to refer to while unpacking your test materials.

Tip: Remember to hold a training session with all testing staff (new and old) 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: Be sure to plan for all examinees to fill out the demographics portion of their answer sheet before testing

Step 5: Administration

During Testing: Have a successful test administration.

Administer the Test

Fall Dates:

calendar   Standard Accommodations Testing Window: October 4 - December 15, 2021

Spring Dates:

calendar   Standard Accommodations Testing Window: February 14 - May 20, 2022

 

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Administration Manual

Supplements:

Tip: Ensure you are using the correct materials for your test date. Using test booklets assigned for another test date will result in the cancellation of scores.

Tip: Make sure examinees properly grid the form code into the Test Form block on their answer documents. This is essential to the answer documents being scored properly.

Tip: If you are testing an examinee authorized for English learner supports, have the ACT-Authorized Bilingual Word-to-Word Dictionaries list handy to verify at check in that the examinee’s dictionary can be used for testing.

Step 6: Transportation

After Testing: Send materials and data back to ACT.

Return Test Materials

Fall Dates:

calendar  Call FedEX immediately after testing to schedule pickup

calendar  Receipt deadline no later than December 22, 2021

Spring Dates:

calendar  Call FedEX immediately after testing to schedule pickup

calendar  Receipt deadline no later than May 31,  2021

 

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Tip: Make sure to follow the instructions for return in the Administration Manual Supplement, not those in the manual.

Step 7: Interpretation

After Testing: Interpret score reports and test data.

Activity: Access and Understand Score Reports

Dates:

calendarSee your Score Report Schedule 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 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.