WorkKeys Taken on Paper: 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 Paper Testing Window
  • Testing Window - Accommodations: September 12 - December 15, 2022


Helpful Links

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Learn about Test Formats and Policies



Provide Shipping Information

Select Test Staff and Set Up Accounts



Order Test Materials

Fall Dates:

calendarTest Window: (Accommodations and/or Supports) (coming soon)



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

Learn about Accessibility Supports


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


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

Provide Examinees Test Prep Information


Prepare Your Facility, Staff, and Test Materials


  • 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)


  • Order Materials and Test Administration Training (webinar) (coming soon)
  • Order Materials and Test Administration Training (document) (coming soon)


Tip: Review the “Receipt and Check-In of Test Materials” section of the WorkKeys Administration Manual for Paper testing 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

Administer the Test

Fall Dates:

calendar   Standard Accommodations Testing Window: (coming soon)


Administration Manual


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.

Return Test Materials

Fall Dates:

calendar  Call FedEx immediately after testing to schedule pickup

calendar  Receipt deadline no later than (coming soon)


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

Activity: Access and Understand Score Reports


calendar Spring Score Report Schedule (document)

calendar Fall Score Report Schedule (coming soon)




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



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