WorkKeys Taken on Paper: Kansas

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 -  Upload student data records; verify enrollment for test materials; order test materials.

Step 3: Accommodation - Learn about accessibility supports; request accommodations and/or supports; request reconsideration or late consideration.

Step 4: Preparation -  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 Test Dates:

  • Test Window 1: October 5, 2022
  • Test Accommodations Window 1: October 5-17, 2022
  • Test Window 2: October 19, 2022
  • Test Accommodations Window 2: October 19-31, 2022
  • Test Window 3: November 2, 2022
  • Test Accommodations Window 3: November 2-14, 2022

 

 

 

Documents will be replaced as they become available for Fall 2022 testing

Helpful Links

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ACT General Questions:
800.553.6244, ext. 2800
contact form

State Code: 17

State Policy Questions:
Kansas State Department of Education
(785) 296-3201
website

Learn about Test Formats and Policies

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Select Test Dates and Verify Shipping Information

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calendarAugust 1 - 26, 2022

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Select Test Staff and Set Up Accounts

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Tip: When the district test coordinator changes the school test coordinator in PearsonAccessnext, remember to deactivate the existing test coordinator's user account. Updates need to be completed in two places; the manage contacts screen and creating a new user account.

Upload Student Data Records (SDU File)

Verify Enrollment Counts

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calendarAugust 1 - 26, 2022

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Tip: You can track test materials shipments using Orders & Shipment Tracking. See the View Status and Shipment Information section in the PearsonAccessnext User Guide.

Learn about Accessibility Supports

Arrange for Accommodations and/or English Learner (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.

Order Test Materials

Dates:

calendarTest Window 1: August 1 - 26, 2022

calendarTest Window 2: October 5 - 7, 2022 

calendarTest Window 3: October 19 - 21, 2022

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Tip: You can track test materials shipments using Orders & Shipment Tracking. See the View Status and Shipment Information section in the PearsonAccessnext User Guide.

Complete Non-Test Activities

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Tip: Decide whether examinees will complete the demographics portion of their answer document in a non-test session before test day or as the first part of their test session on test day. If before test day, schedule a time for a non-test session. If on test day, be sure to account for this time in your testing schedule.

Provide Examinees Test Prep Information

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ACT WorkKeys Curriculum

ACT WorkKeys Curriculum helps individuals build the essential career-relevant skills needed for learning, personal development, and effective job performance. It's the only curriculum built from the ground up to align with the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT NCRC) assessments. The courses are delivered via a personalized, mobile-based learning management system. The platform delivers a meaningful learning experience and provides users with a customized study schedule and detailed instructional content. This is an additional offering that the districts & schools are responsible for paying for.

Prepare Your Facility, Staff, and Test Materials

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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.

Update Examinee Information

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calendar September 5 - November 13, 2022

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Activity: Administer the Test

Dates:

calendarTest Window 1: Standard Time Administration Window: October 5, 2022

calendarTest Window 1: Accommodations Testing Window: October 5 - 17, 2022

calendarTest Window 2: Standard Time Administration Window: October 19, 2022

calendarTest Window 2: Accommodations Testing Window: October 19 - 31, 2022

calendarTest Window 3: Standard Time Administration Window: November 2, 2022

calendarTest Window 3: Accommodations Testing Window: November 2 - 14, 2022

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Administration Forms
Administration Manuals
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.

Return Test Materials

Dates:

calendarTest Window 1 - Standard Time Materials Receipt Deadline: October 14, 2022

calendarTest Window 1 - Accommodations Materials Receipt Deadline: October 26, 2022

calendarTest Window 2 - Standard Time Materials Receipt Deadline: October 28, 2022

calendarTest Window 2 - Accommodations Materials Receipt Deadline: November 9, 2022

calendarTest Window 3 - Standard Time Materials Receipt Deadline: November 11, 2022

calendarTest Window 3 - Accommodations Materials Receipt Deadline: November 23, 2022

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Note: Test coordinators should verify completeness and accuracy of materials received from room supervisors before returning them to ACT. Check that all Test Administration Forms are filled out and check that the test form code is properly gridded on each answer document.

Tip: Test coordinators need to completely fill out the front of the processing envelope(s).

Tip: Do not return unused answer documents; keep those for makeup testing from initial test date.

Tip: Return materials for all accommodations examinees together at the end of the testing window. Do not return individual materials as they are completed.

Tip: If you received any additional orders, the return shipping labels received with these orders will require you to fill in your high school name and code. These fields are already completed on initial order labels..

Access and Understand Score Reports

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calendarFall 2022 - Score Report Schedule for ACT WorkKeys (web content) (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 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.