WorkKeys Taken on Paper: Michigan

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.

  • Test Window 1: April 14, 2022
  • Test Accommodations Test Window 1: April 14 - 27, 2022
  • Test Window 2: April 28, 2022
  • Test Accommodations Test Window 2: April 28, 2022 - May 4, 2022


Helpful Links

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ACT General Questions:
800.553.6244, ext. 2800
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800.553.6244, ext. 1788

State Code: 23

State Policy Questions:

Step 1: Orientation

Before Testing: Get started with your testing program.

Learn about Test Formats and Policies


  • What's New 
  • Testing Policies and Information (manual section - select the first result listed after apply search filters) (coming soon)

Manage Participation


calendarNovember 1 - December 3, 2021


  • PearsonAccessnext 
    PearsonAccessnext is the web application used by testing staff (i.e., test coordinators) to complete managing participation.



Select Test Staff 




Tip: Pay close attention to the dates that ACT is asking you to select on the Manage Participation screen.

Tip: All enrolled students need to be uploaded into the OEAA Secure Site by the date listed on your Schedule of Events.

Step 2: Configuration

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

Verify Enrollment Counts:


  • Verify student information and order additional materials via the OEAA Secure Site


Tip: If you need to order additional materials, be sure to do so by the additional order date listed on your Schedule of Events

Step 3: Accommodation

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

Learn about Accessibility  Supports


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



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.

Order Test Materials


 calendar Order Test Materials (coming soon)


Complete Non-Test Activities


  • Non-Test Activities (manual section – select the first result listed after applying search filters)

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


 Prepare Your Facility, Staff, and Test Materials



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.

Step 5: Administration

During Testing: Have a successful test administration.

Administer the Test


calendarTest Window 1 Standard Time Administration Date: April 14, 2022

calendarTest Window 1 Accommodations Administration Window: April 14-27, 2022

calendarTest Window 2 Standard Time Administration Date: April 28, 2022

calendarTest Window 2 Accommodations Administration Window: April 28 - May 4, 2022


Administration Manuals

Administration Forms


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


calendarTest Window 1 Standard Time Testing Materials Receipt Deadline: April 25, 2022

calendarTest Window 1 Accommodations Testing Materials Receipt Deadline: May 6, 2022

calendarTest Window 2 Standard Time Testing Materials Receipt Deadline: May 9, 2022

calendarTest Window 2 Accommodations Testing Materials Receipt Deadline: May 13, 2022



Tip: 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.

Step 7: Interpretation

After Testing: Interpret score reports and test data.

 Access and Understand Score Reports


calendarSee your Score Report Schedule for release dates



Activity: 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

creating an account or accessing an existing account at

Tip: Examinees can use the Occupational Profiling Database to search for careers that match their ACT WorkKeys scores.