WorkKeys Taken on Paper: North Carolina

Important Dates

Fall Testing

Testing Window: November 16 - December 15, 2020 (weekdays)
Material Ordering Window: September 14 - October 9, 2020

 

 

Contact Information

ACT General Questions:
ACT WorkKeys: 800.525.3731, press 4 for WorkKeys
WorkKeys Contact Form

 

State Policy Questions:
Please contact your Regional Accountability Coordinator (RAC).

 

Test Administration Process Overview

Select your current phase of the test administration process to see resources related to that section, or simply scroll down the page.

  1. Orientation - Get oriented with the testing program.
  2. Configuration - Configure testing setup and systems.
  3. Verification - Verify needs for accommodations and supports.
  4. Preparation - Prepare for testing.
  5. Administration - Administer the test successfully.
  6. Transportation -  Transport materials and data back to ACT.
  7. Interpretation - Interpret score reports and test data.

Orientation

Get oriented with the testing program.

Activity: Make Staff Arrangements

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Activity: Manage Participation

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Activity: Verify the Shipping Address

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Activity: Learn about ACT WorkKeys

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Configuration

Configure testing setup and systems.

Activity: Verify Enrollment for Test Materials

1. Verify the enrollment for test materials in PearsonAccessnext listed for:
  • Standard Time Testing (if approved)
  • Accessibility supports
2. Check that all newly-enrolled students are in PearsonAccessnext by going to Setup, then Students
3. Enroll/unenroll examinees if the enrollment is not accurate

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Tip: To verify accessibilty supports counts, run an Accommodations and Supports Roster in PearsonAccessnext.

Activity: Order Test Materials

  • Additional standard time materials for the initial test date
    • for an enrollment increase after the Verify Enrollment for Test Materials deadline
    • if after receiving materials, more are needed

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Tip: If additional materials are needed for examinees authorized to test with accessibility supports, call the ACT Accommodations team.

 

Verification

Verify needs for accommodations and/or supports.

Activity: Arrange 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.

Preparation

Prepare for testing.

Activity: Prepare for Testing

1. Complete Non-Test Activities

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2. Prepare Your Examinees

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3. Prepare Your Facility, Staff, and Test Materials

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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.

Administration 

Administer the test successfully.

Activity: Administer the Test

Resources to complete this activity:

Administration Manuals
Supplements

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

Transportation

Transport materials and data back to ACT.

Activity: Return Test Materials

Resources to complete this activity

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

Tip: Do not put more than 250 answer documents in each ACT Scoring Services envelope.

Interpretation

Interpret score reports and test data.

Activity: Access and Understand Score Reports

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Activity: Share Information with Examinees

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Activity: Student Resources

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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.

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.