North CarolinaWorkKeys Training http://www.act.org/stateservices/northcarolina
Presentation • About ACT • WorkKeys Overview • Test Administration Guidelines • WorkKeys Paper/Pencil & Internet Version
ACT, Inc. Mission: “Helping People Achieve Education and Workplace Success”
Work Readiness System • Job Analysis • Define Your Workforce • Assessments • Assess Your Workforce • Training & Curriculum • Develop Your Workforce • Certification • Certify Your Workforce • Research & Analytics • Understand Your Workforce
Who uses WorkKeys • Secondary Education • Employers • Community Colleges • Workforce Agencies • Corrections
Training & Curriculum KeyTrain® is an interactive learning tool for developing and improving the applied workplace skills defined by the WorkKeys system. The core curriculum is complemented by reporting capabilities, diagnostic tools, and soft skills curriculum.
Training & Curriculum KeyTrain provides a self-paced curriculum to help individuals fill their skills gap 6 6 Skills Gap 5 5 5 5 KeyTrain Skills Gap Individual Results 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 Job Profile Applied Mathematics Reading for Information Locating Information Call: (877) 842-6205 www.keytrain.com
Certification Certify Your Workforce The NCRC™ is a credential that is: • Evidence-based • Industry-recognized • Portable • Used to document essential skills linked to workplace success • Awarded at four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum
1% 18% 47% 21% Percentage of U.S. Examinees Earning The Certificate Source: ACT research based on 1,837,880 examinees.
Job Qualification of Certificate Holders (Essential Foundational Skills) 99% 93% 67% 16% Source: ACT JobPro Data 2006-2010
WorkKeys Skills for Jobs Profiled National Career Readiness Certificate *Numbers are based on analysis of 5,618 jobs profiled from 2006 to 2010 in the ACT JobPro database.
The National Career Readiness Certificate Locating Information Reading for Information Applied Mathematics 77% of profiled jobs utilize all of these skills *Numbers are based on analysis of 5,618 jobs profiled from 2006 to 2010 in the ACT JobPro database.
North Carolina Testing Will assess using: Reading for Information Applied Mathematics Locating Information
ACT policies and procedures Protect integrity of testing program Protect you from allegations
WHO administersWorkKeys tests? Authorized personnel only Trained in standardized test administration Qualified, reliable proctors 1 per 25 maximum
WHERE does test administration take place? Testing rooms appropriate seating facing forward no distractions
During Testing Read only Manual Walk around room Discourage prohibited behavior answer questions Must not engage in non-test related activities: Read books Talk casually No food or drink in test room
Admitting Examinees Direct examinees to seats Alphabetical OK Left/right and front/back Be “directive” about it • Personal recognition by staff • Not friends or parents • Not via phone calls • Current official photo ID
Assessments • Internet Version • All NC high school testing is to be done with WorkKeys Internet Version where possible. • Paper-and-Pencil Assessments • For accommodations and in cases where Internet Version is not possible.
Scheduling Considerations • Number of students • Three assessments per student • Availability of computers
Match Criteria Month of birth Last name Day of birth Examinee ID First name
Attributes/Local Items • School Code • LEA
Equipment for Testing Basic four function calculator Wooden pencil with good eraser www.actstudent.org Collect and shred!
Irregularities Technical issues Examinee illnesses Irrational behavior Document everything! Prohibited behaviors Creating disturbance Giving/receiving help Calculator issues Cell phone If securitybreach Call ACT 800/967-5539 ASAP!
Paper/Pencil • Supervisors Manual: http://www.act.org/workkeys-private/manuals/SupervisorsManual.pdf • Ordering materials • December 1 – January 6 • Form available on website
Completing the Answer Document • ID Number in box 3 is the NC Wise Student Number • Same number as the Examinee ID number used with WorkKeys Internet Version • Local Items must be completed
Exact timing of paper and pencil tests Use more than one timepiece Time each room individually No “central” timing Don’t miss 5-minute warning
Checking in materials for paper and pencil testing • Pack/Return Slip • Note Discrepancies • Secure Storage • Save boxes
Security of materials for paper and pencil testing Check-in immediately “Two Lock Rule” Treat as you would a large sum of $MONEY $ Documented “Chain of Custody”
Accommodations Requests Documentation (must submit prior to testing): • collect, review, keep • note link between disability and ability to take the test • determine appropriate accommodation • Report of Accommodated Assessment (www.act.org/workkeys-private/reference)
Other Accommodations Available for Paper and Pencil Testing Reader Sign Language Interpreter Braille Extended time
Electronic Reporting for paper and pencil tests • Very important - sign up • An email will be sent with your URL, User ID and Password. • An email will be sent when reports are ready to download. • 10 days to download reports.
User ID/Examinee ID • Examinee ID • Part of the 5 match criteria • NC Wise Student Number • User ID • Must be unique • Add 99 to the end of the current NC Wise student number.
Password • 8 digit birthday • June 20, 1995 • 06201995
Technical Requirements http://www.act.org/workkeys/tech/index.html Check your sustained bandwidth – 256K per workstation
Internet Accommodations • Extended time only • Time and a half • Double time • Three hours
WorkKeys Internet Version 2. Groups • Create a group 3.Batch Load • Add to group • Group Registration • Group Authorization • 1. Create a single registration • Authorize • Launch • Instant Report • 4. Reports Portal
How does it work? Registration Authorize Test Report
Internet Version Access Administrator and Proctor URL: https://vtc.act.org/9999999 Examinee URL: https://rsp.act.org/9999999 Site administrator User ID and Password
Quick Start Guides/Training Modules www.act.org/workkeys-private/reference/ www.act.org/workkeys-private/admintraining/ User ID: Admin Password: Training