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As of June 1, 2017, all customers will need to complete an updated standard agreement for access to the new assessments.

If you have any question on this process, or do not receive a notice by June 15, please contact Customer Care at 800.967.5539 or workkeys@act.org.

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Important Announcements

New WorkKeys Local Scan (Express Score replacement) is available! See more information on the Technical page.

All US customers need to be transitioned to the new ACT WorkKeys NCRC assessments by Oct 1. Click here if you have not signed an updated agreement.

Are you an international customer? Your products will not change. Please contact Customer Care with questions at 800-967-5539 or workkeys@act.org.
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Important Information
  • Online testing for Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents will be available June 1
    • The three new tests will be available for registration and administration online once customers have completed an updated Standard Agreement
  • Paper and Accommodated testing materials for the new tests will be available to order starting August 1
    • You may continue to order materials for the current tests until July 21
  • New ACT WorkKeys NCRC can be earned by examinees taking the three new tests starting June 1
  • PDFs can be generated in RegiSTAR for the new certificates as they are earned starting June 1
  • PDFs for all certificates can be generated for free by examinees in MyWorkKeys starting June 1
  • Spanish versions of Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents will be available starting September 1
  • Online Curriculum for Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents will be available starting September 1
  • New ACT WorkKeys Local Scan (Express Score replacement) available starting October 1
  • Listening for Information and Performance will no longer be available for online testing starting June 1
  • Listening and Writing and Teamwork paper tests will no longer be scored by ACT (either batch or Express Score) starting June 1




New ACT WorkKeys Curriculum is available!



We are excited to announce the new curriculum! Watch our webinar to see an overview and demo!

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We are excited to announce the new curriculum! WorkKeys® Curriculum helps students build the essential career-relevant skills needed for learning, personal development and effective job performance. It is the only curriculum built from the ground up to align with the recently updated WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate® Assessments. The following courses are available on the new mobile-based learning management platform:
  • Applied Math
  • Graphic Literacy
  • Workplace Documents
Watch our webinar to see an overview and demo!

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Attend the ACT Workforce Summit!



Register today for the ACT Workforce Summit!

The event will held November 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas.

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Join us in Austin, TX November 8-10 for the ACT Workforce Summit!

ACT is committed to a workforce built to sustain and grow our economy by providing the tools and support needed to develop the workforce employers want. This year’s ACT Workforce Summit will Connect, Stack, and Build to strengthen the nation’s employment base as we convene with workforce professionals, economic developers, educators, industry associations, employers, and ACT Work Ready Community leaders.

Connect with colleagues to share ideas on how to bring employers and job seekers together to grow your community.

Stackable credentials help develop and document the skilled workforce necessary to give communities a competitive advantage.

Build partnerships using the framework developed by ACT to help workforce and economic development groups create the skilled workforce employers need.

Registration is now open! Learn more

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Investing in ACT WorkKeys for continued workplace success



In the summer of 2017, ACT will launch new updated versions of the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) assessments and credential, as well as the aligned curriculum, test prep and job profiling products and services.

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ACT remains steadfastly committed to the workforce market and its mission to help people achieve workplace success. This commitment is reflected in the unprecedented investment ACT is now making in our WorkKeys program. This investment will ensure the continued progress of WorkKeys to best help you achieve your goals for years to come.

In the summer of 2017, ACT will launch new updated versions of the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) assessments and credential, as well as the aligned curriculum, test prep and job profiling products and services.

Specific enhancements, in direct response to customer feedback, include:
  • New and updated skills and item content to better reflect today's jobs
  • New and improved assessment delivery platform to be more stable, faster
  • New Locating Information scale scores and improved item presentation
  • Fully aligned curriculum to better support skill development and test prep
The updated assessments will continue to measure the same core set of broadly relevant career readiness skills that have historically been measured by the NCRC assessments. The updated credential will continue to be a reliable signal of career readiness, trusted by job seekers, employers, and educators domestically as well as internationally.

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Updated WorkKeys Assessments Available Summer 2017



All WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate assessments and credential will be updated to ensure ongoing relevance and alignment to the changing skill requirements of today’s jobs.

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All WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate assessments and credential will be updated to ensure ongoing relevance and alignment to the changing skill requirements of today’s jobs. The updated assessments will be delivered on a new modernized delivery platform for stability, security and a better user experience.

Available June 2017:
  • ACT WorkKeys NCRC Assessments
    • ACT WorkKeys Applied Math (formerly Applied Mathematics)
    • ACT WorkKeys Graphic Literacy (formerly Locating Information)
    • ACT WorkKeys Workplace Documents (formerly Reading for Information)
  • ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC Credential)

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Applying Resources For Most Effective Impact



In order to continually pursue our mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success, ACT must occasionally prioritize development and support of solutions based on potential for national and international impact.

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In order to continually pursue our mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success, ACT must occasionally prioritize development and support of solutions based on potential for national and international impact.

As part of this effort, a number of ACT WorkKeys assessments will no longer be offered. These product sunsets were a necessary part of the increased commitment to the WorkKeys program. We are very proud of the value customers have found in each of our assessments and recognize that this change will be disruptive. However, these changes will allow ACT to focus resources on the next generation of career and workforce solutions.

The products will be discontinued in two phases.

Phase 1: 01 June 2017
  • Listening for Understanding
  • Listening and Writing
  • Performance
  • Teamwork
Phase 2: 01 June 2018
  • Observation
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