Free ACT Test WorkKeys Assessment
New this school year, all Seaman High School juniors will be able to take the ACT test on February 20, 2019 and the WorkKeys assessment on February 21, 2019 during the school day--for free! Also, (this year only) seniors who have not taken the ACT yet may also take advantage of these free options.
The ACT test gauges a student’s readiness for success in the first year of college. This is a great opportunity for every junior who is planning to go to college or still undecided. Students can also make themselves visible to colleges with the potential of scholarship offers by taking the tests.
The ACT WorkKeys assessments have been used for more than two decades to measure essential workplace skills and help people build career pathways. WorkKeys measures foundational skills, including both hard and soft skills. Every junior in Kansas will have the opportunity to earn an ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate. There are three assessments required to qualify for the certificate, ACT WorkKeys applied math; ACT WorkKeys workplace documents; and ACT WorkKeys graphic literacy.
The Kansas Department of Education recommends that all juniors – as well as those seniors who didn’t have an opportunity to take the assessments during the 2017-2018 school year – take both assessments.
Students will have the opportunity to opt-out of one, or both, assessments. Students will receive an electronic form to select their assessments (or opt-out) by the first week of November. Please have a conversation with your student(s) about these assessments so they know how to complete this form.