WorkKeys® Testing

The National Career Readiness Certificate WorkKeys assessment contains three parts:

Applied MathThe Applied Math assessment measures critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving techniques for situations that actually occur in today’s workplace. While individuals may use calculators and conversion tables to help with the problems on the assessment, math skills are still needed to think through them.

Graphic LiteracyWorkplace graphics come in a variety of formats, but all communicate a level of information. From charts to graphs, diagrams to floor plans, identifying what information is presented and understanding how to use it are critical to success. The Graphic Literacy assessment measures the skill needed to locate, synthesize, and use information from workplace graphics.

Workplace DocumentsEmployees need to be able to understand written text to do a job. The Workplace Documents assessment measures the skills people use when they read and use written text such as memos, letters, directions, signs, notices, bulletins, policies, and regulations on the job.

How to Prepare and Schedule Testing

Preparing for the Test 

  • Review the assessment characteristics and sample questions. 
  • Purchase an online practice test for $5 each. The practice test will look and feel like a real WorkKeys® test, which includes two sample questions at the beginning. Individuals will receive an estimate of the level score achieved at the end of the practice test.

CostThe cost of the National Career Readiness Certificate is $60. Individual sections of the test may be purchased for $22 per section. Testing for the National Career Readiness Certificate must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance by calling (989)328-1264.

SchedulingEach of these assessments must be scheduled in advance with the Student Success Center by calling 989-328-1264. The license for all of these tests may be purchased in the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Testers must provide a photo ID to the proctors in the testing center at the time of testing. The NCRC may require up to 10 days for results.

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