ERIC Number: ED381574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
The Work Keys System from the American College Testing Program is an innovative national system that provides a continuous structure for documenting and improving the workplace skills of individuals. By providing individuals with reliable information about their own skill levels and the levels required for jobs, Work Keys can help individuals make solid career decisions. An integrated four-component system has been designed to facilitate communication through: (1) assessment; (2) job and occupational profiling; (3) reporting services; and (4) instructional support. The assessment component measures worker skills with regard to applied mathematics and technology, reading and listening, information gathering, and teamwork. Job profiling identifies the skill levels needed for various jobs. Scoring and reporting services make the assessment and profiling information available to organizations and individuals. Instructional support comes from the targets for instruction identified for each skill area. Work Keys services are offered through licensed Work Keys service centers to be established in a number of locations. Eight figures and a table support the discussion. A sign-up sheet for pretesting is enclosed. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers: Instructional Support; Work Keys (ACT)