Benefits to Educators

Measures Student Performance

Educators use WorkKeys to document student’s abilities and improvement over the course of their education. WorkKeys score reports provide Level and Scale Scores. Level scores can be used for selection, promotion, or other individual high-stakes purposes. The scores are designed to be used with a job-profiling process for employee selection purposes. Scale scores are generally used by education institutions to identify changes in scores from one testing time to another. They are also used to meet guidelines for funding purposes. Scale scores are not to be used for hiring or promotion decisions.

Meets the Job Skills Employers Need

Educators can develop more efficient teaching strategies to improve students’ success in a variety of jobs, by identifying gaps between student skills and employment needs. WorkKeys helps educators ensure that students enter the work world with the foundational skills needed in any field they choose.

Students Do Improve Their Workplace Skills

Students who take more rigorous coursework have been found to improve their workforce and college readiness. Every student should leave high school with a ticket to the future. Educators must encourage students to take rigorous high school courses, monitor their academic progress, make timely interventions, and communicate early and often how well they are progressing toward their goals.

Students Take WorkKeys Seriously

WorkKeys is a tool that students use to identify skill levels for various occupations and career interests. Students can see a direct relationship between skill levels required in occupations that they are interested in and the skills they have acquired. Students can use our career skills lookup to explore occupations based on their WorkKeys scores. Graduates who can document their readiness for work have better chances of being hired into the workforce.

Students Understand Employment Opportunities

By administrating WorkKeys to students, educators can tailor counseling by focusing on student skills and realistic employment opportunities. Students can improve their success in a variety of jobs by having the skills needed by local employers