Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Exam
ACE ID:
ACTI-0001
Organization's ID:
J13AH; J11A1, J13AJ
Location:
Approved test sites
Length:
2.75 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Technical Mathematics for platinum level performance
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introduction to Information Literacy for platinum level performance
Credit is awarded based on the examinees level of achievement: Bronze level performance - no credit; Silver level performance - in the vocational category, 1 semester hour in Technical Mathematics and 1 semester hour in Introduction to Information Literacy (2 semester hours total); Gold level performance - in the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category 2 semester hours in Technical Mathematics and 2 semester hours in Introduction to Information Literacy (4 semester hours total); Platinum level performance - in the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category 3 semester hours in Technical Mathematics and 3 semester hours in Introduction to Information Literacy (6 semester hours total).
Description

Objective:

The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is an assessment-based credential comprised of the Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents assessments. It is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. It also assists workers in better understanding their foundational skill levels and may assist them in finding employment or training. The multiple-choice assessments measure foundational domains that are required for success in a wide variety of current jobs. The WorkKeys cognitive assessments are criterion-referenced assessments. Unlike the more commonly used norm-referenced assessments, WorkKeys test scores are not determined by the relationship of an examinee’s score to other examinees within a norm group. In WorkKeys, examinees are measured in terms of their ability to demonstrate competency in identified skill sets. As a result, an individual’s scores indicate the skills an examinee demonstrates in a given area or areas.

Skills Measured:

The NCRC measures the following areas of cognitive skill: Applied Math measures the ability to apply mathematic principles to math-related problems encountered in the workplace. Applied Math is a separate assessment containing 31 scored items and constitutes one-third of the NCRC program; Graphic Literacy measures the ability to find, interpret, analyze, and apply information presented in workplace graphics. Graphic Literacy is a separate assessment containing 32 scored items and constitutes one-third of the NCRC program; Workplace Documents measures the ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply written information presented in workplace documents. Workplace Documents is a separate assessment containing 30 scored items and constitutes one-third of the NCRC program.
Instruction & Assessment
Supplemental Materials