Upcoming WorkKeys changes – WorkKeys 2.0
On June 1, ACT released a new version of WorkKeys with several significant changes, including different assessment names, items and scoring scales. The updated WorkKeys currently is available only online. Retesting on the new version will not be available to Ohio schools until after the vendor releases several forms. Find it beginning Oct. 1 in the WorkKeys’ testing portal for Ohio. The original version of the WorkKeys assessment will be operational in the Ohio testing portal through Sept. 30.
Because the scoring scales differ between versions 1 and 2 of the WorkKeys test, students must complete all three sections from the same version. Students who want to retest on all or part of the original WorkKeys assessment or want to complete a section of the original WorkKeys they have not yet taken must test on WorkKeys version 1 by Sept. 30, 2017.
The State Board of Education will make any needed changes resulting in the transition to new WorkKeys tests, such as scoring scales. Please contact the Office of Curriculum and Assessment at (614) 466-1317 with questions.