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Upcoming WorkKeys Changes – WorkKeys 2.0


On June 1, ACT released a new version of the WorkKeys assessment. This new version has several significant changes, including different assessment names, items and scoring scales. Currently, the updated WorkKeys assessment is only available online, and retesting on the new version will not be available until the vendor releases multiple forms. This version will be available to Ohio schools through the WorkKeys’ testing portal for Ohio on Oct. 1.

ACT will keep the original version of the WorkKeys assessment operational in its testing portal for Ohio through Sept. 30. Ohio will then transition to the new version of WorkKeys on Oct. 1. 

Because the scoring scales differ between versions 1 and 2 of the WorkKeys test, students must complete all three sections of the WorkKeys test from the same version of the assessment. If you have students who would like to retest on all or part of the original WorkKeys assessment or would like to complete a section of the original WorkKeys that they have not yet taken, those students must test on WorkKeys version 1 by Sept. 30, 2017.

The State Board of Education will make any changes resulting in the transition to new WorkKeys tests, such as scoring scales. The Department will provide more information when finalized.

Please contact the Office of Curriculum and Assessment at (614) 466-1317 with questions.