Reimbursement for WorkKeys Tests

WorkKeys is an industry-recognized, application-based assessment used to measure work readiness and can be used to satisfy components of Ohio’s graduation requirements. State law provides each student in Ohio the opportunity to take the WorkKeys test one time while in high school. The Ohio Department of Education will reimburse districts for each student to take all three parts of the test one time.


WorkKeys Testing Resumes

The Department is happy to announce that WorkKeys testing and reimbursement for WorkKeys testing can resume as soon as districts/schools restart in the fall. All districts/schools should have reimbursement applications for FY21 uploaded into the WorkKeys Reimbursement application by June 30, 2021. Questions about district/school setup to administer WorkKeys or WorkKeys reimbursement should be directed to Noël Nethers at noel.nethers@education.ohio.gov. Questions about WorkKeys administration or results should be directed to ACT/WorkKeys or 800.967.5539.


Important WorkKeys Information 
  • You must register with the Department and WorkKeys to administer the WorkKeys assessment and receive reimbursement. You will receive a realm ID that is part of the state testing contract.
  • Please do not use a realm ID for an adult education center. Tests administered with an adult education center realm ID are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • The text to speech versions of the WorkKeys assessments are only to be used by students who have both text to speech and extended time documented in their IEP or 504 plan for WorkKeys.
  • ​Paper testing is for students with accommodations only. When sending paper tests for scoring, place a scoring order and select the Ohio Department of Education as your testing program.
  • When registering students to take the test, please use the students’ SSIDs for their examinee/employee IDs on the registration. This is important for the reimbursement process.
  • The Department reimburses districts for WorkKeys testing. Districts are responsible for payments to ACT/WorkKeys.
  • The Department provides reimbursement for each student to take the three tests one time. Students may retest, but districts will not receive reimbursements for retests.
  • Applications for reimbursement should be made by June 30 of the school year in which students tested.
  • To begin the registration process for WorkKeys, contact: Noel.Nethers@education.ohio.gov (614) 728-2759
 

Important Dates for WorkKeys Reimbursement

FY21 (2020-2021 school year)
Please have all of your FY21 (2020-2021 school year) WorkKeys reimbursement applications uploaded by June 30, 2021. If you need assistance with your applications, please email Noël at noel.nethers@education.ohio.gov.
 

Chartered Non-public Schools

Please contact Noël at noel.nethers@education.ohio.gov for information about how to submit your WorkKeys reimbursement applications.

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Last Modified: 10/22/2020 7:56:40 AM