Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018
Preparing students who are Career Ready is an important responsibility of Greenville County Schools and the State of South Carolina. This year, 11th grade students in South Carolina will take the WIN (Worldwide Interactive Network) Ready to Work (R2W) assessment. The SC Department of Education has defined 11th grade students as students in their third year in high school after initial enrollment in 9th grade.
The WIN Ready to Work test consists of four multiple choice timed tests –Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, Locating Information, and Essential Soft Skills. The Ready to Work tests measure real world skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Students may earn WIN’s career readiness credential and an Essential Soft Skills credential which is recognized by businesses and industries nationwide.
Spring 2018 Test Window: Wednesday, April 18
- Applied Mathematics - 55 min.
- Reading for Information - 55 min.
- Locating Information - 55 min.
- Essential Soft Skills - 60 min.
Parents can be a great help to their child by following these suggestions.
- Rest on the nights before these tests.
- Eat a nourishing breakfast on the morning of each test.
- Be in school and on time, except in cases of illness.
- Bring at least two #2 pencils to school. They are required for marking test answer documents.
- Listen attentively to the teacher’s directions so he/she will know exactly what to do.
- Read each test question and each response carefully before marking an answer choice.
- Stay calm, if there are questions that seem difficult.
- Mark his/her best answer.
- Refrain from bringing any electronic device that can be used for communicating, timing, or imaging into the testing location.
- Meet with your child’s teachers as often as necessary to discuss his/her progress.
- Check or review your child’s homework, projects, or other school work.
- Talk with your child about school.
- Ask teachers to suggest activities for you and your child to do at home to help prepare for tests and to improve your child’s understanding of schoolwork.
- Provide positive feedback by praising your child for what he/she does well.