Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Ready to Work (R2W) Career Readiness Assessment will be administered to students who are in their third year of high school, typically 11th graders, and other identified students who selected to participate in this testing program. The R2W test will be administered during the regular school day during the March 25 - April 8 test window. Schools will notify parents and students of your school’s testing schedule.

The R2W test consists of four multiple-choice timed tests – Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, Locating Information, and Essential Soft Skills. These 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 are recognized by businesses and industries nationwide. 

Spring 2020 Test Window: March 25 - April 8, 2020

  • Applied Mathematics - 55 min.
  • Reading for Information - 55 min.
  • Locating Information - 55 min.
  • Essential Soft Skills - 60 min.

Testing Tips

Students should:

  • 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.  Pencils 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.

Parents should:

  • 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.

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