Posted: Friday, March 10, 2023

Preparing students who are career ready is an important responsibility of Greenville County Schools and the State of South Carolina. From March 27-April 14, the WIN Learning (WIN) Work Ready 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 select to participate in this testing program.

Each school will communicate its testing schedule to parents and students. Students enrolled in the GCS Virtual Program will test at their school of enrollment on April 4. The Work Ready assessment will be administered online, so students will need to bring their charged district-issued device for testing. The WIN Work Ready assessment consists of four multiple-choice timed tests – Math, Reading, Data, and Essential Soft Skills. These tests measure real world skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Students may earn WIN’s Work Ready credential and an Essential Soft Skills credential which are recognized by businesses and industries nationwide.

Learn More About the WIN Work Ready Assessment


Number of Items

Time Length

WIN Work Ready Math

40 multiple-choice items

55 minutes

WIN Work Ready Reading

38 multiple-choice items

55 minutes

WIN Work Ready Data

26 multiple-choice items

55 minutes

WIN Work Ready Essential Soft Skills

22 two-part items and 17 multiple-choice items for a total of 61 items scored

60 minutes

WIN Learning Work Ready Career Readiness Assessment

Testing Tips

Students and parents can work together to make sure they are well prepared by following these suggestions:  

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.
  • Listen attentively to the teacher’s directions so they 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 their best answers.
  • 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.

Help us help your child perform to the best of his or her ability.  For more information about testing or your child’s progress, please call your child’s school.

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