WorkKeys® Proficiency Certificate
for Teacher Assistants


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Your Best Choice to Meet Requirements
for No Child Left Behind Legislation

Schools and districts in many states- including Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nebraska, and Mississippi have already adopted this program to meet NCLB requirements with a Paraprofessional Assessment.

Program Description

Don't take a chance with your school's Title I funding! Instead, make sure your paraprofessional staff makes the grade with a new assessment program from ACT designed to measure paraprofessional skills and help you meet key requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.

The WorkKeys® Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants enables paraprofessionals in Title I-funded schools to demonstrate their proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics. Through testing and on-the-job observation, teacher assistants can demonstrate knowledge and skill levels in line with what can be achieved in two years of postsecondary study.

Schools and districts in many states- including Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nebraska, and Mississippi- have already adopted this program to meet NCLB requirements.

Find out today why the WorkKeys Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants is your best choice to assess paraprofessional skills for NCLB.

A Proven and Affordable Solution:

  • The WorkKeys® Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants is field-proven and available now through your local Massachusetts Community College.  Best of all, the program is very affordable and easy to administer.

  • The system is built around ACT's WorkKeys job skills assessments, which have been used by schools, businesses, and organizations for more than a decade to hire, assess, and train a qualified workforce. Three validated WorkKeys assessments form the core of the program:

    • Reading for Information

    • Business Writing

    • Applied Mathematics

The WorkKeys Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants Package is very affordable!

Assessments are available in a computer format. Examinees who successfully complete all program components will receive a certificate of performance based on the approved Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE) defined score levels.

Ways to improve skills

The WorkKeys exams offers another unique feature-the ability to identify skill gaps and guide training decisions to help paraprofessionals improve their scores when necessary.

Why our program is your best choice

The WorkKeys Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants offers:

  • Fast, accurate, secure, and valid assessments

  • An affordable, easy-to-use program

  • Aggregate test data supplied in chart, essay, and roster formats

  • Compliance with NCLB requirements

  • Compliance with EEOC and ADA requirements for selection in employment

  • Development and support from ACT, a recognized leader in testing and research

Why wait? Choose the WorkKeys Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants for your assessment needs.


Registration Information

Cost:

Certification is $49,  which includes the three assessment exams,

Schools or Districts interested in learning more about the ACT WorkKeys Certification for Teaching Assistants OR Individual Paraprofessionals* with inquiries about signing up for the certification exam should call:

Call Workforce Development at Springfield Technical Community College for more information or schedule an assessment exam:

Debbie Borelli
Phone: (413) 755 - 4502
Email: daborelli@stcc.edu

*(Individual Paraprofessionals should check with their Superintendent or Principal before registering for the exam.)

Visit our Authorized Testing Center Webpage for our Current Testing Schedule


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