WorkKeys® Proficiency Certificate
for Teacher Assistants


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WorkKeys® Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants

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.

Based on ACT's WorkKeys system, the certificate program takes a four-pronged approach. It enables paraprofessional teacher assistants in Title I-funded schools to demonstrate their proficiency in three content areas—reading, writing, and mathematics—as well as their skills in assisting teachers in the classroom. Through testing and on-the-job observation, teacher assistants can demonstrate knowledge and skill levels in line with what is achieved in two years of postsecondary study.

Some school districts only require the three content area exams (reading, writing, and mathematics). The test candidate should confirm what is required at their school.

  • Reading for Information
  • Business Writing
  • Applied Mathematics

WorkKeys® Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants

The WorkKeys® Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants provides a valid, field-proven way to boost elementary education in the United States, in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act.

  • It requires the 3 content area assessments (reading, math, and math)
  • and the ISI Certificate assessment

The candidate needs to check with their school to verify that they do or don't require the ISI assessment is required

Instructional Support Inventory (ISI) Certificate 

  • The WorkKeys ISI Certificate is an assessment of a paraprofessional's ability to assist with instruction.
    • If your school district requires the ISI you will need to purchase the ISI Certificate Kit, which will be delivered to your school so that you can be observed and graded, the package will then be returned to the Test Center (STCC) where the results will be validated. 
    • This certification  would be completed after passing the Writing, Math and Reading exams

Practice Tests and Prep Material


PURCHASING WORKKEYS EXAM VOUCHERS

Purchase Exam Bundle (Reading, Math and Writing)

  1.  Click: ‘On Line Registration’ on the left side of this webpage.

  2. Click on Search and Register for Workforce Development Classes

  3. Type in ‘WorkKeys' and hit Submit

  4. Carefully click the SELECT box for the full exam

    • ZADM-016-C11 WorkKeys ACT Exam - $49 per bundle

    • Ignore the  Building and Classroom information.  You are purchasing an exam voucher for 3 exams

  5. Enter in your personal and credit card information. Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you. /p>

    • If it doesn't, check with our office at 755 4225.

    • After 2 business day call the Testing Center to schedule your exams (413 755-4507)

WorkKeys Full Exam 

 

Purchase Retake Exam Voucher

  1.  Click: On Line Registration’ on the left side of this webpage.

  2. Click on Search and Register for Workforce Development Classes

  3. Type in ‘WorkKeys' and hit Submit

  4. Carefully click the SELECT box for the the exam you need to to retake

    • ZADM016-011 WorkKeys Writing Retake - $25 per exam

    • ZADM016-012 WorkKeys - Reading or Math Retake - $15 per exam

    • Ignore the  Building and Classroom information.  You are purchasing an exam voucher for a Retake

  5. Enter in your personal and credit card information. Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you.

    • If it doesn't, check with our office at 755 4225.

    • After 2 business day call the Testing Center to schedule your exam (413 755-4507)

WorkKeys Retake

 

Purchase ISI Certificate Assessment Package

  1.  Click: On Line Registration on the left side of this webpage.

  2. Click on Search and Register for Workforce Development Classes

  3. Type in ‘ISI' and hit Submit

  4. Carefully click the SELECT box for the ISI Certificate

    • ZADM-016-COB ISI Certificate - $49 per package

    • Ignore the  Building and Classroom information.  You are purchasing the ISI Certificate package 

  5. Enter in your personal and credit card information. Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you.

    • If it does not, check with our office at 755 4225

    • After 2 business day call the Testing Center (413 755-4507)  to answer a few questions to initiate the process

ISI Regisatration

Scheduling and Taking your Exams

  1. STCC needs time to process this request before you can schedule your exam

  2. AFTER TWO BUSINESS DAYS - CALL 413 755 4507 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT   

    • The full exam battery takes approximately 2½ - 3 hours.

    • You will not be allowed to sit for the test without an appointment

  3. You will need to bring a current government issued ID

  4. You will be given a parking pass for your vehicle’s dashboard when you check in (Not necessary when school is on semester break)

  5. Results for the Reading and Math Exams will be given to you after the tests with a printout

  6. The Writing Exam Results will be available after approximately two business days. Call the testing center for your results.

    • The test center staff will only email your Writing Results to the email address on file

    • So please make sure it is correct in your personal information in your online profile is correct when you sit down and before taking the exam