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Result of WorkKeys Assessment Survey

Friday, May 24, 2019

In April of this year, DPI conducted a survey of District Administrators on the value and usage of the WorkKeys assessment for grade 11 students. We received extensive feedback - thank you for taking time to respond.

Results of the survey show that 90 percent of responding school districts found limited value in the WorkKeys assessment for high school students. We will be discontinuing the WorkKeys as a mandatory grade 11 assessment in Wisconsin. Starting in the 2019-20 academic year, grade 11 students are only required to take the ACT with writing. ACT Aspire for grades 9 and 10 and the grade 10 Forward Social Studies assessment remain mandatory as well.

DPI will continue to explore options for the optional administration of the WorkKeys assessment through other sources. We will share this information if it becomes a viable option for districts. If you have any questions about the above, please contact the Office of Student Assessment at(608) 267-1072 and