WorkKeys Assessments: Graphic Literacy

The WorkKeys Graphic Literacy assessment is published by the ACT company and  measures skills that individuals use when they read and comprehend graphical materials to solve work-related problems. The test is 55 minutes and 38 items. It represents 5 levels of difficulty and can be used in combination with the WorkKeys Applied Math test and the WorkKeys Workplace Documents test to award a student the National Career Readiness Certificate.

Content

Sub-Category
Domains
Measurement & Data
Subdomain
  • Interpreting simple workplace graphics, including:
    • Bar graphs
    • Flowcharts
    • Tables
    • Maps
    • Other elementary workplace graphics
  • Locating required information in a workplace graphic
  • Identifying which graphic accurately represents a given data set
  • Identifying and comparing two or more patterns, trends, and relationships
  • Using data found on one graphic to make reasonable inferences and decisions regarding a different graphic
  • Interpreting complex graphics to solve problems or make decisions
Grades
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages
English,
Spanish
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
55 Minutes, 38 Items
Qualifications

All members of the testing staff are required to complete a training plan to prepare for the test administration. https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/workkeys-for-e… 

Administration
Computer,
Paper
Timed
Yes

Access and Use

Price

$22.00

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Floyd, Linda Smith, (2014). "Impact Of Career And Technical Education On College And Career Readiness In Kentucky"  Online Theses and Dissertations. 260.
https://encompass.eku.edu/etd/260

Keeling, E. T. (2015). "Career and technical education: The impact of leadership on school improvement and student achievement." Dissertation, Western Kentucky University. https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/diss/83/ 

Steedle, J. T., & Hawk, W. (2020). "Effectiveness of WorkKeys Curriculum for Improving Foundational Workplace Skills: Nevada State High School Case Study." Technical Brief. ACT, Inc. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED604133

Stone, D. (2007). "Applied mathematics, locating information and reading for information of the WorkKeys assessments: Comparison of scores by age, race, and gender" (Doctoral dissertation). http://etd.auburn.edu/handle/10415/1340

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Referencing
Criterion-referenced
Psychometric References

ACT. (2018). WorkKeys Graphic Literacy technical manual. 
https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/WorkKeys-Graphi…

National Comparison
No
Item Type
Multiple choice