ACT Certifications

ACT offers professional credentialing tests that serve colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies. Its assessment system helps develop a high-performance workforce by supporting skill building and portable credentials necessary for career pathways.

MassSkills-Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

The National Career Readiness Certificate, issued by ACT, is a portable, evidence-based credential that measures essential workplace skills and is a reliable predictor of workplace success. This credential is used across all sectors of the economy and measures problem solving, critical thinking, reading, mathematical reasoning, and more.

WorkKeys Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants (PCTA)

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

WorkKeys Business Writing

The WorkKeys Business Writing test measures the skill individuals use when they write an original response to a work-related situation. Components of the Business Writing skill include sentence structure, mechanics, grammar, word usage, tone and word choice, organization and focus, and development of ideas.


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