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Assessment Resources

These links go to common assessment tools used by facilitators who support lower literacy students and program participants. Most assessments listed are free or low-cost.

The three main types of career assessments measure interests, work skills, and personality or values. It's also important to assess a student or job seeker's basic education skills to gauge college or workplace readiness.

Work Skills
Personality and Values
Basic Education Skills
  • Accuplacer assesses academic skills in math, English, and reading. It is used by higher education institutions, namely community and technical colleges, to determine appropriate placement for student course selection.
  • CASAS assessments for reading, listening, math, writing, and speaking are used for adult education placement.
Work Readiness Skills
  • National Career Readiness Certificate assessment by WorkKeys, includes Reading for Information, Locating Information and Applied Mathematics. Completion of all three portions results in a portable, universal credential.
  • Workplace Readiness Assessment by Skills USA measures eight skill areas.