Question & Methodology:
What is the correlation between WorkKeys® and the ACT® exams?
For three years, NSHS students have pretested with scores comparable to the national averages with about 17-19% scoring gold level on the career readiness WorkKeys®. NSHS students have self-selected taking the traditional college readiness ACT® exam. Over this period, the school has reimbursed students for the cost to take the ACT® exam while issuing a grade to increase the rate of test takers. Whereas, the WorkKeys® exam was administered directly by the school showing 494 students completing the exam. The data analysis only shows the data on students who took both the WorkKeys® and the ACT® resulting in a data set of 386 students. The WorkKeys® standard score average for applied math, reading, and locating information was calculated for each student and correlated with the composite ACT® score resulting in a strong positive correlation of 0.766.