WDC seniors participated in taking the NCRC (National Career Readiness Certification) testing today at the school. This test evaluates proficiency levels in three skill areas: mathematics, reading and locating information.
"This test has no expiration date and can be transferred to employments situations which may require it for hiring purposes," said Nancy Rach, WDC's college career advisor.
The test, which can take up to 3 hours to complete, is scored according to levels of achievement including Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Only about 1 percent of the students in the nation achieves a Platinum score. A score of Platinum is recognized as a very high achievement score and shows that the examinee has the necessary foundational skills for 99% of the jobs in the WorkKeys database.
A score of Gold on this test would indicate that the student possesses the necessary foundational skills for approximately 93% of the jobs in the WorkKeys database, a Silver score – 67% and a Bronze score – 16%.
These percentages are based on approximately 20,000-plus jobs that were assessed in the job market by ACT and make up the WorkKeys database.
Rach said WDC's seniors will get their scores and certificates back in about two weeks.
"In the past, WDC students have done very well," said Rach.