ABE Discussion Boards
Workforce Education Discussion
Equiped for the the Future (EFF)
The National Work Readiness Credential began a targeted "soft launch" in September, 2006, and includes 50 testing sites nationwide, including one at Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning in St. Paul. This targeted rollout will allow for testing of the online system, administrative, review, and scoring processes, as well as for collection of validation data. The full launch is anticipated for early 2007.
The test is administered online and includes the following: 1) situational judgment; 2) oral language; 3) reading with understanding; and 4) using math to solve problems and communicate. The test takes up to 4 hours to complete.
According to Diane Gardner of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, one of the contacts for EFF, "individuals probably need to be at 5-6 TABE levels to pass the assessment." For additional information, follow this link: http://eff.cls.utk.edu/workreadiness
For additional information about the National Work Readiness Credential, follow this link: http://workreadiness.com
Yes, this is the National Work Readiness Credential that Saint Paul ABE is piloting. DEED and the workforce centers are very interested in it as well. Jerry Etesse saw my presentation on the NWRC and has information on it. You can also check out www.workreadiness.com.