National Work Readiness Credential Exam Prep (St. Paul - Learner Web)
National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) Online Preparation Course
The NWRC is a set of online tests of the skills needed to be successful in entry level employment. There are four tests: Oral Language, Math, Situational Judgment, and Reading.
In this course, you will prepare to take the four tests. For each test, you will learn important information:
- What skills are tested
- How the skills are tested
- How to prepare for the test
This course has 5 units and a full practice test. Each unit is divided into lessons and practice questions. For some units, there is also additional work to print off and do offline.
When you have completed all of the practice and quizzes in this course, click on the link below to hear instructions about how to take the actual NWRC Exam.
- Topic 1
Unit 1: Oral Language Test
NWRC is revising the Oral Language Test. The next test will be available this spring and we will have practice questions available soon after that.
To see the current exam instructions and demo questions, click below.
Once you get to the Castle Worldwide site, you might need to click on "Oral Language" in the Demos box on the left side of the page.
- Topic 2
Unit 2: Math Test
In these eight math lessons, you will:
- Learn how to solve different kinds of math problems.
- Review the math skills on the test.
- Practice your skills by answering sample questions.
Here are some strategies to help you be successful:
- Read each question twice before you try to answer it.
- Think about the connections between the ideas and the numbers.
- Look at the possible answers and rule out the ones you know are not correct. Choose one, best answer.
- Use estimation and rounding to simplify your process.
- Decide which steps are needed; many problems have more than one process. Use the calculator when you need it and to save time.
- If you have no idea how to do a problem, put each of the possible answers into the words of the problem and see if any of them make sense. Choose the one, best answer.
Before you go through the lessons, please take Math Pretest. It will show you where you need to do the most practice.
- Topic 3
Unit 3: Situational Judgment Test
In this unit of the course, you will prepare to take the Situational Judgment Test.
- Learn about the different types of Situational Judgment test questions
- Learn what knowledge and skills are tested
- Practice questions
The Situation Judgment Test is a multiple choice test. A "situation" is an event, problem, or decision you might face at work. You must read or listen to a short situation and decide how to act. You are given four answer choices. You must choose the best response AND the worst response. You will mark TWO ANSWERS!
The questions test your ability to use the following skills: observing critically, solving problems and making decisions, resolving conflict, cooperating, and taking responsibility for learning.
Before you look at the lessons below, please take the Situational Judgment Pretest. It will show you where you need to do the most practice.
- Topic 4
Unit 4: Reading
In this unit of the course, you will:
- Learn about reading test questions
- Review testing tips for the reading test
- Practice answering sample reading questions
In the reading test, you will need to answer multiple choice questions. Each question is based on a reading text. There are four answer choices. You need to read the text and choose the best answer to the question.
The questions test your ability to use the text in three different ways: understanding the purpose of the text, finding information in the text, and using information in the text.
Before you go through the lessons, please take Reading Pretest. It will show you where you need to do the most practice.
- Learn about reading test questions
- Topic 5
Unit 5: Practice Tests
In this unit, you will take practice tests. Each test will be limited by time and have the same number of questions as the official NWRC test. These practice tests will let you practice the skills you need and also practice the speed you'll need to have to get through all the questions.
Click on each test and follow directions.
- Topic 6
Please click on the files and folders below to find information about the Work Readiness Credential, additional resources for preparing students, and information about using this on-line course.