Work Keys Results – More Excellent News!!

KCSD surpasses state average in “work ready” students

More Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students demonstrated work readiness on South Carolina’s first-ever administration of the ACT WorkKeys than the state average.

Of the 728 KCSD 11th graders who took the ACT WorkKeys in the spring of 2015, 89.1 percent earned a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) as compared to only 87.9 percent statewide.   According to ACT, NCRC measures and certifies the essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations.

“I’m extremely pleased to see these results,” said KCSD Superintendent Frank Morgan.  “Our schools have worked very hard to ensure that our students are both college and career ready, and this shows that we are making great progress.  Our students not only outperformed the state average; they also outscored our neighboring school districts.”

The WorkKeys test consists of three parts: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information. KCSD students earned the following certificates:

  • Bronze: 28.3 percent (scores of level three or higher on all exams)
  • Silver: 41.2 percent (scores of level four or higher on all exams)
  • Gold: 19.5 percent (scores of level five or higher on all exams)
  • Platinum: 0.1 percent (scores of level six or higher on all exams)


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