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ACT WorkKeys® Exams for Teacher Assistants

The WorkKeys® Exams for Teacher Assistants provides a valid way to boost elementary education in the United States, in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act (Sec. 1119, Part A, and Subpart 1). Based on ACT's WorkKeys system, the exams enable paraprofessional teacher assistants in Title I-funded schools to demonstrate their proficiency in three content areas—reading, writing, and mathematics.
Several area school districts have selected the WorkKeys assessments for new instructional paraprofessionals.  Lamar Institute of Technology offers WorkKeys exams in the three content areas of reading, business writing, and mathematics.

Testing Procedures

  • To register for an exam call the LIT Testing Center at 409-839-2027 or 409-880-8687 to set up an appointment.
  • Go to the Cashier’s Windows in the Beeson Building, complete the testing form (pink) and pay the cashier

     » All three parts - $43
     » Math - $11
     » Reading - $11
     » Business Writing - $21

  • Take testing form and receipt to the testing center, Building T-1, Room 106
  • Present valid picture ID (current driver’s license, state ID, or passport)

See the main Testing Center page for current hours.



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