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Alaska Career Ready provides training and assessments in these skills
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Applied Mathematics — measures the skills people use when they apply mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving techniques to work-related problems. The test questions require the examinee to set up and solve the types of problems and do the types of calculations that actually occur in the workplace. This test is designed to be taken with a calculator. A formula sheet that includes all formulas required for the assessment is provided. While individuals may use calculators and conversion tables to help with the problems, they still need to use math skills to think them through.

1.  View the Applied Mathematics skills and the characteristics of the test questions (ACT webpage)
2.  View/download Applied Mathematics teaching and assessment strategies (PDF document)


Reading for Information — measures the skills people use when they read and use written text in order to do a job. The written texts include memos, letters, directions, signs, notices, bulletins, policies, and regulations. It is often the case that workplace communications are not necessarily well-written or targeted to the appropriate audience. Reading for Information materials do not include information that is presented graphically, such as in charts, forms, or blueprints.

1.  View the Reading for Information skills and the characteristics of the test questions (ACT webpage).
2.  View/download Reading for Information teaching and assessment strategies (PDF document)

Locating Information — measures the skills people use when they locate, synthesize, and use information from workplace graphics such as charts, graphs, tables, forms, flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, maps, and instrument gauges, as typically found in workplace situations. Examinees are asked to find information in a graphic or insert information into a graphic. They also must compare, summarize, and analyze information found in related graphics

1.  View the list of the Locating Information skills and the characteristics of the test questions (ACT website).

2.  View/download Locating Information teaching and assessment strategies (PDF document)


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Contact Krista Jacoby at the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Krista.Jacoby@alaska.gov or 907-465-6410

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Kimberly.Kolvig@alaska.gov or 907-465-
5948

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