Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021

Ready to Work (R2W) Career Readiness Online Assessment

Preparing students who are career ready is an important responsibility of Greenville County Schools and the State of South Carolina. Therefore, students in grade twelve will have the opportunity to take or retake the Ready to Work (R2W) career readiness online assessments the week of October 25 - November 5, 2021.

Schools will notify parents and students of your school’s testing schedule. Students will need to bring their charged district-issued device for testing. Students enrolled in the GCS Virtual Program will test at their homebased school.

The R2W test consists of four online multiple-choice timed tests –Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, Locating Information, and Essential Soft Skills. These tests measure real world skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Students may earn WIN’s career readiness credential and an Essential Soft Skills credential which are recognized by businesses and industries nationwide.

Applied Mathematics

55 min.

Reading for Information

55 min.

Locating Information

55 min.

Essential Soft Skills

60 min.

Ready to Work Career Readiness Online Assessment

Testing Tips

Parents can be a great help to their child by following these suggestions.

Students should:

  • Rest on the nights before these tests.  
  • Eat a nourishing breakfast on the morning of each test.
  • Be in school and on time, except in cases of illness.
  • Bring your school-issued device charged for each day of testing.
  • Listen attentively to the teacher’s directions so they will know exactly what to do.
  • Read each test question and each response carefully before marking an answer choice.
  • Stay calm if there are questions that seem difficult. 
  • Mark their best answers.
  • Refrain from bringing any electronic device that can be used for communicating, timing, or imaging into the testing location.

Parents should:

  • Meet with your child’s teachers as often as necessary to discuss his/her progress.  
  • Check or review your child’s homework, projects, or other school work.
  • Talk with your child about school.
  • Ask teachers to suggest activities for you and your child to do at home to help prepare for tests and to improve your child’s understanding of schoolwork. 
  • Provide positive feedback by praising your child for what he/she does well.

Help us help your child perform to the best of his or her ability.  For more information about testing or your child’s progress, please call your child’s school.


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