Schools can engage students and families in consideration of alternatives to the ACT including:

  • Work Keys

MREA provides the following basic information on each of these assessments, where to find it for a few students and how your school can become a site to administer Work Keys, ASVAB, and Accuplacer.

Work Keys

Work Keys is an ACT Corp Assessment is  is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. This series of tests measures foundational and soft skills and offers specialized assessments to target institutional needs.

As part of ACT’s Work Readiness System, ACT WorkKeys has helped millions of people in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies build their skills to increase global competitiveness and develop successful career pathways.

Successful completion of ACT WorkKeys assessments in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information can lead to earning ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT NCRC), a portable credential earned by more than 2.3 million people across the United States.

View more information on the Work Keys Assessment

To find a testing site for a few students near you, go to Find a Work Keys Assessment Site

To become a Work Keys Assessment Site for your students, go to Become an ACT Career Solutions Provider

There are multiple sites for Work Keys Prep and practice tests, search for Work Keys Preparation


The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.

View more information about ASVAB.

Schedule the ASVAB for Your Students.

There are multiple practice sites with practice tests for the ASVAB, search for ASVAB Preparation.


The ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that quickly, accurately and efficiently assesses reading, writing, math and computer skills.

To find a testing site for a few students near you or on-line go search for ACCUPLACER Locations Minnesota. A number of college sites will pop up. Minnesota Community Colleges use the ACCUPLACER for course placement.

View how to become a school that administers ACCUPLACER.