PBT - Paper-Based Tests

1. Introduction Script
All directions that are highlighted yellow and in bold are to be read aloud to learners.

You will be taking the Career Readiness Assessment. Please listen carefully as I give you directions on taking this test.

This is a secure test. During this test, you may not have any electronic or other device with you that can be used for communication, timing, imaging, or accessing the Internet. These devices include, but are not limited to, tablets, smart phones, cell phones, mp3 players, e-readers, smart watches, or any other electronic or photographic device. 

At this time, I will collect these devices and return them at the end of the testing session. You may not use any device to copy, save, transmit, or publish any test content. If you are wearing a watch with an alarm, you must make sure it is turned off now.

You may not communicate with other learners during the test, and you may not discuss specific test content after testing. You may not take copies of any test content or answers with you when you leave this room. I can answer questions about the test directions, but I cannot discuss any test questions or answers with you before, during, or after the test. Do not talk during the test. If you have questions about the directions while you are working, please raise your hand.

You may obtain permission to go to the restroom if you need to do so during the test by raising your hand. You will not, however, be given extra time for the test. Only one person will be allowed to leave the test room at a time.
Be sure that your pencil is a sharpened #2 pencil. If you do not have a sharpened #2 pencil, please raise your hand. You may NOT use a pen, colored pencil or marker on this test.

I am going to give each of you an answer sheet and a test booklet. When you get your test booklet, leave it unopened on your desk and do not exchange test booklets with another learner.

Please do not open the test booklet until I tell you to do so. Make sure the answer sheet has your Name, Date of Birth, and WINCRS ID. 


(All learners will need to grid their WINCRS ID, Test ID, and Version in the appropriate place on their answer sheets. This code is located on the front cover of each test booklet.)


On the front cover of your test booklet, locate the Test ID and Version of your test. Bubble the Test ID and Version on your answer sheet. If you have any questions, please raise your hand.

2. Applied Mathematics Test Administration Script

I will now give each of you a piece of scratch paper. Write your name on the top of this paper as this will be collected at the end of the testing session. Should you need more during the test, please raise your hand. (Optional)

The first test you are taking is Applied Mathematics. This test measures your workplace mathematic skills. The test will be administered in one testing session. You will have 55 minutes to complete this test. 

You must complete the entire test at this time and will not be allowed to finish it in another session. If necessary, you may skip a question and return to it again within this test session. Do your best to answer every question.

The test consists of multiple choice questions where you must pick one answer choice. You may use the Formula Sheet provided in your test booklet, a calculator, and scratch paper during the test if needed.
Read each question carefully. Pay special attention to words such as best, most likely, except, and not as this may make a difference in the way you read and answer the question. Choose the best answer from the answer choices provided. After you choose an answer, fill in the circle that matches your choice for that question on your answer sheet. Do not mark your answers in the test booklet.

Mark only one answer for each question. No points will be given for multiple marks. If you wish to change your answer, erase the old mark completely before making a new one. Do not make any stray marks on your answer sheet.

Each question is worth one point. If you do not know the answer to a question, go on to the following questions and return to the unanswered question later. You should attempt to answer all the questions, as points are only earned for correct answers.

If you finish early, you may go back and check your work in this section only. Do not turn the page or enter the next test sections until instructed. Again, you have 55 minutes to complete the Applied Mathematics test. Time starts now.


After 50 minutes, say:
You have 5 minutes remaining in this section.

After 55 minutes, say:
Stop work and put your pencil down. [pause] The Applied Mathematics test is complete. If you are using a borrowed calculator, I will collect them now.


3. Reading for Information Test Administration Script

Test two is Reading for Information. This test measures your workplace reading skills. The test will be administered in one testing session. You will have 55 minutes to complete this test. You must complete the entire test at this time and will not be allowed to finish it in another session. If necessary, you may skip a question and return to it again within this test session. Do your best to answer every question. The test consists of multiple choice questions where you must pick one answer choice. You will read the passage and select the best answer.

Read each question carefully. Pay special attention to words such as best, most likely, except and not, as this may make a difference in the way you read and answer the question. Choose the best answer from the answer choices provided. After you choose an answer, fill in the circle that matches your choice for that question on your answer sheet. Do not mark your answers in the test booklet.

Mark only one answer for each question. No points will be given for multiple marks. If you wish to change your answer, erase the old mark completely before making a new one. Do not make any stray marks on your answer sheet. Each question is worth one point. If you do not know the answer to a question, go on to the following questions and return to the unanswered question later. You should attempt to answer all the questions, as points are only earned for correct answers.

As you begin to work, it is recommended that you read the introduction to the passage, read the questions that go with the passage, read the passage carefully, and re-read and answer the questions. If you finish early, you may go back and check your work in this section only. Do not turn the page or enter the next test sections until instructed. Again, you have 55 minutes to complete the Reading for Information test. Time starts now.


After 50 minutes, say:
You have 5 minutes remaining in this section.

After 55 minutes, say: 

(Please edit based on the break schedule for your organization)
Stop work and put your pencil down. [pause] The Reading for Information test is complete. Put your answer sheet on the page in your test book where you stopped working. Close your test booklet and leave it on your desk. We will now break for 15 minutes. Do not go anywhere other than _______(e.g., cafeteria or the restroom). Don’t discuss the test questions with anyone. You may not access your electronic devices during this time. We will start testing again in exactly 15 minutes. 

4. Locating Information Test Administration Script 

Test three is Locating Information. This test measures your workplace graphic interpretation skills. The test will be administered in one testing session. You will have 55 minutes to complete this test. You must complete the entire test at this time and will not be allowed to finish it in another session. If necessary, you may skip a question and return to it again within this test session. Do your best to answer every question.

The test consists of multiple choice questions where you must pick one answer choice. Read each question carefully. Pay special attention to words such as best, most likely, except and not, as this may make a difference in the way you read and answer the question. Choose the best answer from the answer choices provided. After you choose an answer, fill in the circle that matches your choice for that question on your answer sheet. Do not mark your answers in the test booklet.

Mark only one answer for each question. No points will be given for multiple marks. If you wish to change your answer, erase the old mark completely before making a new one. Do not make any stray marks on your answer sheet.
Each question is worth one point. If you do not know the answer to a question, go on to the following questions and return to the unanswered question later. You should attempt to answer all the questions, as points are only earned for correct answers.

For each question, be sure to carefully review the graphics (chart, table, etc.) related to that question before choosing your answer.

If you finish early, you may go back and check your work in this section only. Do not turn the page or enter the next test sections until instructed. Again, you have 55 minutes to complete the Locating Information test. Time starts now.


After 50 minutes, say:
You have 5 minutes remaining in this section.

After 55 minutes, say:
Stop work and put your pencil down. [pause] The Locating Information test is complete.

5. Essential Soft Skills Test Administration Script 

Test four is Essential Soft Skills. This test measures your skills in solving problems and making decisions, cooperating with others, resolving conflict and negotiation, observing critically, and taking responsibility for learning.

The test will be administered in one testing session. You will have 60 minutes to complete this test. You must complete the entire test at this time and will not be allowed to finish it in another session. If necessary, you may skip a question and return to it again within this test session. Do your best to answer every question.

Read each question carefully. Pay special attention to words such as best, most likely, except and not, as this may make a difference in the way you read and answer the question. After you choose an answer, fill in the circle that matches your choice for that question on your answer sheet. Do not mark your answers in the test booklet.

The test consists of multiple choice questions where you must pick ONE BEST and ONE WORST answer choice for each scenario.

When taking the test, consider your answers from the point of view of an employer, as if you owned your own company. Remember to choose only one best and one worst answer for each question.

No points will be given for multiple marks. If you wish to change your answer, erase the old mark completely before making a new one. Do not make any stray marks on your answer sheet.

Each question is worth two points, one point for the best answer and one point for the worst answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, go on to the following questions and return to the unanswered question later. You should attempt to answer all the questions, as points are only earned for correct answers.

If you finish early, you may go back and check your work in this section only. Do not turn to any of the previous tests already completed. Again, you have 60 minutes to complete the Essential Soft Skills test. Time starts now.


After 55 minutes, say:
You have 5 minutes remaining in this section.

After 60 minutes, say:
Stop work and put your pencil down. [pause] The Essential Soft Skills test is complete.