Workplace Readiness Assessment

Workplace Readiness Assessment (WRA) - Information updated 11/30/20



Mrs. Bafus is the test coordinator and can be contacted at bafusr@msd281.org.  Her office is in the Career Center (room 125A).

Senior students who have taken two or more Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses in their high school careers are required to take a 60-minute exam called the Workplace Readiness Assessment (WRA).  Historically MHS students have done well and we are excited to see how the Class of 2021 does.  If you score 75% or better, you will earn the National Workplace Readiness Skills Certificate.  This is a great addition to your resume and your participation helps our school secure future funding for CTE courses. 





When:  Mrs. Bafus will coordinate with students in December to take the exam.  

Who is required to take the WRA?:  All senior students who have enrolled or have completed at least their second Career and Technical Education (CTE) course (grades 9-12) are required to take the WRA.

What is the WRA? The WRA measures a student’s understanding of the career readiness standards in personal, professional, and technical knowledge and skills. The standards are designed to ensure students graduate from high school prepared with skills employers prioritize as the most important.

What is the benefit to students? Upon passing the WRA with a 75% or greater score, students will receive a certification called the National Workplace Readiness Skills Certification that documents mastery of the Industry Certified Workplace Readiness Skills.

How does the State use this data?
Idaho Career and Technical Education uses this data to assess program quality and make program improvements. It is also a measure for Perkins grant reporting and helps ensure funding for our CTE courses continues.

Do I need to prepare for the WRA?
  No.

How long is the test?
  The WRA is a computer based test that is 60 minutes in length and the test results are instant upon submitting the exam.

Do I need a calculator?  No, there is a calculator available online. All you need to bring is yourself.

Are there sample questions?  Yes, sample questions can be found under student quizzes at this link:  https://wrs.ctecs.org/practice/

Can I take the exam online?  Yes.   You will need to take it at the scheduled time that Mrs. Bafus will coordinate with you, read the rules and make sure you meet the technical guidelines and can start the sample test.

Will the exam affect my grades?  No.  It is a tool so that our CTE programs can know how they are doing and will help ensure future funding for our CTE courses offered at MHS.