Virginia is a charter member of CTECS and CTECS is proud to serve as the
assessment provider for the Workplace Readiness Skills for the
Commonwealth Assessment (WRS), our most popular assessment, created
under the strong leadership and vision of the Department of Career and
Technical Education Services, Virginia Department of Education. Read
creation of these skills as part of the 2010 Workplace Readiness Skills
initiative in Virginia. CTECS also supported the creation of the current
skills list by supplying research for the Technology Skills area.
Forms of the Test:
unofficial test in the same format as the official WRS Test that
allows educators to set baselines and students to prepare for the
actual test. Test items differ from those on the official WRS Test.
WRS Test—the official
test taken the first time that validates competency in each skill
within a comprehensive score.
WRS Retake—the second
attempt to pass the official test that uses the same items. Test
takers MUST wait at least 14 days between the WRS Test and the WRS
proctors and test site administrators are asked to follow every step of
the process to ensure a positive assessment experience.
CTECS offers a WRS Pre-Test,
the official WRS Test, and one WRS Retake per student.
WRS Pre-Test and WRS Test
delivery through the E-SESS system in a proctored environment
(teachers may NOT proctor their own students)
One-hour window for
completion (see extended time exceptions in
Passing score of 75
percent or higher (validated using the
methodology) earns the test taker an official certificate.
Test site administrators
have instant access to results upon completion.
Test takers who do not
pass the official WRS test are eligible for ONE retake (students who
pass cannot retake the test for any reason). All standard
requirements are identical for the WRS Retake and the official WRS
Test, including the passing score.
There is no software to
install. For all other basic technical requirements, please click
For more information on CTECS, the test provider, visit