Increase college readiness with skill development

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AchieveWorks Skills

AchieveWorks® Skills, part of the AchieveWorks suite, looks at the skills that are critical in both school and the workplace. Ensure students are prepared for college – and one day the workplace – with a greater understanding of their skillset and ways to develop individual skills.

Show high school seniors what their top aptitudes and soft skills are, how they can be built over time, and which employment and career opportunities suit them best. When retakes are charted over time, students can see their skillset – and opportunities – grow. Written specifically for students 15 years and up, AchieveWorks Skills can be completed in less than 20 minutes.

Aligned with 50 years of ongoing HEXACO research, AchieveWorks Skills provides insight into the complex skills identified as critical for academic and employment success. 19 distinct skill facets comprise six skills within the report: commitment, creativity, critical thinking, leadership, social-emotional and systems. Along with their results, students will find details for each skill, ways to develop skill facets and a list of careers that match their top skills.

For an even greater understanding of each student, AchieveWorks Skills works together with AchieveWorks Personality and AchieveWorks Intelligences to reveal different aspects of an individual’s talents, gifts and preferences, as well as leading to the best possible career matches using Human eSources Career Matching Technology™.

Discover and build students’ skills

Prepare clients for college and career

Measure and track progress over time

AchieveWorks Skills is so timely for students looking to not only recognize their skillset for college and future employment, but also to grow it. The skills listed are ones I see and hear mentioned all the time – social-emotional, critical thinking, leadership and more…”

– Independent counselor

AchieveWorks Skills is

  • Assessing real-world skills
  • Online and fully automated
  • Written specifically for students
  • Fast and convenient
  • Preparing for college and career
  • Measured over time
  • Accurate and precise
  • Multilingual and culturally relevant

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the macroskills measured?

A: The six macroskills within AchieveWorks Skills are commitment, creativity, critical thinking, leadership, social-emotional and systems.

Q: How long does it take to complete?

A: It takes 20 minutes or less to complete the assessment.

Q: How do careers and pathways relate to skills?

A: Over 1,800 connections were made between various aspects of a career (eg, work values) and an individual’s… READ MORE

“I love the recommendations in the AchieveWorks Skills report. They allow me to really focus on the skill facets I need to build to be successful in school and my dream career.”

– High school senior

Ready to learn more?

Talk to one of our education market specialists and
discover how AchieveWorks Skills can work at your school.