WIN Career Readiness

WIN Career Readiness testing
Posted on 02/17/2021

Dear Parents/Guardians of PHS Junior and Senior Students,

                This is an important announcement about upcoming WIN Career Readiness testing at Pickens High School.  The WIN test is a career readiness assessment required by the state of South Carolina to be initially administered to students in their third year of high school in conjunction with meeting the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.  This test measures students’ career readiness in four areas; Reading for Information, Locating Information, Applied Mathematics, and Essential Soft Skills. 

                Students are given the opportunity to earn a Career Ready Credential based on their scores.  Many businesses and organizations through the state of South Carolina are now requiring a career ready credential for the purpose of employment. 

                Junior students will be taking this assessment for the first time on the mornings of Tuesday, March 16th and Wednesday, March 17th during 1st and 2nd periods.  Seniors who need to retake or complete sections of the WIN in order to earn their Career Ready Credential, will do so on Thursday, March 18th.   Some students may take their test on a different test date to allow for accommodations to be provided.  Students with alternate test dates/locations will be notified of their test date(s), location, and time.  Students who have morning Career Center on the aforementioned test dates will be excused from Career Center on these test dates and should report to Pickens High School the morning of their designated test date(s).

                Students should bring with them their charged chrome book and a pencil.  Students taking the test will receive a Schoology message informing them of their testing room location within Pickens High School.  Students should report to their testing room sites no later than 8:45 am on the day(s) of their test. 

                A video tutorial has been created for you to provide more information and to answer any further questions you may have about the WIN Career Readiness Assessment.  You may access the video by clicking the link below:

..\..\WIN Parent.Guardian Information 2021.mp4

Thank you for all that you do to support our students!  Have a great Blue Flame day!


Lauren Corn

Instructional Coach/Testing Coordinator

Pickens High School

(864) 397-3600 ext. 3606

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