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R2WC - Ready to Work Courseware

Career-infused foundational skills curriculum aligned to the Ready to Work assessments. Additional resources are available below.


Core modules include:

  • Applied Mathematics (AM)
  • Locating Information (LI)
  • Reading for Information (RI)

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  1. What modules are included in the R2WC?
  2. What is the instructional design of the R2WC?
  3. Do all of the modules use the same platform?
  4. Is R2WC tablet compatible?
  5. Will I still have a Spanish version of the R2WC?
  6. Will learners still receive an initial diagnostic test to determine their entry level?
  7. What happens if a learner does not finish the placement test in one sitting?
  8. Will the R2WC monitor student time on task and will it "timeout" for students that are not actively engaged?
  9. Will I be able to determine the proficiency level required for learners on the end of level posttests?
  10. Do I have the option of permitting learners to re-take placement tests?
  11. How do learners begin working in R2WC?
  12. How many questions will be posed to students in the placement tests and posttests?
  13. What kind of data access will administrators/facilitators have in the new courseware as offered through the portal
  14. Will I continue to be able to change a student’s status (from active to inactive)?
  15. Will I continue to be able to capture demographic data related to my user population?


  1. What modules are included in R2WC?
R2WC includes three foundational modules: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. In addition, there are seven supplemental modules available: Applied Technology, Listening, Observation, Teamwork, Writing, Business Writing, and Workplace Observation.
 
 2. What is the instructional design of the R2WC?
All modules begin with a placement test to determine the ability-appropriate level for each learner. The modules are divided into lessons. Each lesson includes instructional content and learner engagement activities to ensure concept mastery. The exercises are scored at the end of each lesson, and scores are available in the reporting functions. Proficiency within each level is measured by an end of level posttest.
 
 3. Do all of the modules use the same platform?
The core instructional modules - Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information - use HTML5 which makes them computer and tablet friendly. 

 4. Is R2WC tablet compatible?
Yes, the three core skill areas (AM, LI and RI) have been re-developed using HTML5 technology and are tablet friendly with most conventional browsers, and tablets. 
 
 5. Will I still have a Spanish version of the R2WC?
Yes, Spanish subtitles may be accessed at the top of the page in R2WC
 
 6. Will learners still receive an initial diagnostic test to determine their entry level?
Yes, all learners will be required to begin with a placement test, starting at Level 1, in order to determine current skill levels within each module. This will ensure that they begin their coursework at an ability-appropriate level for each module.
 
 7. What happens if a learner does not finish the placement test in one sitting?
Learners may bookmark the placement test and return to it. They are given the opportunity to save their answers in the middle of a placement test or choose to begin the level again.
 
 8. Will the R2WC monitor student time on task and will it "time out" for student that are not actively engaged?
The reporting features associated with all portal courses include activity time for individual learners and aggregate data for different classes that are part of your customized site structure. The timeout is a universal portal setting and is set to 20 minutes.
 
 9. Will I be able to determine the proficiency level required for learners on the end of level posttests?
The level of mastery on end-of-level posttests is 80%. When a learner scores 80% or higher on the posttest, the next level of instruction will open.
 
 10. Do I have the option of permitting learners to re-take placement tests?
The portal will allow a teacher/facilitator to reset a placement test if the learner has not accessed any course level content.
 
 11. How do learners begin working in R2WC?
Learners access course content once a placement test in that module is completed. Placement tests can be done in any order and when completed, the learner has access to the appropriate level in that module.
 
 12. How many questions will be posed to students in the placement tests and posttests?
There are 10 placement test and posttest questions for each module. In the foundational modules of Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information, there is a large pool of questions that are generated randomly for each learner. Therefore, retakes will generate different questions for the learner so they receive a challenging experience and sound validation of their content mastery.
 
 13. What kind of data access will administrators/facilitators have in the new courseware as offered through the portal?
Administrators/facilitators will have access to information and courseware functionality within and below their hierarchical level. So as an account level administrator, access is broad; but as it drops to a school or classroom level, information is filtered to those with designated access (based on the roles you’ve identified and the individuals you’ve enrolled).
 
 14. Will I continue to be able to change a student’s status (from active to inactive)?
Yes, all administrators and facilitators can deactivate and reactivate learners as needed.
 
 15. Will I continue to be able to capture demographic data related to my user population?
If you are currently collecting learner demographic data, you will find that you can continue this practice with added options to the data fields available to you. Your dedicated Professional Services representative will assist you with establishing the demographic values you want to include.