List of Approved “Ability-to-Benefit” (ATB) Tests and Passing Scores
The Secretary provides an update to the list of ATB tests to include the WorkKeys Program testForms Reading for Information: A01AA, A02AA, C01AA, D10AA, and Applied Mathematics: A01BB, A02BB, C01BB, and D01BB. The Secretary has approved the WorkKeys Program test and its passing scores under section 484(d) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and the implementing regulations in 34 CFR Part 668, Subpart J. An institution may use the WorkKeys Program test as an approved ATB test to determine if a student who does not have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent is eligible to receive funds under any title IV, HEA program. The title IV, HEA programs include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) programs.