Career Readiness Certificate
In addition to the skills required for a Bronze Certificate, Silver certification requires competence in the following areas:
Applied Mathematics
 Solve problems that require one or two operations
 Multiply negative numbers
 Calculate averages, simple ratios, simple proportions, or rates using whole numbers and decimals
 Add commonly known fractions, decimals, or percentages (e.g., 1/2, .75, 25%)
 Add up to three fractions that share a common denominator
 Multiply a mixed number by a whole number or decimal
 Put the information in the right order before performing calculations
Locating Information
 Find several pieces of information in one or two graphics
 Understand how graphics are related to each other
 Summarize information from one or two straightforward graphics
 Identify trends shown in one or two straightforward graphics
 Compare information and trends shown in one or two straightforward graphics
Reading for Information
 Identify important details that may not be clearly stated
 Use the reading material to figure out the meaning of words that are not defined
 Apply instructions with several steps to a situation that is the same as the situation in the reading materials
 Choose what to do when changing conditions call for a different action (follow directions that include "ifthen" statements)

In addition to the skills required for both Bronze and Silver Certificates, Gold certification requires competence in the following areas:
Applied Mathematics
 Decide what information, calculations, or unit conversions to use to solve the problem
 Look up a formula and perform singlestep conversions within or between systems of measurement
 Calculate using mixed units (e.g., 3.5 hours and 4 hours 30 minutes)
 Divide negative numbers
 Find the best deal using one and twostep calculations and then comparing results
 Calculate perimeters and areas of basic shapes (rectangles and circles)
 Calculate percent discounts or markups
Locating Information
 Sort through distracting information
 Summarize information from one or more detailed graphics
 Identify trends shown in one or more detailed or complicated graphics
 Compare information and trends from one or more complicated graphics
Reading for Information
 Determine the correct meaning of a word based on how the word is used
 Identify the correct meaning of an acronym that is defined in the document
 Identify the paraphrased definition of a technical term or jargon that is defined in the document
 Apply technical terms and jargon and relate them to stated situations
 Apply straightforward instructions to a new situation that is similar to the one described in the material
 Apply complex instructions that include conditionals to situations described in the materials

Applied Mathematics
 Solve problems that require a single type of mathematics operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) using whole numbers
 Add or subtract negative numbers
 Change numbers from one form to another using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, or percentages
 Convert simple money and time units (e.g., hours to minutes)
Locating Information
 Find one or two pieces of information in a graphic
 Fill in one or two pieces of information that are missing from a graphic
Reading for Information
 Identify main ideas and clearly stated details
 Choose the correct meaning of a word that is clearly defined in the reading
 Choose the correct meaning of common, everyday workplace words
 Choose when to perform each step in a short series of steps
 Apply instructions to a situation that is the same as the one in the reading materials




