Bronze
Level 
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 percentage
 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

Silver
Level
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)

Gold Level
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
