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General Resources:

Ordering ACT ASPIRE 2019-2020:

Principals should begin to start the process for your ACT ASPIRE order for next year’s assessments. Office of Catholic Schools requests all schools complete the ACT ASPIRE ordering process before the end of the day, June 30, 2019.  ACT has updated their process and there is a new enrollment form that will also send out a confirmation contract using DocuSign that will need to completed. Please use the following hyperlinked resources to proceed with your enrollment form including a how-to video and spreadsheet with your specific school code. Also, included below is important information regarding pricing and other information related to ACT ASPIRE ordering.

ACT ASPIRE Ordering Form

Helpful Video Outlining the Order Process

Step By Step Instructions ( School Discount Code: ADCHI20)

Archdiocese of Chicago School Code Spreadsheet (Individual school codes)

 

ACT Aspire Summative: $23 per student for computer-based test and $29 per student for paper-based test.

ACT Aspire Periodic (these are the Interim and Classroom assessments): $3.00 per student when ordered with Summative.

Check the box “Add Printed Score Labels (1x per student at $0.50)"

ACT Aspire Accessibility Users Guide: click here

ACT Aspire training videos can be access through this link: ASPIRE Training

The steps to access the ACT Aspire Individual Student Report can be accessed through this link: How to access ACT Aspire Individual Student Reports

The steps to accept the ACT Aspire Portal Invitation can be accessed through this link: Accepting Invitations to the ACT Aspire Portal

The steps to update students' Personal Needs Profile (PNP) can be accessed through this link: Updating Personal Needs Profile (PNP)

The steps to set up ACT Aspire test sessions can be accessed through this link: ASPIRE Session Set-up Process

The steps to add or remove students from test sessions can be accessed through this link: Adding/Removing Students From Test Sessions

For more information on the ACT Aspire test, please access the following link: http://www.discoveractaspire.org/

Summative Test Resources:

ACT Aspire Readiness Levels: click here

ACT Aspire Performance Level Descriptors: click here

Letter to parents on sharing the spring 2019 ACT Aspire results: click here; Grade Level Performance Table: click here

Letter to parents on sharing the spring 2019 ACT Aspire results for 8th Grade: click here

Document to parents that explains the Individual Student Report: click here

The ACT Aspire Technical Manual explains the skills that are measured by each subject test and can be accessed through this link: Technical Manual

Summative Testing Coordinator Manual: Test Coordinator Manual

Understanding Your ACT Aspire Summative Results: click here

Explanation of ACT Aspire Data Rollover: click here

 

Formative Test Resources:

ACT Aspire Classroom Assessment Standards Coverage: EnglishMathematics, Reading, and Science.

ACT Aspire Formative Assesssment Strategy webinar: click here

ACT Aspire Interim Assessment sample reports: click here

ACT Aspire Interim Assessment Readiness Tables: click here

The ACT Aspire Periodic Technical Manual explains the skills the are measured by the Interim Assessments and Classroom Assessments: Periodic Technical Manual

For parents- Guide to Understanding Your ACT Aspire Interim Results: English and Spanish

Updated Interim Reports webinar and presentation

Interim Assessment Monitoring Tool: grades 3-8 and high school

Other Resources and Presentations

CAC Talking Points Presentation from September 11, 2018


  

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Interim Assessment #1- baseline data
September 30, 2019 – November 1, 2019
Interim Assessment #2- check for understanding December 2, 2019- January 27, 2020
Interim Assessment #3- just in time data March 2 - March 27, 2020
Aspire Summative Assessment
  • Window 1March 30, 2020 - April 9, 2020
  • Window 2: April 20, 2020 - April 30, 2020
Interim Assessment #4 Optional- post-summative/end-of-course May 4, 2020 – May 22, 2020

 


  

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Exemplars by Grade and Subject-test
Grade 3 English Math Reading Science Writing
Grade 4 English Math Reading Science Writing
Grade 5 English Math Reading Science Writing
Grade 6 English Math Reading Science Writing
Grade 7 English Math Reading Science Writing
Grade 8 English Math Reading Science Writing
Early High School English Math Reading Science Writing

 

Scale Scores
English Scale Score PDF
Reading Scale Score PDF
Math Scale Score PDF
Science Scale Score PDF
Composite Scale Score PDF
Scores sorted by grade Scale Score PDF

 


  

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ACT Aspire Summative Results and Using your CSIP Workshops

Date and Time

Location

July 22, 2019

8:30AM-11:30AM

St. Theresa School; Palentine, IL.

July 22, 2019 

12:00PM-3:00PM

St. Theresa School; Palentine, IL.

July 24, 2019

Domincan University; River Forest,IL

July 24,2019

Domincan University; River Forest, IL

July 30, 2019

Dominican University; River Forest IL

July 30, 2019

 Dominican University; River Forest IL

July 31, 2019

Infant Jesus of Prague School; Flossmoor, IL 

July 31, 2019

Infant Jesus of Prague School; Flossmoor, IL 

 

Materials: TBD

 

Facilitate Wise Meetings Webinar

 Webinar date: 9/22/17

Click here to view webinar
Click here to download presentation

Create and Monitor the CSIP Webinar Webinar date: TBD Click here to view webinar
Click to download presentation

 

 


  

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ACT Aspire Summative Assessment 2019
Paper-based Testing: Click here to view the webinar



Computer-based Testing: Click here to view the webinar

 

 

Date of Test Administration

Dates of make-up tests/accommodations

Window 1:

March 30,2020 through April 9, 2020

 Monday, April 7 through Wednesday, April 9

Window 2:

April 20, 2020 through April 30, 2020

Monday, April 28 through Wednesday, April 30

 
  ACT Aspire Test Manuals 2019
Test Coordinator's Manual Click here to download pdf
Portal User's Guide Click here to download pdf
Accessibility User's Guide Click here to download pdf
Room Supervisor Manual for Paper-based Testing Click here to download pdf
Room Supervisor Manual for Computer-based Testing Click here to download pdf
Technical Readiness Manual for computer-based testing Click here to download pdf
Subject Test Administration
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Reading Mathematics Writing and English Science

 

Summative Test Subject Times
Grade 3 Reading: 65 min. Math: 65 min. Writing: 45 min.
English: 40 min.
Science: 60 min.
Grade 4 Reading: 65 min. Math: 65 min. Writing: 45 min.
English: 40 min.
Science: 60 min.
Grade 5 Reading: 65 min. Math: 65 min. Writing: 45 min.
English: 40 min.
Science: 60 min.
Grade 6 Reading: 65 min. Math: 75 min. Writing: 40 min.
English: 40 min.
Science: 60 min.
Grade 7 Reading: 65 min. Math: 75 min. Writing: 40 min.
English: 40 min.
Science: 60 min.
Grade 8 Reading: 65 min. Math: 75 min. Writing: 40 min.
English: 40 min.
Science: 60 min.
Grades 9 & 10 Reading: 65 min. Math: 75 min. Writing: 40 min.
English: 45 min.
Science: 60 min.


ACT Aspire Interim and Classroom Formative Assessments Test Administration
Step 1: log-in to the Aspire Portal download pdf
Step 2: invite teachers to create accounts on Aspire Portal download pdf

Step 3a: verify students in Aspire portal

Step 3b: Initiate a Transfer Request for students that transferred from a Catholic school

Step3c: Add new students that transferred from a public school

Step 3d: Add multiple new students that transferred from a public school utilizing the student data upload process (webinar and pdf)

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Step 4: modify the test for IEP, ICEP, and 504 students by editing their Personal Needs Profile  download pdf
Step 5: technology step-up for computer-based testing see table below
Step 6: create test sessions download pdf

 

Computer-based Test: Technology Set-up
ACT Aspire Technology Set-up website click here
ACT Aspire Technology Manual download pdf
How to set up TestNav (Chromebooks, iPads, laptops/desktops) click here
TestNav system requirements click here

If you have any questions, you may contact ACT Aspire Customer Service at 888-802-7502, 6:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at actaspire@act.org