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 Resources on ACT ASPIRE Minimize

ACT Aspire Readiness Levels: click here

ACT Aspire Performance Level Descriptors: click here

Linking ACT Aspire Interim Assessment I through III to Summative Assessment

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 Accessibility Users Guide: click here

Letter to parents on sharing the spring 2016 ACT Aspire results: click here PDF or Word; Grade Level Performance Table: click here

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

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

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

The document explaining the ACT Aspire results can be accessed through this link: Understanding Your ACT Aspire Summative Results and Understanding Your ACT Aspire Interim Results

The steps to access the ACT Aspire Individual Student Report can be accessed through ths 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/


  

 Interim Assessment Schedule Minimize
Interim Assessment #1- baseline data
Week of Monday, October 2nd – Friday, October 31st
Interim Assessment #2- check for understanding Week of Monday, November 27 – Friday, January 26
Interim Assessment #3- just in time data
week of Monday, March 5 – Friday, March 23
Aspire Summative Assessment
  • Window 1: Tuesday, April 10 through Friday, April 13; Make-up tests/accommodations Monday, April 16 through Thursday, April 19.
  • Window 2: Tuesday, April 17 through Friday, April 20; Make-up tests/accommodations Monday, April 23 through Thursday, April 26.
Interim Assessment #4 Optional- post-summative/end-of-course Week of Monday, May 14 – Friday, May 25

 Click to view webinar: Interpreting Aspire Interim Reports

Monitoring Tool for ACT Aspire Interim Assessments
Interim Assessment Monitoring Tool Click here to download
Interim Assessment Monitoring Tool- example Click here to download
Interim Assessment Monitoring Tool for High Schools Click here to download
Interim Assessment Monitoring Tool for High Schools- example Click here to download

 


  

 ACT Aspire Exemplars and Score Scale Minimize
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
Writing Scale Score PDF
Composite Scale Score PDF
Scores sorted by grade Scale Score PDF

 


  

 ACT Aspire Workshops Minimize

 

ACT Aspire Summative Results

Date and Time

Location

8/8/17 8:30am - 11:30am

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Elem

(9250 W. 167th St., Orland Hills, IL)

8/9/17 8:30am - 11:30am

Quigley Pastoral Center

(835 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL)

8/10/17 8:30am - 11:30am

St. John of the Cross

(708 51st St., Western Springs)

8/15/17 8:30am - 11:30am

Meyer Center

(3525 S. Lake Park Ave, Chicago)

8/16/17 8:30am - 11:30am

St. Bede School

(36399 N. Wilson Rd., Ingleside, IL)

8/17/17 8:30am - 11:30am

St. Sabina School

(7801 S. Throop St., Chicago, IL)

8/18/17 8:30am - 11:30am

St. Emily School

(1400 E. Central Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL)

 

Download workshop agenda and presentation

 

 

Using formative assessment results to inform curriculum and instruction

Date and Time Location
TBD TBD
Workshop Agenda Framework for Describing Types of Assessments

 


  

 ACT Aspire Test Administration Minimize

ACT Aspire Summative Assessment 2018
Paper-based Testing: Click here to view the webinar

Download presentation: click here

Computer-based Testing: Click here to view the webinar
Download presentation: click here

 

Date of Test Administration

Dates of make-up tests/accommodations

Window 1:

Tuesday, April 10th through Friday, April 13th, 2018

Monday, April 16th through Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Window 2:

Tuesday, April 17th through Friday, April 20th, 2018

Monday, April 23rd through Thursday, April 26th, 2018

 
  ACT Aspire Test Manuals 2018
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
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: 40 min.
Science: 60 min.


ACT Aspire Interim and Classroom Formative Assessments Test Administration
Step 1: log-in to the Aspire Portal click here
Step 2: invite teachers to create accounts on Aspire Portal download pdf
Step 3: verify students in Aspire portal download pdf
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 on Chromebooks download pdf

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@actaspire.org