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General Resources:

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 2017 ACT Aspire results: click here; Grade Level Performance Table: 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

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


  

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Interim Assessment #1- baseline data
Week of Monday, October 1, 2018 – Wednesday, October 31
Interim Assessment #2- check for understanding Week of Monday, January 7, 2019 – Thursday, January 31
Interim Assessment #3- just in time data
Week of Monday, March 4, 2019 – Friday, March 15
Aspire Summative Assessment
  • Window 1: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 through Friday, April 5; Make-up tests/accommodations Monday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 10.
  • Window 2: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 through Friday, April 12; Make-up tests/accommodations Monday, April 15 through Wednesday, April 17.
Interim Assessment #4 Optional- post-summative/end-of-course Week of Monday, May 13, 2019 – Friday, May 24

 


  

 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
Composite Scale Score PDF
Scores sorted by grade Scale Score PDF

 


  

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ACT Aspire Summative Results

Date and Time

Location

7/30/18 8:30am - 11:30am

Level 1: Archbishop Quigley Center, 835 N. Rush St., Chicago

8/1/18 8:30am - 11:30am

Level 1: Cardinal Meyer Center, 3525 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago

8/1/18 12:30PM to 3:30 PM

Level 1: Cardinal Meyer Center, 3525 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago

8/6/18 8:30am - 11:30am

Level 1: Infant Jesus of Prague, 1101 Douglas Avenue. Flossmoor, 60422

 8/6/18 12:30PM to 3:30 PM

Level 2: Infant Jesus of Prague, 1101 Douglas Avenue. Flossmoor, 60422

8/7/18 8:30am - 11:30am

 Level 1: Cardinal Meyer Center, 3525 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago

8/7/18 12:30PM to 3:30 PM

Level 2:Cardinal Meyer Center, 3525 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago

 

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

Level 1: Cardinal Meyer Center, 3525 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago

8/8/18 12:30PM to 3:30 PM

Level 2: Cardinal Meyer Center, 3525 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago

 

Download workshop agenda and presentation

 

Level 1: agenda and presentation

Level 2: agenda and presentation

 

Facilitate Wise Meetings Webinar

 Webinar date: 9/22/17

Click here to view webinar
Click here to download presentation

ACT Aspire Summative Results Webinar Webinar date: TBD

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

 

Interpreting and Using ACT Aspire Interim Results Workshop

Dates and Times Location
TBD TBD
Register for workshop Click here to register
Workshop Agenda Morning Agenda and Afternoon Agenda

 


  

 ACT Aspire Test Administration Minimize

ACT Aspire Summative Assessment 2019
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 2 through Friday, April 5

 Monday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 10

Window 2:

Tuesday, April 9 through Friday, April 12

Monday, April 15 through Wednesday, April 17

 
  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

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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