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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

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 3 through Friday, October 28
Interim Assessment #2- check for understanding week of Monday, November 28 – Friday, January 20
Interim Assessment #3- just in time data
week of Monday, March 6 – Friday, March 24
Aspire Summative Assessment
  • Window 1: Monday, April 3 through Thursday, April 6; make-up tests/accommodations Friday, April 7 through Wednesday, April 12.
  • Window 2: Monday, April 10 through Thursday, April 13; make-up tests/accommodations Monday, April 17 through Wednesday, April 19.
  • Window 3: Tuesday, April 18 through Friday, April 21; make-up tests/accommodations Monday, April 24 through Wednesday, April 26.
  • Window 4: Tuesday, April 25 through Friday, April 28; make-up tests/accommodations Monday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 3
Interim Assessment #4 Optional- post-summative/end-of-course week of Monday, May 15 – through Friday, May 26

 

Click to view webinar: Interpreting Aspire Interim Reports


  

 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

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Date and Time

Location

MAX Participants

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

Prince of Peace

(135 S. Milwaukee Ave, Lake Villa)

40 People

8/9/16 8:30am - 11:30am

St. John of the Cross

(708 51st St, Western Springs)

60 People

8/10/16 8:30am - 11:30am

St. Alphonsus Ligouri

(411 N. Wheeling Rd, Prospect Heights)

60 People

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

Meyer Center: D/E/F

(3525 S. Lake Park Ave, Chicago)

60 People

8/15/16 8:30am - 11:30am

Quigley Pastoral Center: A/B

(835 N. Rush St, Chicago)

40 People

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

Meyer Center: D/E/F

(3525 S. Lake Park Ave, Chicago)

60 People

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

Meyer Center: D/E/F

(3525 S. Lake Park Ave, Chicago)

60 People

8/19/16 8:30am - 11:30am

Meyer Center: F

(3525 S. Lake Park Ave, Chicago)

60 People

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Webinar

Workshop Agenda

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Build Assessment Literacy on ACT Aspire Interim and Summative Assessments

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Date and Time

Location

MAX Participants

Friday, September 23, 2016
8:30 am to 11:30 am

Meyer Center
(3525 S. Lake Park Ave, Chicago)

St. Alphonsus Liguori School
(411 N. Wheeling Rd., Prospect Heights)

60 People

 

50 People

Friday, September 23, 2016
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Meyer Center
(3525 S. Lake Park Ave, Chicago)

St. Alphonsus Liguori School
(411 N. Wheeling Rd., Prospect Heights)

60 People

 

50 People

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Using formative assessment results to inform curriculum and instruction

Date and Time Location
Friday, November 4 
8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Cardinal Meyer Center
3525 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago
Workshop Agenda Framework for Describing Types of Assessments

 


  

 ACT Aspire Test Administration Minimize

ACT Aspire Summative Assessment 2017
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:

Monday, April 3 through Thursday, April 6

Friday, April 7 through Wednesday, April 12.

Window 2:

Monday, April 10 through Thursday, April 13

April 17 through Wednesday, April 19.

Window 3

Tuesday, April 18 through Friday, April 21

Monday, April 24 through Wednesday, April 26.

Window 4:

Tuesday, April 25 through Friday, April 28

Monday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 3

 
  ACT Aspire Test Manuals 2017
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_Implementation@ACTAspire.org