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
Parent Guide to accessing student Aspire reports on PowerSchool: Parent Guide
Administrator Guide to accessing student Aspire reports on PowerSchool: Admin Guide
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: English, Mathematics, 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