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General Resources:

Ordering ACT ASPIRE 2020-2021:

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, July 15, 2020.  Included below is important information regarding pricing and other information related to ACT ASPIRE ordering.

Step By Step Instructions ( School Discount Code: ADCHI21)

Archdiocese of Chicago School Code Spreadsheet (Individual school codes)

 

ACT Aspire Summative: $22 per student for computer-based test and $28 per student for paper-based test.

ACT Aspire Periodic (these are the Interim and Classroom assessments): $3.50 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 update students' Personal Needs Profile (PNP) can be accessed through this link: Updating Personal Needs Profile (PNP)

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

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

ACT ASPIRE Periodic Guide powerpoint


  

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Periodic assessments can be scheduled at any time throughout the school year. Schools may want to take advantage of Interim IV which includes a larger, fuller segment of the standards to provide a more comprehensive understanding of where students are meeting proficency across Standards. Schools may also have flexibility in the order, and the selection of subject tests for the periodics. 


  

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More information will be released regarding CSIP trainings in August 2020. Please reach out to Dr. Hedi Belkaoui for questions at hedi.belkaoui@archchicago.org

 

Facilitate MeetingWise Webinar

 Webinar date: 9/22/17

Click here to view webinar
Click here to download presentation

 

 


  

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ACT Aspire Summative Assessment Window Information
 

 

Date of Test Administration

Dates of make-up tests/accommodations

Window 1:

April 19-23, 2021

 Monday, April 26-April  30, 2021

 
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.

 

 

Computer-based Test: Technology Set-up
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