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September 27, 2018
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ACT Aspire: New Class Roster

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October 2, 2018
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ACT Aspire: It’s More Than an NP—ACT Aspire Summative Data and Supplemental Scores to Inform College and Career Readiness

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October 4, 2018
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ACT Aspire: Performance Level Descriptors (PLD) and Knowledge & Skillsmap

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October 9, 2018
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ACT Aspire: Measuring Progress and Informing Instruction with ACT Aspire Periodic Assessments

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October 11, 2018
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ACT Academy

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November 13, 2018
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ACT Aspire: Meaningful Outcomes for ACSI SchoolsClick here.
November 27, 2018
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ACT Aspire: It’s More Than an NP—ACT Aspire Summative Data and Supplemental Scores to Inform College and Career Readiness

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December 4, 2018
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ACT Aspire: Measuring Progress and Informing Instruction with ACT Aspire Periodic Assessments

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January 15, 2019
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ACT Aspire: Building a Comprehensive Assessment Plan with ACT Aspire

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ACT Aspire Summative Assessment

ACT Aspire Summative Assessment
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Measuring student growth for future success

Research shows that today and in the future good jobs will require a greater level of knowledge and skills after high school. ACT® Aspire® can help all your learners measure their progress toward the readiness they will need for future success, whether they transition to college or career. ACT Aspire is the first digital, longitudinal assessment system to fully connect the student performance with readiness benchmarks from the elementary grades through early high school.

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Assessment Overview

The ACT Aspire Assessment System® is a vertically scaled, standards–based system of assessments that monitors student growth and progress toward college and career readiness, anchored on the ACT®.

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ACT SummativeACT Aspire® Summative Assessments measure student progress toward college and career readiness as defined by the pioneering research, data standards, and benchmarks of ACT.

Based on ACT College and Career Readiness Standards, ACT Aspire assessments are consistent with many state standards that are focused on college and career readiness.

Scores reflect the knowledge and skills students develop over time—across grades—and link these results to readiness for college and career, providing an evolving picture of student growth.


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Features and Benefits

  • Delivers evidence–based results
  • Features additional measures that provide a more holistic view of each student
  • Gives educators greater visibility into specific areas of academic risk, allowing earlier intervention
  • Vertically scaled, standards–based battery of achievement tests
  • Linked to ACT College Readiness Benchmarks
  • Anchored by the ACT® test, for students in grades 11 and 12
  • Provides empirically–based readiness benchmarks at every level
  • Multiple question types—constructed response, selected response, and technology enhanced
  • Subject areas: English, mathematics, reading, science, and writing for grades 3–8 and early high school (grades 9–10)
  • Online delivery of assessments with paper option
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Focused on College and Career Readiness

ACT Aspire is the only assessment system that can provide data to track student progress toward college and career readiness from grade 3 through early high school that is anchored by the ACT test.


A Deeper Understanding of Student Readiness

ACT Aspire also provides additional measures of student success not found elsewhere, including:

  • A Progress with Text Complexity indicator for students who test with reading
  • An English/Language Arts score for those students who test in English, reading, and writing
  • A STEM score for students who test in science and mathematics
  • A Progress toward Career Readiness indicator for students who test in grades 8–10 that is directly tied to the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate
  • A predicted ACT Composite score and predicted ACT Subject Score for grades 9–10 (early high school)
Periodic Assessments

Periodic Assessments

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ACT Aspire® Periodic Assessments (classroom and interim) are designed to measure student understanding of the concepts and skills outlined in the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards and many state standards focused on college and career readiness. Periodic assessments help measure shorter–term student progress — providing supporting data for a more targeted and responsive program of instruction.

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Periodic assessments are available as a perfect complement to the ACT Aspire Summative Assessments or as an independent assessment program.

  • Online delivery
  • Subject areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science
  • Locally controlled administration
  • Integrated system of Classroom and Interim assessments
  • Leverages more than 50 years of ACT education and career readiness research for credibility, validity, and effectiveness

ACT Aspire Interim Assessments can be administered periodically throughout the course of an academic year. They supply educators with timely and instructionally valuable data that summative assessments are not designed to provide such as information about student progress toward learning goals and objectives that can be used for adapting instruction.  Interim assessments also help educators evaluate and monitor student performance, which allows time for intervention with struggling students or for enrichment for students who are excelling.

ACT Interims

ACT Aspire Classroom Assessments can be used to assess knowledge before starting a new unit of study, to monitor student learning during ongoing instruction, and to check student outcomes or assess the need for corrective instruction. The flexible nature of these assessments allows teachers to interpret the best time for administration while providing short–term, guiding insights to student progress.

Summative Assessments, also part of the ACT Aspire Assessment System®, inform instruction and measure student progress. They are offered separately from the Periodic Assessments.

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ACT Aspire Portal

ACT Aspire Portal

The ACT® Aspire® Portal is the secure site where users perform administrative tasks associated with managing and delivering the ACT Aspire assessment.

  • Upload Student Data Files (SDUs)
  • Create Personal Needs Profiles (PNP)
  • Manage computer-based (CBT) and paper-based (PBT) test sessions
  • Record student and session comments

Access to the Portal is initially granted to Administrators and Test Coordinators listed on the Organization File.

After the initial invites to the Portal have been accepted, users may choose to delegate test administrative responsibilities and invite other peers to the Portal. For a detailed summary of ACT Aspire Portal user roles and responsibilities, visit the Portal User Roles document found on Avocet.


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Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Convenient, versatile options to meet your assessment needs.

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Fall 2018 Summative
Paper-Based Testing Schedule


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Fall 2018 Summative
Computer-Based Testing Schedule


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Recently recorded webinars:
ACT Aspire: Current Progress/Supplemental Scores/ISRL: Video, Handout, PowerPoint
ACT Aspire: Subject Proficiency Pathway & Skill Proficiency: Video, Handout
ACT Aspire: Meaningful Outcomes for ACSI Schools & Skill Proficiency: Video, Handout

 

Learn the benefits of year-round testing with ACT. Click here to watch the recorded webinar: Measuring Progress Throughout the Year with ACT Aspire Periodic Assessments. Click here for related handouts.

Additional previously recorded training and informational webinars are available by clicking here.


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KEY DATES:
Ongoing Interims/Periodics are available for purchase at any time. Annual Licenses expire June 30th each year.
July 31, 2018DEADLINE to Order ACT Aspire for Fall 2018 administration
October 8—November 30, 2018 Testing Window
Results received by schools in approximately 45 days.
March 29, 2019 Deadline to order optional printed reports.


Administration Mode: Both online and paper/pencil administration

ACE Exemplars
This site provides two resources designed to familiarize ACT Aspire test presentation and content, including English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing

OpenEd

The most comprehensive repository of FREE educational resources, all in one place.
  • FREE access to educational videos, games, activities, quizzes, lesson plans, and assignments
  • Matches content to each student's needs, providing remediation and mastery of subject areas
  • The best instructional content from top providers:
    • Khan Academy (all content)
    • Althea Publishers
    • Flocabulary
    • Gynzy
    • PowerUp What Works
    • Splash Math
    • Let's Start Smart
    • Brainquake
    • 500,000+ sources!

AvocetThis site offers an indexed and searchable list of manuals, guides, checklists, and more.

ACT Aspire FAQs
Technical Readiness Checks: Laptop, desktop, iPad, Chromebook, etc.


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Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Spring 2019 information coming soon!

Convenient, versatile options to meet your assessment needs.

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Spring 2018 Summative
Paper-Based Testing Schedule

Updating for 2019 soon!

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of the paper-based testing schedule.
Spring 2018 Summative
Computer-Based Testing Schedule

Updating for 2019 soon!

Click graphic for full size, downloadable pdf
of the computer-based testing schedule.


ACE Exemplars
This site provides two resources designed to familiarize ACT Aspire test presentation and content, including English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing

OpenEd

The most comprehensive repository of FREE educational resources, all in one place.
  • FREE access to educational videos, games, activities, quizzes, lesson plans, and assignments
  • Matches content to each student's needs, providing remediation and mastery of subject areas
  • The best instructional content from top providers:
    • Khan Academy (all content)
    • Althea Publishers
    • Flocabulary
    • Gynzy
    • PowerUp What Works
    • Splash Math
    • Let's Start Smart
    • Brainquake
    • 500,000+ sources!

AvocetThis site offers an indexed and searchable list of manuals, guides, checklists, and more.

ACT Aspire FAQs
Technical Readiness Checks: Laptop, desktop, iPad, Chromebook, etc.


If you are in need of additional assistance,
call us at 800.367.0798
.

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Manuals & User Guides for ACT Aspire

Manuals & User Guides for ACT Aspire

ACT Fall 2018 TCM

The ACT® Aspire® Test Coordinator Manual - Summative Testing provides policies and procedures critical to a successful test administration. Click the manual cover to the left to download the Test Coordinator Manual for Fall 2018.


ACT Aspire provides a a variety of assessment manuals, along with assessment due dates. Furthermore, step-by-step instructions for setting up and administering the ACT Aspire paper-based and computer-based assessment are available.


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● ACT Aspire Calendar of Training Events
● Manuals
● Assessment Due Dates
● Step-by-Step Training Resources
● ACT Aspire Knowledge Base and Training Opportunities

Avocet


This site offers an indexed and searchable list of manuals, guides, checklists, and more.
ACT Training Management System
This site enables users to register and access using their email address, allowing them to train training progress an dview training transcripts. It also includes "bite-sized" training modules covering a variety of subjects and topics related to both summative and periodic assessments. The modules are self-paced, and content is searchable.



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Instructional Resources & Materials

Instructional Resources & Materials


Manuals and User Guides. Includes a variety of assessment manuals, along with assessment due dates. Additionally, step–by–step instructions to set up and administer the ACT® Aspire® paper–based and computer–based assessments are available.

ACT Fall 2018 TCM

The ACT Aspire Test Coordinator Manual - Summative Testing provides policies and procedures critical to a successful test administration. Click the link to download the Test Coordinator Manual for Fall 2018.


Understanding Summative Paper Testing Materials–Spring 2018 provides sample images highlighting the different Summative paper testing materials and usage instructions.

Training Resources:

● The Avocet Site. This site offers an indexed and searchable list of manuals, guides, checklists and more.

● ACT Aspire Training Management System (TMS). This site requires users to register and access with their email address. They can track training progress and view training transcripts. This site also includes bite–sized training modules covering a variety of subjects and topics related to both summative and periodic assessments. The moduals are self–paced and content is searchable.

Exemplar Test Question Booklets and Student Sandbox. These resources illustrate the different types of test questions and formats found in both paper–based and computer–based testing modes. Users may also interact with TestNav tools and functionality by using the TestNav 8 Tutorial.

Techology Set–up. This site offers information related to computer–based testing components, installable TestNav, and additional technology resources.

Report Resources. This site provides a wide range of reporting resources. These include understanding reports, sample reports, and reporting information on Avocet and the Training Management System (TMS).




Council for American Private Education (CAPE) for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.



Video Library for ACT

Video Library for ACT


This webpage provides links to a variety of introductory and informational webinar videos and related handouts (as available). These webinars are presented by qualified assessment specialists from ACT Aspire.

These video resources were recorded during the Spring 2018 assessment testing period.


ACT Academy

ACT Academy

Driving Blended Learning From Classroom Assessments

Standards aligned K–12 resources, tailored for each student based on assessment results.

The most comprehensive repository of free educational resources, all in one place.

OpenEd Join
  • FREE access to educational videos, games, activities, quizzes, lesson plans, and assignments
  • Matches content to each student's needs, providing remediation and mastery of subject areas
  • The best instructional content from top providers:
    • Khan Academy (all content)
    • Althea Publishers
    • Flocabulary
    • Gynzy
    • PowerUp What Works
    • Splash Math
    • Let's Start Smart
    • Brainquake
    • 500,000+ sources!



ACT Academy
is a system of online educational resources. The resource link is currently associated with the Periodics for mathematics, however, links to other content areas will be available in the future.

You will need to create an account to access many of the available resources, but joining is free.

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