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When placing your order, be sure to indicate that you are part of a Group Order and enter Group Owner Name ACSI where prompted in order to enjoy special benefits designed just for ACSI member schools. Orders need to be placed by 1/18/18, deadline dates on the ACT Aspire order form that differ from this date are intended for non-ACSI schools.

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.


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®.



ACT 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.


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

Focused on College and Career Readiness

ACT Aspire is the only assessment system that can provide data to track student progress toward college and carreer readiness from grade 3 through early high school that is ancored 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)