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What is ACT Aspire?
Act Aspire is a computer-based assessment
system to fully connect student performance
from elementary grades through high school in
the context of college and career readiness.
ACT Aspire will assist parents and educators
with information they need to help students get
and stay on track by connecting assessment to
teaching and learning. ACT Aspire is an
assessment system developed to identify a
student’s predicted path through individualized
reporting. It highlights gaps between what
students have learned and what they need to
learn.
What about ARMT+ Science?
The Alabama Science Assessment will be given to
5th graders via paper-pencil format. The
ARMT+ Science test is a multiple-choice test
designed to assess 5th and 7th grade students’
mastery of Alabama state science content
standards. Fifth graders are assessed in the
areas of life, physical, earth, and space science.
Scores are reported according to achievement
levels ranging from Level I (not meeting
standards to a Level IV (exceeding standards.
Diving into ACT Aspire
The Reading Test
•60 minutes
•31 Questions
•22-24 Selected Response
•3-5 Technology Enhanced
•3-5 Constructed Response
The Math Test
•55 minutes
•31 Questions
•18-20 Selected Response
•6-8 Technology Enhanced
•5 Constructed Response
• Selected Response Questionsmultiple choice questions.
• Constructed Response Questionsopen-ended questions.
• Technology Enhanced Questionscomputer interactions. For example,
mercury rising on a thermometer.
Students will see that particular
action when the problem comes up.
The Night Before the Test
•Talk to your child about any concerns they may
have.
•Your family should relax and enjoy the evening.
•Your child needs to go to bed on time.
•Your child does not need go to bed upset or
angry.
•Your child should get a night’s sleep.
The Morning of the Test
• Start your day as you normally do.
• Your child should eat a healthy breakfast.
• Allow your child to wear his/her favorite
comfortable clothing.
• Encourage your child to have a positive
attitude and do his/her best on the test.
• Be sure your child is at school and on
time every day during testing.
• If your child wears glasses, please make
sure that he/she has them for testing.
Testing Schedule
Monday, May 5th: 5th Grade Reading
Tuesday, May 6th: 3rd Grade Reading
Wednesday, May 7th: 4th Grade Reading
Thursday, May 8th: Alabama Science
Assessment (5th Grade ONLY)
Monday, May 12th: 5th Grade Math
Tuesday, May 13th: 3rd Grade Math
Wednesday, May 14th: 4th Grade Math
What happens if my child misses a test?
It is extremely important for your child
to be on time and in attendance at
school every day! Teachers are
assigned a date and time to
complete the ACT Aspire. Please
check the testing schedule to see
when you child’s class will be
testing. If your child misses a test,
make-up tests will be given on May
8th & 9th and May 15th & 16th.
For more information…
To locate example test questions:
Go to www.discoveractaspire.org
Scroll down to Assessment
Click on the chosen subject under
Exemplar Items
OR
Students may practice the online system
using the Exemplar Items listed at
http://tn.actaspire.org
Username: subject (i.e. math)
Password: actaspire
Michele Rogers, HPES counselor
[email protected]
342-2652 x3

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