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Know where you students are
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ACT Aspire is an Assessment
System Developed for and Focused
on the Student
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Identifies a student’s predicted
path toward readiness
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Highlights gaps between what
students have learned and what
they need to learn
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Leverages familiar technology
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Offers robust online reporting that
enables timely modifications to
student learning and intervention
strategies
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Why ACT Aspire—The Drivers
Mission
User Experience
Market Trends
Affirming State / District / School Needs
Research / Evidence
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Research Supports
Early Monitoring
• Readiness matters
• Earlier monitoring matters
• Multiple dimensions matter
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ACT Aspire
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8 Early High School Grade 11 Grade 12
ACT Aspire Summative Assessments (Grades 3-10)
The ACT®
ACT Aspire Classroom / Interim Assessment (Grades 3-12)
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Vertically articulated, standards-based system of assessments to
monitor progress in the context of college and career readiness
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Summative assessments at each grade level on a 3-digit vertical
scale that spans grades 3–10 and links empirically to the ACT’s College
Readiness Benchmark score scale (1–36)
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Subject areas: English, math, reading, science, and writing
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Linear, computer-based, multiple question types including
constructed response, paper-and-pencil option
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What Makes ACT Aspire Unique?
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Measures “other” critical areas
needed for student success
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Science
Text complexity score
Stem score
Work Readiness score with
predicted NCRC level
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Employs modular administration
by subject and/or grade
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Links to ACT College Readiness
Benchmarks and aligns with
Common Core State Standards
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Provides evidence-based results
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Understanding Demands on Your Time
Assessment should always assist and guide instruction – not
overwhelm it. Thus ACT Aspire requires a testing commitment
averaging only 3 hours total testing for all five subjects – with an
average single test duration as low as 20 minutes – and not greater
than 50 minutes per test.
Timing in Minutes
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Inclusive Accessibility Features
Audio
read-aloud, text-to-speech, and
verbal descriptions
Visual
color contrast settings, screen
magnification, line reader, and
highlighter
Cognitive and engagement
answer masking
American Sign Language
(ASL)
Closed captioning
of video content
Braille
and tactile graphics
Large type
paper and pencil
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Second Language Support
• Grades 3-6
Spanish Language Audio and Text
• math, science and writing
• All grades Spanish Language Support Materials
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Technology-Enhanced Item Sample
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Technology-Enhanced Item Sample
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Reporting Guiding Principles
Focus on the
Journey
Progression toward readiness
matters, not individual scores
Self-Service
Determine how deeply you
want to engage with the data
Tell a Story
Reflect each child’s
possibilities, not his or her
deficits
Easy-toUnderstand
Language
For all audiences
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Focused on Growth
Foundation based on Validated
Measures from ACT’s Research
• ACT College Readiness
Standards
• ACT College Readiness
Benchmarks
ACT Readiness Benchmarks all
Grades/Subjects
Multiple levels of Proficiency all
Relative to ACT Readiness
Benchmarks
Scaled Subject Scores
English, reading, writing, science,
and writing
Reports are designed for both a quick glance
overview – and detailed data to inform and
guide next-step actions.
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Focused on Growth
Student Longitudinal Growth
charts showing personalized
progress
• Based on ACT’s decades of
research from Explore, Plan
and ACT users
• Predicted ACT Scores for Each
Subject beginning in Early
High School (Grades 9/10)
• National Median Scores to
provide Grade Level Context
• Composite Scores for Early
High School (Grades 9/10)
Two year student predicted path
towards college and career
readiness
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Reporting Student Skills
Standards performance
ACT Readiness Range Paths to Improvement
based on ACT’s College
Readiness Standards and
aligned to Common Core
typical performance of
Students who have met
the ACT Readiness
Benchmark for that subject
simple interventions
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Additional Measures of Readiness
• National Norms
• ELA Combined Score
(English, Reading &
Writing)
• Reading Text
Complexity Scores
• STEM Combined
Score (Science &
Math)
• Work Readiness
Measure (Early High
School – Grades 9/10)
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Aggregate Reporting that
Enables Educators
Experience with assessing,
scoring, collecting and
reporting data in a useful
format should never be
based on the assumption
that such a skill set will
simply arise.
• Easy to Use and Interpret
• Flexible Student
Grouping
• Quick identification of
Benchmark Attainment,
Growth and Standards
Performance
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Aggregate Reporting that
Enables Educators
• Identifies potential
curriculum gaps
• Identifies Students
in need of
Intervention
• Identifies
opportunities for
Professional
Development
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What We’ll Learn About Students
• Subject Scores—English, math, reading,
science, and writing
• ACT Readiness Benchmarks for all grades
in English, math, reading, and science
• Reporting based on ACT College
Readiness Standards and aligned to the
Common Core State Standards
• Norms—National
• Paths to Improvement
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Online Reporting—Support
• ELA Scores for those who test in English, reading, and writing
• Reading Text Complexity Scores (Reading only)
• Longitudinal growth
• Student predicted paths toward college and career readiness
• Composite Score (Early High School)
• Projected Stem Score
• Predicted ACT Subject and Composite Score (Early High School)
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Online Reporting Delivery
• Rich data and insights
• Accessible via computer or tablet
• Downloadable PDFs of
prebuilt reports
− Student and Educator Reports
− Reports for Schools,
Districts, and States
• Aggregate data files available for
download to SIS
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Benefits to You
• Highest quality item development and test construction
• Validated standards and benchmarks
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− Provides a 3-digit, vertical scale for grades 3–10 empirically
linked to the ACT scale through the inclusion of ACT’s
Readiness Benchmarks at each grade level
− Highlights gaps between what students have actually
learned and what they need to learn
Leverage technology
− CBT design to assess more authentic construct and create
more natural engagement for students
− Robust online reporting
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Benefits to You
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Sustainability plan
− Ongoing research, support,
and validation
− Item refreshment plan
• Connectivity
− First digital, longitudinal system
to connect student
performance from grades 3–12
to college and career
− An aligned classroom and interimbased tool and assessment
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Standards-based reporting
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www.discoveractaspire.org
• Stay Connected
− Sign up for updates
• Learn More
− Test features
− FAQs
− Technical requirements
− News
− Research
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Training and Exemplar Web Sites
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Avocet - This site contains manuals and ancillary materials. As new materials are
created they will be housed here:
http://actaspire.avocet.pearson.com/.
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Training Management System (TMS) - This site contains training modules, including
district readiness, student data, test sessions, and many other topics. The TMS site
can be accessed here:
https://actaspire.tms.pearson.com/.
The first time you access the TMS site, you will be prompted to enter your email
address, name, and organization. If your organization does not appear, you may
check the “No Affiliation” box, then click on Register.
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Access to demo site
To view the ACT Aspire Exemplar Items visit: tn.actaspire.org
Use the appropriate username and password for the subject area you wish to
view.
Subject
Username
Password
English
english
actaspire
Reading
reading
actaspire
Writing
writing
actaspire
Math
math
actaspire
Science
science
actaspire
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Pricing
Computer Based Testing
Paper and Pencil
$22.00 per student for one
subject
$1 additional per subject
$28.00 per student for one
subject
$1 additional per subject
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ACT Profile (Beta)
• Free online tool that helps
students answer the college
and career planning question:
“What do I want to do?”
• Offers students the powerful,
personalized insights they
need to make smarter
decisions about their next
steps after high school
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ACT Profile (Beta)
• ACT Profile develops
personalized insights and
populates an interactive
career graph to show
students the best career
matches based on their
self-assessment results.
• Extends the provided
insights to help students understand the educational path
needed for each career
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ACT Profile (Beta)
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ACT Profile (Beta)
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