Act Aspire test

October 30, 2018

As partners in your child’s education, it is important to ensure that they are prepared for each step along their educational journey. One way to determine student preparedness is through regular meaningful assessment. In the next few weeks, your child will be completing the ACT Aspire assessment. ACT Aspire will help provide important information that will allow us to determine how your child is progressing at his or her current grade level, as well as along his or her overall path toward future college and career readiness. ACT Aspire will be used as a tool to identify which important skills, abilities, and knowledge your child has now, and which ones still need to be learned in order to be successful in school and in the future.The assessment will also allow the school to see where students are succeeding, as well as where extra support or academic intervention is needed. ACT Aspire consists of five segments: English, math, reading, science, and writing. The test will be delivered in two half-day segments with short breaks in between test subjects. Students who are on an individualized education plan (IEP) or Section 504 plan will test in accordance to their plan. Final test results, including a predicted ACT score for 8th grade students, will be shared with families after winter break.

For more information about the ACT ASPIRE test visit www.actaspire.org 
For practice test questions, visit
http://actaspire.pearson.com/exemplars.html

Test Dates

6th grade:  11/14-11/15

7th grade:  11/15-11/16

8th grade:  11/13-11/14

Test Tips for Students

Get plenty of rest the night before the test
Eat a healthy breakfast the day of the test
Bring a calculator to the test
Pace yourself during the test
Review your answers if you have time

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Fields, Mr. Kane, or your child’s counselor.