A Comprehensive System with Two Major Components: Summative and Periodic Assessment
- Components that may be used independently or together with
- Data that educators can use to build effective learning programs focused on college and career readiness.
Periodic and Summative Assessment Compared
We offer a system of annual vertically articulated, standards-based Summative Assessments linked to ACT College Readiness Benchmarks and other sets of state standards.
Our Interim Assessments provide fast, convenient, and accurate measurement. They can be implemented at intervals leading up to the ACT Aspire Summative Assessments.
Our Classroom Assessments are designed for flexible implementation between their Interim counterparts. Each assessment provides guiding insights to student progress.
Six Good Reasons to Implement ACT Aspire
- The only system of assessments directly connected to the most used college entrance exam, the ACT test
- The 1st longitudinal assessment to fully connect student performance with readiness benchmarks
- Accurately predicts students' future scores on the ACT
- Gives educators greater visibility into specific areas of academic risk
- Delivers evidence-based results
- Periodic assessments that lead to early interventions
ACT Aspire Fast Facts
- Vertically articulated, standards-based system of summative, interim, and classroom assessments
- Linked to ACT College Readiness Benchmarks and aligned with the Common Core State Standards
- Anchored by the capstone college readiness assessment, the ACT
- Multiple question types: constructed response, selected response, and technology-enhanced
- Subject areas: English, math, reading, science, and writing for grades 3–8 and early high school (grades 9–10)
- Modular administration of subjects and grades available
- Online delivery of assessments with traditional paper-and-pencil option
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