ACT Aspire

The first computer-based longitudinal assessment system for college and career readiness.

Create a Stronger Start with ACT Aspire

Map student progress from grades 3 through high school.

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

Summative Assessments

We offer a system of annual vertically articulated, standards-based Summative Assessments linked to ACT College Readiness Benchmarks and other sets of state standards.

Interim Assessments

Our Interim Assessments provide fast, convenient, and accurate measurement. They can be implemented at intervals leading up to the ACT Aspire Summative Assessments.

Classroom 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

  1. The only system of assessments directly connected to the most used college entrance exam, the ACT test
  2. The 1st longitudinal assessment to fully connect student performance with readiness benchmarks
  3. Accurately predicts students' future scores on the ACT
  4. Gives educators greater visibility into specific areas of academic risk
  5. Delivers evidence-based results
  6. 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

Together, We Can Make Students Unstoppable

See how educators are using ACT Aspire track and improve student readiness for college and career.

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