ACT Aspire Exemplar Items

Student Sandbox and Exemplar Booklets

ACT Aspire incorporates multiple question types including constructed response, selected response, and technology-enhanced items to better assess student knowledge and provide more meaningful insights.

To help students, parents, educators, and policymakers become familiar with ACT Aspire test presentation and content, we have developed two resources, the Student Sandbox and the Exemplar Test Question Booklets, which illustrate the different types of test questions and formats found in both paper-based and computer-based testing modes.

Users may also interact with TestNav tools and functionality by using the TestNav 8 Tutorial below.

Student Sandbox (TestNav8)

The Student Sandbox provides students an opportunity to become familiar not only with ACT Aspire test questions, but also with navigating the TestNav test platform. Like the Exemplar Test Question Booklets, the Student Sandbox will present at least one test question for each reporting category for a given test.

The Student Sandbox should be accessed with a desktop or laptop computer rather than a tablet or smartphone. 

Accessing the Student Sandbox

  • Locate username and password information by selecting a subject from the tabs below.
  • Click on the "Student Sandbox Login" button below to open the login screen for the Student Sandbox.
 

Exemplar Test Question Booklets

ACT Aspire has developed a booklet for each grade and subject that defines ACT Aspire reporting categories for each test. These booklets present at least one test question aligned to each of the reporting categories on a given test. Depth of Knowledge level (DOK), a description of the task presented by the test question, and a description of the correct response are also provided, along with Improvement Idea Statements to help students build on their current level of skill and knowledge.

 

English Login Information

Subject

Username

Password

English Grade 3 english3 actaspire
English Grade 4 english4 actaspire
English Grade 5 english5 actaspire
English Grade 6 english6 actaspire
English Grade 7 english7 actaspire
English Grade 8 english8 actaspire
English Grade 9 & 10 Early High School (EHS) englishEHS actaspire

English Exemplar Test Question Booklets

Math Logins Information

Subject

Username

Password

Math Grade 3 math3 actaspire
Math Grade 4 math4 actaspire
Math Grade 5 math5 actaspire
Math Grade 6 math6 actaspire
Math Grade 7 math7 actaspire
Math Grade 8 math8 actaspire
Math Grade 9 & 10 Early High School (EHS) mathEHS actaspire
Math Text-To-Speech mathTTS actaspire

Reading Login Information

Subject

Username

Password

Reading Grade 3 reading3 actaspire
Reading Grade 4 reading4 actaspire
Reading Grade 5 reading5 actaspire
Reading Grade 6 reading6 actaspire
Reading Grade 7 reading7 actaspire
Reading Grade 8 reading8 actaspire
Reading Grade 9 & 10 Early High School (EHS) readingEHS actaspire

Reading Exemplar Test Question Booklets

Science Login Information

Subject

Username

Password

Science Grade 3 science3 actaspire
Science Grade 4 science4 actaspire
Science Grade 5 science5 actaspire
Science Grade 6 science6 actaspire
Science Grade 7 science7 actaspire
Science Grade 8 science8 actaspire
Science Grade 9 & 10 Early High School (EHS) scienceEHS actaspire

Science Exemplar Test Question Booklets

Writing Login Information

Subject

Username

Password

Writing Grade 3 writing3 actaspire
Writing Grade 4 writing4 actaspire
Writing Grade 5 writing5 actaspire
Writing Grade 6 writing6 actaspire
Writing Grade 7 writing7 actaspire
Writing Grade 8 writing8 actaspire
Writing Grade 9 & 10 Early High School (EHS) writingEHS actaspire

Writing Exemplar Test Question Booklets

The TestNav 8 Tutorial can be used by students and educators to interact with the TestNav 8 computer-based environment and functionality prior to testing. Please click the button below to view the TestNav 8 Tutorial.

Please open the TestNav 8 Tutorial using either FireFox or Internet Explorer.

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