ACT Aspire Success Stories

How Educators are Using ACT Aspire in the Classroom

ACT Aspire Summative and Periodic testing is available to administer for the 2020-2021 academic year. Talk to an ACT representative about how a flexible implementation model as you navigate COVID or access our FAQs for further answers

Success Stories

See how educators are using ACT Aspire to improve and track students' readiness for college and career.

Declan FitzPatrick
Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Fox C–6 School District
St. Louis, Missouri

Connecting Student Growth: Elementary to High School

The Fox C–6 School District, near St. Louis, Missouri, has put together a comprehensive assessment plan using ACT solutions that has limited their impact on instructional time and aligned data from grade 3 through high school.

“If we really care about kids, what we want are better results on the tests that are going to get them into college and college scholarships. When we say we value the ACT results and we’re going to take assessments once a year to find out where your kids are moving towards that college and career readiness benchmark, parents say that’s a value they can get behind.”

—Declan FitzPatrick, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Fox C–6 School District, St. Louis, Missouri

A Higher Standard for Extraordinary Students

This Oklahoma school gave a boost to its curriculum while surpassing national ACT test scores.


Improving College & Career Readiness

The Archdiocese of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois used ACT Aspire longitudinal data to dramatically impact college and career readiness among its students.

Providing Educators with the Tools Needed for Student Success

Maryville Christian School in Maryville, Tennessee focuses on preparing students for college and career and needed a way to help track student success.

The Mission: College and Career Readiness

The Diocese of Lake Charles district in Lake Charles, Louisiana needed a new approach to assessment and curriculum development.

College and Career Readiness Day 

Setting a Higher Standard to Increase Student Success

Affton High School in St. Louis, Missouri wanted to set a standard that all students who want a higher education have the academic skills to earn one.

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Getting Started with ACT Aspire

We encourage you to learn more about the value of delivering ACT Aspire assessments by completing our information request form. Upon completing the request, an ACT representative will reach out to you to discuss the program.

With both summative and periodic assessments available, ACT Aspire can be administered in a number of ways to meet the needs of your students. Special “bundled” pricing is available when the summative and periodic assessments are purchased together.

ACT Aspire Periodic $10.00 per student
Summative Online Testing $25.00 per student
Summative Paper Testing $31.00 per student
Summative Options Printed Individual Student Reports: $1.50
Printed Individual Score Labels: $0.50
Summative Order 400-1,000 students: $1.00 off/Student
Order over 1,000 students: $2.00 off/Student
When Summative and Periodic ordered during same school year: $2.00 off/Student (applied to Summative)

Two test windows are available for ACT Aspire Summative testing each year: One window in the fall and one window in the spring. The ACT Aspire Summative assessment is a computer-delivered test. However, it can be delivered via paper-and-pencil testing for an additional fee. The periodic assessments are CBT only.

Test Session Agreement Deadline Testing Window
Aspire Periodic 2020-2021 NA Sept 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
ACT Aspire Summative Fall 2020 October 9, 2020 Sept 1, 2020 - Nov 20, 2020
ACT Aspire Summative Spring 2021 April 9, 2021 March 29, 2021 - May 21, 2021

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