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Training Descriptions

ACT Aspire Readiness Training Options (Pre-Testing)

On-Site Training: ACT Aspire Readiness Workshop (8.0 Hours)

  • This in-depth training is designed for those who will be supervising the deployment of ACT Aspire in their school or district. Participants will learn how to:
    • Upload student files
    • Create test sessions
    • Add accommodations to individual student profiles
    • Administer the assessments
    • Order testing materials
    • Other critical functions
  • This training can be customized into 2 distinct modules. Schools can choose a train the trainer model for assessment coordinators who will then train room supervisors/proctors or the day can be structured with the majority of time addressing test coordinator responsibilities and the remainder of the day addressing room supervisor’s how to administer this assessment. (Computer-Based Testing or Paper Based Testing)


Webinar: Test Coordinator Responsibilities Paper-based Testing for Administrators and Assessment Directors

  • This session will highlight the key roles and responsibilities of the test coordinators specific to paper based testing, such as receiving materials, keeping them secure, room setup, hand-gridding answer documents, and returning materials. (NOT applicable for computer-based test customers)


Webinar: Portal Training Set Up (for administrators, counselors, assessment directors)

  • This session will assist Test Coordinator and Administrators learn how to set up their ACT Aspire portal and conduct tasks such as adding schools, inviting users into the tenant, student data uploads, creating personal needs profiles, groups, test sessions, and more critical functions.


Webinar: Supervisor Responsibilities (for those who will be proctoring the assessment)

  • This session will teach participants about the duties of room supervisors such as preparing for a session, managing test security, finding a test session, and other key topics.


Webinar: Technology Readiness for Technology Coordinators

  • This session will teach participants about the different aspects of computer-based testing, including TestNav, proctor caching, Portal setup, resources and best practices. (NOT applicable for paper-based test customers)

ACT Aspire Data Interpretation Training Options (Post-Testing)

On-Site Training: The ACT Aspire Summative Data Interpretation (3.5 hours)

  • Workshop is an interactive workshop that equips participants to analyze ACT Aspire Summative reports. It shows participants how to use reports to generate insights about students and educational practices—and improve student readiness for college and career.
    In the workshop, educators learn to:

    • Navigate the ACT Aspire portal to locate reports
    • Locate key data components from ACT Aspire reports
    • Analyze ACT Aspire report data for curricular, instructional, and intervention implications
    • Develop an action plan in response to the data
  • Options: School, Subject, Module
    • School: In these workshops, teachers from all subject areas – at a particular school level– attend the same workshop and are broken out into groups by subject(s) (of their choice) for all activities. For example, a middle school educator may ask to have an integrated workshop for all core subject teachers. During activities, teachers might be grouped by as many of the subject areas chosen for their school (i.e., reading and math; reading, math, and science, etc.).
      Options: grades 3-5, grades 6-8, Early High School
    • Subject: In these workshops, teachers from a single subject – across school levels –attend the same workshop and are broken out into groups by school level (if appropriate) for all activities. For example, a district educator may ask to have an integrated workshop for the mathematics vertical team.
      Options: 3 – EHS Mathematics, 3 – EHS English, 3 – EHS Reading, 3 – EHS Writing, 3 – EHS Science
    • Module: Workshop content is modularized to accommodate different grade levels and different ACT Aspire subject testing administrations. The Introduction module, which is required for all workshops, and up to 2 subject modules are included in standard workshop pricing. Additional subject modules may be added for additional fees.
      Options: Modules are available by school level (Elementary School (grades 3-5), Middle School (grades 6-8), High School (EHS) and subject (Mathematics, English, Reading, Writing, Science)


Webinar: Understanding ACT Aspire Summative Score Reports for Classroom Teachers and School Leaders

  • The purpose of this webinar is to help educators understand the data in the ACT Aspire Summative Score Reports. By participating in this webinar, educators will learn about the data in the following two Student Reports and five Educator/Group Reports:
    • Student Reports: Current Progress Report and Supplemental Scores Report
    • Educator/Group Reports: Subject Proficiency by Student Report, Current
    • Progress Report, Supplemental Scores Report, Proficiency Summary Report,
    • Skill Proficiency Report


Webinar: Understanding ACT Aspire Summative Score Reports for School and District Leaders

  • The purpose of this webinar is to help educators understand the data in the ACT Aspire Summative Score Reports. By participating in this webinar, educators will learn about the data in the following six reports:
    • Subject Proficiency by Grade Level Report, Current Progress Report,
    • Supplemental Scores Report, Subject Proficiency by Demographic Report,
    • Skill Proficiency by Group Report, Subject Proficiency by School Report


Webinar: ACT Aspire Summative Data Interpretation Series: An Orientation – Mathematics

  • The purpose of this webinar series is to help educators understand and use the data in the ACT Aspire Summative Score Reports. By participating in these three webinars, educators will be able to:
    • Describe mathematics within the ACT Aspire K-10 Mathematics
    • Identify the nine reporting categories in mathematics
    • Describe the three item types, their associated weight within the assessment, and the percentage of items assigned to each DOK level
    • Recognize the ACT Readiness Benchmarks for each grade
    • Define the Justification and Explanation Skills Progression within mathematics
  • Options: Math Grades 3-5, Math Grades 6-7, Math Grades 8-EHS learning spectrum assessment, and the percentage of items assigned to each DOK level mathematics

Webinar: ACT Aspire Summative Data Interpretation Series: An Orientation – English

  • The purpose of this webinar series is to help educators understand and use the data in the ACT Aspire Summative Score Reports. By participating in these three webinars, educators will be able to:
    • Describe English Reporting Categories
    • Recognize the ACT Readiness Benchmarks for each grade
    • Identify the points and proportion of points by item type and content
    • Review the percentage of points by DOK level for English
  • Options: English Grades 3-5, English Grades 6-8, English EHS category for English assessments

Webinar: ACT Aspire Summative Data Interpretation Series: An Orientation – Reading

  • The purpose of this webinar series is to help educators understand and use the data in the ACT Aspire Summative Score Reports. By participating in these three webinars, educators will be able to:
    • Describe reading reporting categories and the progress with text
    • Recognize the ACT Readiness Benchmarks for each grade
    • Identify the points and proportion of points by item type, content
    • Review the percentage of points by DOK level for reading assessments
  • Options: Reading Grades 3-5, Reading Grades 6-7, English Grades 8-EHS complexity measures category, and passage type for reading assessments

Webinar: ACT Aspire Summative Data Interpretation Series: An Orientation – Writing

  • The purpose of this webinar series is to help educators understand and use the data in the ACT Aspire Summative Score Reports. By participating in these two webinars, educators will be able to:
    • Describe the format of the ACT Aspire Summative Writing Assessment
    • Describe the rubrics and scoring processes ACT Aspire uses to assess
    • Interpret students’ performance relative to the ACT Readiness Benchmark for writing
  • Options: Writing Grades 3-5, Writing Grades 6-EHS student writing skills

Webinar: ACT Aspire Summative Data Interpretation Series: An Orientation – Science

  • The purpose of this webinar series is to help educators understand and use the data in the ACT Aspire Summative Score Reports. By participating in these three webinars, educators will be able to:
    • Describe science reporting categories
    • Recognize the ACT Readiness Benchmark for each grade
    • Identify the points and proportion of points by item type, content
    • Review the percentage of points by DOK level for science assessments
  • Options: Science Grades 3-5, Science Grades 6-7, Science Grades 8-EHS category, and stimulus format for science assessments