At ACT Aspire LLC, we develop Summative, Interim, and Classroom testing solutions to help craft well-informed student pathways to college and career. We do this by connecting student growth from grades 3-8 and early high school in the context of college and career readiness.
THE FIRST OF ITS KIND
Our solution is unique because it is a connected approach. ACT Aspire is anchored by the ACT®, now the leading college entrance assessment. Such continuity is unmatched by other systems.
Our approach goes beyond other solutions because the ACT Aspire Assessment System will provide standards-based reporting — with reporting categories based on the ACT College Readiness Standards — and aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
This means ACT Aspire measures student progress using the most comprehensive academic guideposts available. Thus, we’ve positioned our solution to add an exceptional dimension of actionable informational insight to your college and career readiness initiative.
COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS
Through evidence-based design principles, we craft items to measure college and career readiness skills and knowledge. Importantly, ACT has years of actual student data that we use to validate the successful alignment of our assessments.
These evidence-based, validated test development procedures and principles are in place and have been used to develop ACT Aspire items and forms. Our development team also works with subject matter experts in each content area to verify the alignment of items to standards and item classifications.
For a more relevant picture of student progress, ACT Aspire assesses 5 content areas: writing, reading, English, math and science.
Traditional and Digital
ACT Aspire offers online and paper/pencil options – we also support a transition plan to move from a traditional to a digital implementation.
More Time for Learning
We draw upon our empirical research base to understand which data points are pivotal and representative, & craft assessments measuring learner progress against those key subsets.
Savings that Matter
Our program’s features, quality and economy help our adopting partners confidently make ACT Aspire their preferred assessment choice.