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Summative Assessments

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Check out the top 3 reasons why the Archdiocese of Chicago chose to administer ACT Aspire to their 30,000 students.

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Download to learn more about ACT Aspire Summative Assessment (PDF, 2 pages)

ACT Aspire offers a system of aligned summative assessments that can be implemented at a state, district or school level.

PROVEN IMPLEMENTATIONS
Significant to potential state adopters, our solution is already in use with successful implementations involving hundreds of thousands of students per administration. Numerous states have launched inquiries about selecting ACT Aspire as their own state assessment platform, so your interest and inquiry enjoys good company.

SUSTAINABILITY

Essential to any state adoption, our summative solution provides year-to-year sustainability.

  • Partner ACT conducts ongoing research and validation of the system to reflect changes in college and career readiness standards.
  • Partner Pearson conducts parallel ongoing efforts to provide the latest in technical administration, scoring and reporting protocols.

The commitment to year-to-year sustainability is solid and assured with ACT Aspire.

COVERAGE

 ACT Aspire covers 5 content areas:

  • English
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Direct writing at all grades.

This provides educators with actionable insights that reflect a broader and more relevant picture of the learner.

INSTRUCTIONAL RELEVANCE

To best determine the amount of time your learners need to spend on assessment, we identify the most instructionally relevant level of measurement for each element of our assessment system. For a summative assessment, this is the cluster level of reporting. Domain and cluster level reporting gives educators invaluable insights into student progress, and also informs ACT Aspire’s predictive capacity. Such reporting helps educators craft an overall program of instruction in 5 content areas.

As an additional and essential component of a full solution, ACT Aspire also offers Periodic Assessments. These are short assessments that are:

  • crafted to monitor student progress throughout the year
  • intended as companion tests that complement the Summative component by providing a snapshot of achievement as they progress throughout the school year.

As such, ACT Aspire Periodic assessments may be optionally acquired as part of a state-wide adoption, a district or even a school implementation.

SUMMATIVE TIMING IN MINUTES

Grade English Math Reading Science Writing
3 40 65 65 60 45
4 40 65 65 60 45
5 40 65 65 60 45
6 40 75 65 60 40
7 40 75 65 60 40
8 40 75 65 60 40
Early HS 45 75 65 60 40

 

SUMMATIVE TECHNICAL MANUAL

Summative Technical Manual (PDF)


Includes content descriptions, test development details, and test specifications. Also Includes Norms, Scoring, Scaling and Psychometrics. Also includes technical details, empirical results, and validity evidence for ACT Aspire Assessments.