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State Assessment Solutions

Photo of child studyingACT Aspire provides an array of features and functions that can be scaled for state-wide implementations, individual districts, associations of schools or individual schools.

For statewide implementations, ACT Aspire provides the following:

  • a standards-based system of assessments to monitor progress toward college and career readiness from grade 3 through early high school, connecting each grade level to the next
  • statewide assessment, data management and reporting functions for all students, districts, schools, aggregated and disaggregated groups of learners, and the individual learner
  • alignment with the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks
  • student outcomes aligned to the Domain and Cluster reporting categories of the Common Core State Standards
  • capability for predicting outcomes on the ACT


  • assessments in summative, interim and classroom formats
  • summative content areas of English, math, reading, science and writing
  • multiple question types including multiple choice, constructed response and technology-enhanced items
  • online delivery of assessments using state-of-the-art technology while also offering paper-and-pencil testing options
  • capability to create a personal needs profile for students on an individual education plan (IEP)


  • online reporting for professionals based on approval levels
  • capability for state downloads of data to secure district websites
  • capability for district downloads of data to secure district sites
  • capability for school downloads of data to secure school sites for parental review
  • capability of paper reporting for parental review


  • ongoing research, support, and validation of the system to reflect changes in college and career readiness standards
  • flexible professional development on the state, district or school levels