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About the Arkansas ACT Aspire

What is the Arkansas ACT Aspire?

The Arkansas ACT Aspire assessment testing is a comprehensive program designed to provide information about what students know in core academic areas. The Arkansas State Board of Education adopted the ACT Aspire summative assessment for all Arkansas public school students in grades 3-10. Starting in the 2017 - 2018 academic year, Arkansas schools are also required to assess kindergarten through grade 2 students in math and literacy. The grades K-2 approved assessments include: Renaissance – Star; Istation - ISIP; and NWEA - Map for Growth.

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State Testing Information for Arkansas

Portions of the following material were taken from the Department of Education website. Please consult your state's education website for further information on the actual tests administered for your school.

Arkansas law requires that all public school students shall participate in a statewide program of educational assessments per Ark. Code Ann. §§ 6-15-419, 6-15-433, 6-15-2009. The Arkansas State Board of Education has adopted the ACT Aspire summative assessment for the 2015-16 school year.

The ACT Aspire end-of-year summative assessment will be used to assess all Arkansas public school students in grades 3-10 unless they qualify for an alternate assessment. Each student will participate in English, reading, writing, math and science tests.

Quick Facts about ACT Aspire Summative Assessments

Required for all students in grades 3-10
Each student will be assessed in English, reading, math, science and writing
4 to 4 ½ hours total testing time per grade
Accessibility features available for all students
Accommodations available for qualifying students
Students in grades 9 and 10 will receive a predicted score for the ACTⓇ
Computer-based administration with hardship waivers available for paper/pencil administration
Schools set their own schedules


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