ACT Aspire

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. In the 2015-16 school year, The Arkansas State Board of Education adopted the ACT Aspire summative assessment. 


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
  •  All students assessed in English, reading, math, science and writing
  •  4 ½ to 5 hours total testing time per grade
  •  Accessibility features available for all students
  •  Accommodations available for qualifying students
  •  Predicted score for the ACTⓇ for students in grades 7-10
  •  District schedules set within the state window

For more information, please contact:

Sheree BairdPublic School Program Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Student Assessment
Four Capitol Mall, Room 301-B
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: (501) 683-0902
Fax: (501) 682-4886

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