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Testing Requirements

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Requirements for the 2020-21 administration of statewide assessments remain unchanged under state and federal law. All districts and schools should begin planning for in-person testing now; this includes schools whose current instruction is hybrid, in-person, or 100% virtual. If schools are not open for in-person instruction, they still need to safely provide an in-person, school proctored testing environment if the local health orders allow students and staff to safely be in school buildings.

Please note that remote (virtual) testing options are not available for statewide assessments.

ACT Aspire®

  • ACT Aspire® is a summative assessment that measures what students have learned in the areas of: English, Reading, Math, Science, and Writing.
  • ACT Aspire® is an online assessment. Only a small number of students who require testing in a specialized format such as Braille or large print materials, or those students who require American Sign Language translation will be tested with a paper and pencil test.
  • ACT Aspire® scores predict how a student will perform on the ACT when they reach 11th grade. Students who need academic interventions or challenges can be identified earlier in their high school careers.


Quick Contacts

(855) 730-0400

DPI Contacts

ACT/Aspire Program Coordinator
General Information & Policies
(608) 266-1075
Phil Cranley
Data, Student Demographics and Privacy Issues
(608) 266-9798

Duane Dorn
Choice Program & Test Security
(608) 267-1069