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ACT Aspire Interim Assessments 10/20-10/30

ACT Aspire Interim Assessments 10/20-10/30
Posted on 10/15/2020
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On October 20-30, students in grades 3-10 will be taking ACT® Aspire® Interim Assessments at all HSSD schools. For three days during the two-week period, students will test in one subject area- one day in Math, one day in Reading, and one day in Science. Each test will last under one hour. The valuable data we gain from these assessments allows us to make evidence-based decisions when addressing your students’ strengths, areas for improvement, and growth potential across classrooms and subject areas as defined by state education standards.

Full schedules are below for when each grade level will test. Testing Coordinators at each school will work with teachers to send out testing times in Schoology. Virtual students and families, please be on the lookout for that important testing information. 


Elementary Schedule (All Buildings)

(Elementary Virtual Students Test at the Same Time as Traditional Students)

Grade Level 

Day

Date

Assessment 

3rd - 4th 

Tuesday

October 20, 2020

Science

Thursday

October 22, 2020

Reading

Friday

October 23, 2020

Math

5th - 6th

Monday

October 26, 2020

Science

Tuesday

October 27, 2020

Reading

Wednesday

October 28, 2020

Math

3rd - 6th

Thursday

October 29, 2020

Makeups

3rd - 6th 

Friday 

October 30, 2020

Makeups

Langston Testing Coordinator:

Chris Holzier (holzerc@hssd.net)

Park Testing Coordinator:

Laura Vaughan (vaughanl@hssd.net)

MVPA Testing Coordinator

Amy Ryan (ryana@hssd.net)

Oaklawn STEM Testing Coordinator:

Lorri Saracini (saracinil@hssd.net)




Hot Springs Junior Academy 

(HSJA Virtual Students Test at the Same Time as Traditional Students)

Grade Level 

Day

Date

Assessment 

7th -9th

Tuesday

October 20, 2020

Science 

Wednesday

October 21, 2020

Math 

Thursday

October 22, 2020

Reading 

Friday

October 23, 2020

Makeups

7th - 9th

Monday

October 26, 2020

Makeups

Tuesday

October 27, 2020

Makeups

Wednesday

October 28, 2020

Makeups

7th - 9th

Thursday

October 29, 2020

Makeups

7th - 9th

Friday 

October 30, 2020

Makeups

HSJA Testing Coordinator:

Pam Sadler (sadlerp@hssd.net)




Hot Springs World Class High School  

Grade Level 

Day

Date

Assessment 

10th

Tuesday

October 20, 2020

Science
(Traditional, Blended)

Wednesday

October 21, 2020

Math
(Traditional, Blended)

Thursday

October 22, 2020

Reading
(Traditional, Blended)

Friday

October 23, 2020

Math and Science (Virtual)

10th 

Monday

October 26, 2020

Reading (Virtual)

Tuesday

October 27, 2020

Makeups

Wednesday

October 28, 2020

Makeups

10th

Thursday

October 29, 2020

Makeups

10th 

Friday 

October 30, 2020

Makeups

HSWCHS Testing Coordinator:

Meggan Moody (moodym@hssd.net)


Thank you for helping us to encourage students, and ensure that they are as prepared as possible for upcoming tests. You can help your student do his or her best on the ACT Aspire assessments by sharing these tips:

- Get plenty of rest the night before the test.
-Follow directions exactly, and ask questions.
-Don’t spend too much time on any one question, but go back and review your answers when you have completed the test.
- Virtual students should please arrive at school on time, and with Chromebooks fully charged.   

We will take ACT Aspire Interim Tests again in February and then the ACT Aspire Summative Test in the Spring. Measuring academic growth is necessary to keep students on track for post-graduation and career readiness. With ACT Aspire, parents can determine whether children are meeting key benchmarks during the school year, so that necessary steps can be taken to keep him or her on track with academic growth. With data from ACT Aspire, our educators and leadership at the HSSD, and at the state level, can measure the effectiveness of state standards for teaching, curriculum requirements, teacher resources and training, and more. 

Learn more about the ACT Aspire Tests, here.

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