ACT Aspire™ Early High School
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Real talk: It's good to have goals. Or, at least, that's the impression we get from the ACT Aspire™ system, which combines the ACT exam format we know and love with the Common Core State Standards for students from grades 3 to 10. If "know and love" sounds a little strong for your current relationship with the ACT exam, don't worry. By the time you're done with our guide to the Early High School version of the guide, you'll be set for the assessment—and the Big Boss ACT exam that counts for college admissions. We didn't want to go there, but we think that's something to aspire to.
What's Inside Shmoop's Online ACT Aspire Prep (Early High School)
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College and Career Readiness
No need to memorize science facts or endless vocabulary lists; the ACT Aspire assessments are more interested in testing 9th- and 10th-grade students on the skills and concepts they'll need for college and beyond. Of course, this also means prepping students for the high school classes and that pesky ACT exam standing in the way, too. Score.
Alignment to the ACT Readiness Standards and the Common Core
Did we mention that the ACT Aspire Early High School assessments hook nicely into the actual ACT exam? They do. It's great. The review topics, drills, and full-length practice assessments all align to the ACT Readiness Standards for Mathematics, English, Reading, Science, and Writing. If you're the kind of person who can't get enough of alignment—we see you and your impeccably squared-off office organization system—the ACT Aspire assessments align to the Common Core State Standards for ELA-Literacy and Math as well.
The ACT Aspire assessment system has gone back to the future to create a totally new—not to mention new-fangled—computer-based testing experience. In addition to multiple-choice questions, we've got drag-and-drop, fill-in-the-blank, and hot spot questions to help students familiarize themselves with technology-enhanced item types. Hankering to construct some responses with evidence and logical reasoning? We've got those, too. Is there anything we don't have?
Well, a time-traveling DeLorean, for one. If you know where we could get our hands on one of those, that would be awesome.