West Side High School’s state summative testing for grades 7-10 students will take place Wednesday, April 24 and Wednesday, May 1.
Parents, you can help by making sure your student:
- gets plenty of sleep the night before the test;
- has breakfast on the morning of the test;
- goes to school on the day of a test;
- does not have any out-of-school appointments the morning of a testing day;
- knows that you think he/she will do well on the tests; and
- knows you understand that the test is important.
ACT Aspire is a criterion-referenced test given to students in grades 3 -10 in English, reading, writing, math, and science. Criterion-referenced tests measure a student’s knowledge of standard specific skills. This will be the third year that Arkansas students will take the ACT Aspire assessment. The total end-of-year testing time for ACT Aspire is 4½ to 5 hours, spread over two days. Parents will receive score reports that will provide information regarding each student’s individual progress.
As an incentive to do their best, students receive recognition and incentives based on their performance in the four tested areas.