The High School’s state testing for grades 7-10 students will take place April 24, April 26, and May 3.
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 on the day of a test;
- knows that you think he/she will do well on the tests; and
- knows you understand that the test is important.
Students must bring their Chromebooks and charger to school. They are advised to leave cell phones, smart watches, and other network-capable devices at home to avoid an accidental testing violation.
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. The total end-of- year testing time for ACT Aspire is 4½ to 5 hours.Parents will receive score reports that will provide information regarding each student’s individual progress.
As an incentive to do their best, West Side students receive pizza, a movie, or a free day out of school when they reach the “Ready” or “Exceeding” level on three of the five tested areas. They can also claim incentives when improving their achievement level from one year to the next.