ACT Aspire testing will begin April 5th. All students will test on-site. The safety of our students & staff is our top priority, and we will continue to follow the guidelines established at the beginning of this school year. We will be sharing information regarding testing here weekly, so check back to have the most up-to-date information and answers to your questions!
Why should Arkansas students take standardized tests?
- State testing, which typically occurs in the spring of each school year, is a comprehensive assessment that informs parents, educators, and policy maker on how well Arkansas students are performing each year.
- While state tests are not the only measurements used to determine this, they are very important tools for parents and educators that can used to identify how much a student knows – and does not know – in relation to key subject areas (English, Math, Reading, Science, & Writing).
- When consistently administered each year, test results can be compared to previous years’ results to provide a bigger picture of what a student has learned over time. This helps educators and districts develop plans for how to mitigate learning loss by providing additional, targeted support to help students be successful.
- Think of state testing like an annual health exam: You need to know what is working and what is not working so you can make changes, if needed, to improve your health. Student assessments provide that information about student learning.
We are excited to show how much our eStem students are learning! Join us as we continue to prepare them for their upcoming tests!
Information taken from the Arkansas Department of Education’s Ready for Learning Plan.