ACT Aspire Science
ACT Aspire Science Test Will Be Given To Grades 3-6 in Spring 2015!!!
Don't panic - but if you must, here are some tips to handle anxiety...
2. think happy, relaxing thoughts
3. get plenty of sleep (not at school though)
4. exercise (but don't run out of town - we need you to test)
Other, more scientific tips can be found online.
About ACT Aspire Science Test.....
What will be on the test?
However, we can get an idea by looking at the exemplar questions located at http://www.discoveractaspire.org/pdf/2014_exemplar_actaspire_science.pdf .
All of the other schools in Baldwin County will be giving the test to students in grades 3-8.
Here is the link to a short video explaining some of the exemplar items.
http://www.discoveractaspire.org/assessments/test-items/ - just choose the Science tab.
How will the scores affect us?
What am I supposed to teach so my students will be ready for the test?
That, my esteemed colleagues, is the golden question. Here is my answer, having been guided by the AMSTI Science Specialist: Teach the current standards but use the NEW PRACTICE STANDARDS to do so. I am attaching the Science Practice Standards below. Take a look at them and you'll see that they are very similar to our Math Practice Standards. These standards are focused on student learning. You'll see that they are geared toward problem solving and hands on exploration.
Here are the current Science Standards:
Here are the new Science Practice Standards:
I need someone to help me!
Why Aren't We Digging Deeper Into These Standards if We are Going to Be Testing?
ACT ASPIRE TESTING DATES
Tuesday, April 21 - Reading
Wednesday, April 22 - Math
Thursday & Friday - Makeup Days