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ERIC Number: ED574350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ACT Aspire™. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
The "ACT Aspire"™ system provides a longitudinal, systematic approach for assessing and monitoring students' preparation for high school studies and readiness for college and career. "ACT Aspire"™ includes assessments for students from grade 3 through early high school in five subject areas: English, mathematics, reading, science, and writing. The system uses a standard scoring system that measures progress through each grade level and culminates with the ACT® college admissions test. The ACT Aspire™ system includes a variety of reporting features that permit schools to track individual student progress and examine trends for groups of learners. This intervention report presents findings from a systematic review of "ACT Aspire"™ conducted using the WWC Procedures and Standards Handbook (version 3.0) and the Transition to College review protocol (version 3.2). No studies of "ACT Aspire"™ that fall within the scope of the Transition to College review protocol meet What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) group design standards. Because no studies meet WWC group design standards at this time, the WWC is unable to draw any conclusions based on research about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of "ACT Aspire"™ on high school and college students. Research that meets WWC design standards is needed to determine the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of this intervention. A glossary of terms is included.
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED); Abt Associates, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: EDIES16C0024