ASPIRE Test Results

ACT/ASPIRE TEST RESULTS

Spring, 2016

All schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago began administering the ACT/ASPIRE test to all students in Grades 3 to 8.  The test is designed to work with the suite of ACT tests to help students advance along the path to college and career readiness.

The table below identifies the ASPIRE benchmark scores, Archdiocese of Chicago average scores, national averages and the St. Germaine average for each grade in each sub-section of the test.

The “readiness” level identifies the areas where each group met or exceeded the ACT/ASPIRE benchmark scores.

A detailed analysis of St. Germaine scores is available.  It identifies areas of strength and areas for improvement.  Teachers and staff are using the data to guide their instructional practices with the students.  For more information, please contact the school office.

 

Explanation of Symbols/Terms

ASPIRE Benchmark: the score determined by ACT/ASPIRE to indicate the beginning score for the READY level

AoC Average: the average score attained by students in the Archdiocese of Chicago as a whole

Nat’l Average: the average score attained by student across the entire nation

AoC Readiness Levels: an indication of the performance of student in the archdiocese.
Choices are : Exceeding, Ready, Close, or In Need of Support

St Germaine Average: the average score attained by students at St. Germaine School in that grade level

STG Readiness Level: an indication of the performance of students at St. Germaine school when compared to the ACT/ASPIRE benchmark ranges

 

  Grade English Reading Math Science Writing
Aspire Benchmark 3 413 415 413 418 428
AoC average 3 419 415 415 417 424
Nat’l average 3 417 413 413 415 422
AoC Readiness level 3 Exceeding Ready Ready Close Close
St. Germaine average 3 418 415 415 418 423
STG readiness level 3 Exceeding Ready Ready Ready Close

 

 

 

Grade English Reading Math Science Writing
Aspire Benchmark 4 417 417 416 420 428
AoC average 4 423 418 417 420 425
Nat’l average 4 420 415 416 418 424
AoC Readiness level 4 Exceeding Ready Ready Ready Close
 St. Germaine average 4 423 419 418 422 424
STG readiness level 4 Exceeding Ready Ready Ready Close

 

 

Grade English Reading Math Science Writing
Aspire Benchmark 5 419 420 418 422 428
AoC average 5 426 420 419 423 424
Nat’l average 5 423 418 418 420 424
AoC Readiness level 5 Exceeding Ready Ready Ready Close
St. Germaine average 5 426 421 418 423 424
STG readiness level 5 Exceeding Ready Ready Ready Close

 

 

Grade English Reading Math Science Writing
Aspire Benchmark 6 420 421 420 423 428
AoC average 6 429 422 423 424 428
Nat’l average 6 425 420 421 422 426
AoC Readiness level 6 Exceeding Ready Ready Ready Ready
St. Germaine average 6 427 425 425 427 430
STG readiness level 6 Exceeding Ready Ready Ready Ready

 

 

  Grade English Reading Math Science Writing
Aspire Benchmark 7 421 423 422 425 428
AoC average 7 431 424 423 426 428
Nat’l average 7 427 421 421 422 424
AoC Readiness level 7 Exceeding Ready Ready Ready Ready
St. Germaine average 7 429 423 424 428 427
STG readiness level 7 Exceeding Ready Ready Ready Close

 

 

Grade English Reading Math Science Writing
Aspire Benchmark 8 422 424 425 427 428
AoC average 8 432 426 426 428 426
Nat’l average 8 428 423 423 424 424
AoC Readiness Level 8 Exceeding Ready Ready Ready Close
St. Germaine

average

8 432 427 429 430 426
STG readiness level 8 Exceeding Ready Ready Ready Close