Aspire Test Scores

In April 2016, elementary schools across the Archdiocese of Chicago administered the ACT Aspire summative test for the first time to all students in grades 3-8. The ACT Aspire test assesses students’ academic proficiency in five academic areas: English, Reading, Math, Science and Writing. The test is aligned to the rigorous curriculum standards that inform classroom instruction in all classrooms across the Archdiocese.

The ACT Aspire test evaluates student understanding of concepts and asks students to demonstrate their proficiency with grade-level skills. Additionally, ACT Aspire engages all students in a written response to a grade-appropriate prompt. Assessment of writing has high value for college bound students.

Saint Mary School Testing Dates

Testing takes place April 17-20, 2018

  • Regular school day start time at 7:40am. Testing begins promptly at 8am. Please avoid scheduling morning appointments this week. Students will follow modified class schedules for the remainder of each day.
  • Be sure to send your student with three (3) No. 2 pencils.
  • A good night's sleep and healthy breakfast with also help them to do their best.