In addition to the resources listed on this page, please visit and bookmark the ACT-hosted website for Arizona, which includes detailed information, resources, tutorials, webinar links, and manuals for the test administration of both ACT and ACT Aspire in Arizona. Please check back frequently as new information will be posted as it becomes available.
ACT Aspire is the statewide high school achievement test, which will be administered to students in Grade 9/Cohort 2027 in Spring 2024.
While ACT Aspire has been discontinued at a national level, Arizona will continue to administer the ACT Aspire Early High School assessment to students in the 9th grade cohort for the life of our contract. Beginning November 1, 2023, support for ACT Aspire has now shifted from ACT to Pearson.
For Spring 2024, schools may utilize both published state ACT test windows in order to assess all Cohort 2025 students. Schools are encouraged to administer the ACT during the first test window and to use the second test window, as needed, to complete any makeup testing. Schools administering ACT on paper may also use the online test dates for makeup testing. Any schools that choose to administer the ACT during only the second test window will not have an additional ACT test window to use for makeup testing. Test window selection must be made in ACT's PearsonAcessnext platform November 6 - December 8, 2023.
ACT Test Window 1:
Paper (Standard): March 26, 2024
Paper (Accommodations): March 26-29 and April 1-5, 2024
Online (Standard and Accommodations): March 26-29 and April 1-5, 2024
ACT Test Window 2:
Paper (Standard): April 9, 2024
Paper (Accommodations): April 9-12 and April 15-19, 2024
Online (Standard and Accommodations): April 9-12 and April 15-19, 2024