logoAlabama will implement a new end of the year assessment program this year. The test is the ACT Aspire. This is a little bit of information about the new assessment from their site:

“ACT AspireTM is a, longitudinal assessment system that connects growth and progress from elementary grades through high school in the context of college and career readiness. Assessing students’ knowledge and skills is critical to ensuring all students receive the support and services necessary to help them succeed in school and life. The essential, actionable information and insights gained from ACT Aspire Assessment System® help educators understand a student’s past, capture the present, and impact the future.”

To learn more about the test and to see sample test questions, visit this site:


I will begin a new series of blog posts aimed at helping students get ready for testing. I will post fun video or game links once or twice each week. These links will lead to information that can help students prepare for end of the year testing. These posts will be categorized under “CCRS Standards / Alabama 5th”. You will be able to access these links by looking under that category on this blog.

Te first video is a cute way to learn about prepositions. The Alabama College and Career Ready Standards state that 5th graders should be able to explain the use of prepositions (L.5.1). Enjoy this video!