Assessment Information

Utah High School Core Benchmark Testing

Utah Aspire Plus - Spring 2021 (Summative)

Testing Date:  March 23, 2021

The Utah Aspire Plus assessment is a hybrid of ACT Aspire and Utah Core test items. It is a computer-delivered, grade-level assessment for students in grades 9 and 10. Students receive predicted ACT score ranges for each subtest, as well as an overall predicted composite ACT score range. The assessments also provide proficiency scores for end-of-grade-level expectations for 9th- and 10th-grade students

Testing Times

Utah Aspire Plus includes four timed subtests that must be completed in the allotted time*:

  • Mathematics – 40 Operational and 5 Field Test Items: 75 Minutes
  • Science – 36 Operational and 4 Field Test Items: 60 Minutes
  • English – 50 Operational and 9-10 Field Test Items: 45 Minutes
  • Reading – 35 Operational and 10 Field Test Items: 75 Minutes

*Each test must be completed in one sitting (unless the student has an IEP, 504, or English Learner accommodation for stop-the-clock breaks or for securely extending the test over multiple days).

Preparing Students

Resources, Guides, and Tutorials

Utah Aspire Plus Testing Portal

Utah Aspire Plus Resource Center

Utah Aspire Plus TAM (Summative)