ACT Aspire Test Tools

Student Technology Skills 

for ACT Aspire Testing (Teacher Resources)

Skills:

Online Resources:  

MOUSE SKILLS

Click

Double click

Click and Drag

Bees and Honey Game (Point, Click & Click and Drag)

http://www.tvokids.com/games/beesandhoney

 

 

Make a Pizza

http://www.abcya.com/pizza.htm

Learn Mouse Skills

http://minimouse.us/index.html

Bobby’s Busy Bakery

http://www.meddybemps.com/Shops/BakeryHome.html

 

 

Thunder and Lightning Bowling

http://www.xygames.com/flash/pilars-adventure-thunder-and-lightning

 

Cursor

Use MS Word to demonstrate basic concept.

Pointer

Use MS Word to demonstrate basic concept.

Left click

20 mouse skills sites

http://askatechteacher.com/category/mouse-skills

 

Right click

 

Click drop down menu

Use MS Word to demonstrate basic concept.

TYPING GAMES

Type Rocket

www.abcya.com/typing_rocket.htm

Big Brown Bear

http://bigbrownbear.co.uk/learntotype/

E-Learning for Kids

http://www.e-learningforkids.org/computer-skills

 

 

ASPIRE SPECIFIC STUDENT SKILLS 

Please refer to the ACT Aspire TestNav Tools document located at:

http://actaspire.avocet.pearson.com/actaspire/Home#5040   

Exemplars for demonstration of skills below: 
http://actaspire.pearson.com/exemplars.html

Other helpful links:
https://www.discoveractaspire.org/assessments/test-items/

https://www.actaspire.org/

Demonstrate how to:

*Click to type in a specific box

*Differentiate between testing  

  window and main screen window

 

*How to close a window and      

  return to the toolbar

p. 8

* Locate drop down menus

p. 2

*Locate and use magnifier 

p. 2

*Locate, activate & manipulate 

  tools including turn tools on/off

 

*Locate and use highlighter

p. 15

*Manipulate “Pointer” tool

p. 10

*Locate and use line reader

p. 4

*Select a radio button (Choose answer)

p. 11

*Show, hide and use line reader

p. 4

*Use  + and –  symbols to control 

  volume


p.15

*Use answer masking tool

p. 6

*Use the “function machine” feature

 

http://www.mathplayground.com/functionmachine.html

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=FunctionMachinev3

*Use the answer eliminator feature

p. 9/10

*Use the built in scientific calculator

p. 8

  • How to remove red “X”  in AE feature

p. 10

*Use flag and review

 

Universal Technology Terminology

*Indicates that these terms may have similar but slightly different usage within the ASPIRE testing environment.

Answer OptionOne of the possible answer choices to a question.

Back and Forward ButtonsIn a web browser, these are controls that allow a user to go “back” or “forward” a page.               

ContractTo decrease in size.

Drop Down MenuA graphical element that when activated allows the user to see a menu of possible choices and/or values.

ExpandTo increase in size.

Gear Icon *Sometimes used as an icon to indicate the location of program settings.  

HighlightTo make text/object stand out on a display screen by using the Highlight tool.

IconA picture or image that represents something. (Like a computer software program)

Line Indicator Section*Separated lines that helps focus attention on a selected passage.

Logout *To end a session at the computer by exiting applications.

Magnifier A tool that makes words larger.

Multiple ChoiceA type of question where the test taker is asked to choose the best answer from a list of choices.

Play/Stop Icon *A graphical picture or image that is used to control the ability to play and/or stop sound, videos, recordings etc.

Radio ButtonA round graphical user interface that you can click to select an option, answer or command.

Screen ShotA copy or image of what is seen on a computer screen at a given time.

Text to Speech* Ability to translate the written text into spoken words

“X”*Usually means “close” a window. Check TestNav document for particular ASPIRE use.

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Skill Check Sheet for Teachers
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Source:
Created as a Collaborative Project with contributions from Tarrant City Librarians Louise Parsons, Cendy Cooper & Mary Neely and Alabama Library Media. Creative Commons License ASPIRE Test Technology Skills Teacher Document by Alabama Library Media is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.    Interaction number SD1767977  ACT   DCoe 3/6/2015