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ACT Exam Dates (2017/2018)


Below are the published dates for the ACT exams.  Some Des Moines metro high schools will have additional dates.  Please check with your high school for additional dates and test location.  


Aspire classes align with the national ACT dates.

ACT Exam Date

Aspire Class Start

Aspire Class End

ACT Score Release

Oct 28, 2017

Sep 5, 2017

Oct 26, 2017

11.7 - 11.21.2017

Dec 9, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

Dec 7, 2017

12.18 - 1.1.2018

Feb 20, 2018

Dec 11, 2017

Feb 18, 2018

2.21 - 3.6.2018

Apr14, 2018

Feb 19, 2018

Apr 12, 2018

4.24. - 5.8.2018

Jun 9, 2018

Apr 16, 2018

Jun 7, 2018

6.19 - 7.3.2018

Jul 14, 2018

Jun 11, 2018

Jul 12, 2018

7.24 - 8.07.2018




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Note-taking and Dyslexia...why it fails.
March 01 2018
Read our latest blog on why the 504 accommodation for pre-printed notes and study guides is so vital for a student with dyslexia.

ADHD, Dyslexia or Both?
December 14 2017
ADHD and Dyslexia have overlapping symptoms. This article and its links provide information on what each disorder looks like.

We help kids everyday improve their reading and spelling!
November 30 2017
80% of children with IEPs for reading have undiagnosed dyslexia states the American Academy of Pediatrics. Aspire Academy helps children and teens achieve grade level reading. If you have a child who struggles to read chapter books, continually misspells common words, and home work is a struggle..

Recent Blog Posts

Providing Notes to Students with Dyslexia
March 01 2018
Students with dyslexia find it almost impossible to take notes during a lecture. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disorder. Dyslexia makes it hard to write and spell, and taking notes during a lecture causes the dyslexic student to make a choice - do I listen and absorb the information, or do

Is it really ADHD?
December 13 2017
ADHD or Dyslexia...both cause problems with attention and reading. What do the experts say? Read this quick article and investigate what is known about the two conditions.

What Schools Won't Tell You...
November 30 2017
Children and adults who are poor spellers and slow readers are wired differently. With the right reading programs, you can be reading at grade level and above in 18-36 months.

Customer Comments

"Our son felt bad about reading and writing for years before tutoring. Now, he understands that he can learn and be successful. He also understands that there is a reason it is so hard for him to learn the way others do. He looks forward to tutoring, and he has gained a tremendous amount of confidence as a student and a reader."

Urbandale mother