Assessment Technology Incorporated is an online assessment and data analysis system that is used to evaluate student performance. One of the main features that we utilize in Higley is the use of online assessments (known as the Galileo system) for unit formative, grade level benchmark, and class summative data evidence. This online system allows for the quick analysis of student responses and allows teachers to easily adjust the level and depth of instruction in a timely manner. The many parts of ATI allows teachers to better understand student performance on assessments and other online activities, and can help create a better individualized learning environment for each student.
2012-2013 Testing Schedule and Blueprints
Quarter 1 Benchmarks: Sept. 19th - Oct. 5th
Quarter 2 Benchmarks: Dec. 5th - Dec. 21st
Quarter 3 Benchmarks: 2nd Grade Only! (AIMS preparation time for all other grades)
Quarter 4 Benchmarks: May 8th - May 23rd
*dates are subject to change
Benchmark Assessment Blueprints
Please note that all blueprints are titled Quarter 4 in reference to the testing dates. All Quarter 4 assessments will be summative tests covering 3rd and 4th quarter material. All covered materials are indicated on the blueprints.
The Research & Assessment department will direct all district level assessments for Skills Assessments, Benchmarks, and Finals. Below are a number of documents and guides that will be useful at various times while using Galileo.
In the event that difficulties or questions come up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Immediate assistance can be obtained on campus by contacting the school's Galileo representative or Assistant Principal.
User Support Information & Guides
"Getting Started"- Online location, logging in, scheduling an assessment, and viewing results
Online Access(Two different sites for logging in are used)
Teachers - User names and passwords are available from your site representative or administrator.
Students - User names and passwords should be as follows:
Full Class Roster with passwords
View results of assessments
"Teacher Dashboard" - the teacher dashboard is one of the most helpful teacher tools available in the Galileo testing system. It allows for the quick viewing of student information, recent activity and upcoming event in the class. Please use the links below to learn more about the "Teacher Dashboard"
"Beyond Getting Started w/ Galileo" - creating assessments, creating lessons, and using reports to drive instruction.
Creating assessments in Galileo can be as easy as choosing questions from their bank or as complicated as creating your own questions. Please contact your site administrator if the school would like to have a large number of participants attend an HUSD & Galileo training sponsored by Research & Assessment. The following guides are designed to demonstrate some of the ways of creating Galileo assessments for use with students.
Creating Assessments(please click the links provided)
Test Builder - Automatically Generate Questions - Using the Galileo created questions, select the standard and the number of questions desired to create assessment.
Test Builder - Search Item Bank - Use Galileo created question, select the standard and view and select the questions for a desired assessment.
Test Builder - Item Family - Use Galileo created text or images and attach them to questions on an assessment.
Test Builder - Create Own Questions - Use the Galileo styler to custom build an assessment online for testing.
Test Builder - Creating an Automated Scoring Guide - (a scantron like form from Galileo)
Test Library & Editing Options
Copy a made test with new objectives - Edit and adjust an already made assessment in the library with new standards.
Library builder - create and maintain your own libraries in Galileo for better organization of materials.
Overview of Assessment Results -description of various types of reporting results to better assist with student development.
"Galileo Dialogs" are designed as curricular "checkpoints" for student learning.
Are you new to ATI/Galileo Dialogs? Watch this video to learn more about what they are!
Galileo can be an great help when it comes to working with students on areas that they are experiencing difficulties. Galileo does not create true "assignments" like a teacher would in their class, but it does offer dialogs and test like questions that will allow students to practice areas that the teacher chooses. Here are a few of the guides to help with assignments:
Assignments from Benchmarks- Create practice questions like the ones found on the benchmarks. Can be used with few or all students.
Dialogs from the Intervention Alert- Use these to create extra assistance in the difficult areas. Can be used with few or all students.
"Digging in the Data" -this area is designed for guides to reports on student achievement in various testing practices. The most commonly used report is the "Intervention Alert".
Galileo Report Summary- summary of all available reports to teachers with a short description.
Student Growth and Achievement Report - The Student Growth and Achievement Report cross-classifies student achievement with student growth yielding new and useful information to guide instruction. When the desired tests and subject are selected, the student data is displayed in quadrants.
Assessment History Report-The Assessment History Report displays assessment data for all the years and tests (benchmark, formative, and external) that the student has taken. It allows the teachers to see how students did on previous tests and to what degree they have mastered other grade-articulated standards.
Intervention Alert Report-This report lists all of the learning standards on a given assessment and displays student mastery of the learning standards. The learning standards not mastered, will be highlighted in red. This allows the teachers to easily identify what standards interventions should focus on.
Class Development Profile Grid-This report shows the achievement level of each student, by standard, for a particular test.
Class Score Grid- These reports provide teachers with data related to how each individual student performed on the test and how the overall class performed on the test.
Detailed Item Analysis-This report presents the standard each question measures and the percentage of students who selected each answer option.
Administrative Reports Summary - a list of reports that administrators can use to better support PLCs, teachers, and students.
Last Modified on April 4, 2013