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.
2014-2015 Testing Schedule and Blueprints
Quarter 1 Benchmarks: Sept. 22nd - Oct. 3rd
Quarter 2 Benchmarks: Dec. 8th - Dec. 19th
Quarter 3 Benchmarks: Forecasts: Jan. 12th - Jan. 23rd; Benchmarks: Feb. 23rd - Mar. 6th
Quarter 4 Benchmarks: May 6th - May 21st
*dates are subject to change
Benchmark Assessment 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:
- User name "ID#husd" (12345husd)
- Password "Birthdate" ##/##/#### (01/01/1999)
- To schedule tests via the Assessment tab, please click and download the following guide HERE
- To schedule tests via the Dashboard, please click and download the following guide HERE
Full Class Roster with Passwords
Please click and download the following guide HERE
View results of assessments
Please click and download the following guide HERE
"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.
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
"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!
Dialogs can be used as individualized review, guided practice, a lesson enhancement, or other ways of checking for understanding with students in a quick way. Many staff choose to have these done in the classroom, but since this system is done online Dialogs can be taken at any time. To gain the most from using dialogs, teachers are encouraged to view the Dialog Manual (click here to view or save). It contains all that is known about Galileo Dialogs and how to implement them into best practices for the classroom.
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:
"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".
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 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.