Monday, March 27, 2017

How to Utilize the Galileo Pre-K Online DL Score to Evaluate and Support Early Learners

The Galileo Pre-K Online Developmental Level (DL) Score is a summarized measure of ability. The DL Score indicates a child’s position on his or her path of developmental progress. When generated for a group of children, it will reveal the group’s average position on the path of development. The path is comprised of a series of empirically ordered capabilities outlining a developmental progression for each scale or developmental area. 

When we know the ability of a child or a group, as summarized by the DL score, we know the capabilities that have been learned and the goals that a child or group is likely ready to learn next and in the future. The DL Score is a valuable data point for planning and monitoring progress towards school readiness.

After the teacher contributes his or her knowledge of a child’s ability by saving observations, the DL Score provides specific information on emerging capabilities by identifying “Ready Now” or “Plan Now” goals. These readiness suggestions provide the basis for planning appropriately challenging instruction.

For DL Score interpretation reference, please see the following links to our research:
  •         Estimation of how much the DL Score typically increases based on the length of time enrolled
  •        DL Score ranges with corresponding achievement levels of beginning, intermediate, or advanced for children of age 3-5 years and birth to 3 years
  •         Predicted individual child DL Score based on the child’s age

 The DL Score can communicate progress to educators at home and in the classroom, identify an intervention opportunity, and inform which skills are ready to be learned for all children at all levels.

Visit ATI Exhibit #527 at the National Head Start Association Conference in Chicago April 7-10 or schedule an online Galileo Overview for more information.

Written by Deborah Kinzer, Field Services Coordinator

Monday, March 20, 2017

Save the Date: April 10 Spring Seminar

Evidence-Based Digital Curriculum Takes Center Stage in Arizona Classrooms

Get a first-hand look at Dynamic Curriculum Strategies, a curriculum solution created by Crane Elementary School District (CESD) and offered through the Galileo® Digital Curriculum Platform from Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI). Attend this statewide seminar illustrating how the cutting edge, evidence-based curriculum that is completely aligned to Arizona State Standards can be easily implemented by all Arizona school districts/charters.

Dynamic Curriculum Strategies offers a standards-based curriculum for grades K-8, affiliated resources, aligned assessments, and reporting all-in-one cost effective approach. This learning system offers a logical approach to assessment and interactive instruction with opportunities to personalize learning supporting students with a spectrum of needs. The curriculum is provided through the Galileo Digital Curriculum Platform where it is integrated with the Galileo assessment and reporting components. The intuitive Platform makes it easy to merge curriculum content with formative/benchmark assessments and reporting. The Platform also empowers educators to deliver evidence-based differentiated instruction and quickly evaluate the impact of curriculum and instruction on student mastery of standards. Plus, teachers can access on-demand instruction and assessment resources from ATI, EngageNY, KHAN ACADEMY®, and LearnZillion and easily link them to Dynamic Curriculum Strategies offerings.

Together CESD and ATI are pioneering the next generation of educational innovations through delivery of the best in curriculum, educational practice, online technology, assessment, and research. We invite you to come see for yourself by hearing from local leaders and participating in a curriculum strategies breakout session. You won’t want to miss this breakthrough event.

Date: Monday, April 10, 2017 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: University of Phoenix - Main Campus, Room 401, 1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe AZ 85282
Cost: The seminar is complimentary.
Parking: A complimentary parking garage is located on the east side of the building. Please do not park in the visitor, reserved, or student spaces.
Light refreshments will be served.

Register today to join us for this enlightening seminar. 
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Keeping You Informed and Positive Experiences Are Top Goals for ATI

Keeping you informed and providing positive experiences with Galileo are major goals of ATI and we continue to work diligently to meet those goals. Accordingly, ATI is pleased to announce a new communication page available to all clients from multiple online locations. This Status Page can be checked by you at any time and it relays real-time information about Galileo current performance, scheduled maintenance, and recent past performance. Incident reports will be posted promptly on the page and will display information about both the incident and the real-time stage of resolution

The ATI Status page can be accessed directly at Additionally, links to the page can be found in three convenient locations: 1. the “Technical Support Request” form on the ATI website, 2. the “Contact Us” form on the ATI website, and 3. the application login pages.  

ATI Status Page a communication page available to all clients.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Assessing Pre-K Children Using Multiple Criteria

Include Your Custom Scales in the Outcomes Analysis Report

The Galileo Pre-K Outcomes Analysis Report supports assessing children using multiple criteria and can now be generated for custom client-created assessment scales. The Outcomes Analysis Report is a powerful report enabling programs to analyze progressive data for one or several assessment scales over multiple time periods in one report. The report may include aggregated or disaggregated data for an entire program, center, class, or at the individual child level. The report allows users to select multiple scales, more than three time periods, and include selected centers or classes in a single report.  

For more information on Galileo reports, schedule an overview or join us April 7-10 in Chicago where ATI will be exhibiting at the NHSA Head Start Conference and Expo. Deborah Kinzer, one of our friendly and knowledgeable Field Services coordinators, will be available at ATI Exhibit #527 for demonstrations of the system.

The Outcomes Analysis Report may be used to view children’s learning gains in one or more developmental domains across multiple time periods. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Coming Soon: EngageNY Content via Galileo K-12 Online

Soon the EngageNY Common Core Math and English Language Arts Curriculum will be accessible through Galileo. The curriculum contains Math and English Language Arts (ELA) units/modules and lesson plans for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Additionally, direct access to the high school curriculum including ELA 9th-12th grade content and Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre-calculus will be available through Galileo. The EngageNY curriculum components exist through Galileo as links to the live EngageNY website.

There are a number of benefits of using the EngageNY curriculum through Galileo including the ability to guide curriculum implementation by scheduling each unit/module for the desired duration. The EngageNY units/modules can be scheduled by district- and school-levels users using the Galileo Bulk Scheduler tool. Scheduled EngageNY units/modules will be displayed on the Teacher Dashboard Calendar page. From this page, teachers can preview scheduled units/modules as well as schedule EngageNY lesson plans to further support instruction. 

Contact your friendly and knowledgeable field services coordinator for more information. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

New: Intuitive Galileo Test Builder & Coming Soon: TE Item Builder Component

You can now preview and begin using the powerful new Galileo Test Builder interface. The easy-to-use assessment creation tool is an intuitive, point-and-click interface for creating common formative assessments at the school and class level using items including technology enhanced items that articulate directly to selected objectives. Designed for teachers and optimized for desktops, laptops, and tablets, Test Builder offers the following capabilities:

  • Search item banks by standard or item family
  • Refine searches by Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and item type
  • Quickly add, reorder, and/or delete items
  • View a summary of your current test items at the same time as your current search results
  • Easily access online student and teacher previews of your test
  • Once your test is published, access quick links to schedule the test and print if needed for offline student test booklets
TE Item Builder Component: The capability for teachers to create technology-enhanced items within Test Builder is currently under development and scheduled for release in spring 2017.

Quickly add, reorder and/or delete items. Easily access Test Builder tools to create new tests,
edit test attributes, and preview tests.

For further information on Test Builder functions and how to generate tests contact your Field Services Coordinator or access the Help files via the Galileo application. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

ATI’s Webinar Series Highlights the Galileo Comprehensive Assessment System

The webinar “Seeing the Big Picture with Galileo’s Comprehensive Assessment System” was well received and viewed by many educators. Thank you to all who logged on and participated in the event. The webinar gave insight into the different components of the Galileo comprehensive assessment system and answered the following questions:
  • What is the Galileo comprehensive assessment system?
  • What makes a benchmark series comprehensive?
  • How do teachers and administrators use the data generated from Galileo?
  • What tools does Galileo offer to incorporate student performance data into measures of instructional and/or educator effectiveness.  
View the webinar and share it with a colleague. 
Access more information regarding comprehensive assessment system.
Request a guided demonstration from our friendly Field Services Coordinators.

ATI webinars offer exciting insight into Galileo technology. They are complimentary and are recorded for later viewing. The recordings can be accessed from the ATI website along with many other helpful videos, Dialogs, and webisodes.