Monday, February 7, 2011

How Do You Create Intervention Groups?

Did you know that there are three ways in which intervention groups can be created in the Galileo system? Intervention groups are created automatically for users via the Risk Level report, the Intervention Alert report and a user can create his or her own intervention groups.

Intervention Groups via Risk Level Reports
This actionable report will result in an intervention group being created for each risk-level group and allows for the immediate scheduling of different Instructional Dialogs/Activities and Quizzes for students in each risk level.

You can access the Risk Level report from the Benchmark Results page in the Assessment Area or from the Aggregate Multi-Test in the Reports area. The Risk Level report is generated with data from ATI-created assessments and automatically groups students for interventions based on what risk category they are identified as being a part of after benchmark testing. The report provides an estimate of each student’s risk of not meeting the standards on the next statewide assessment. This report shows results for each grouping of students: High Risk (when 3 benchmarks have been given), Moderate Risk (available after 1 benchmark), Low Risk (available after 2 benchmarks) and On Course (available after 1 benchmark). An educator may then use these risk-level groups as a way to organize students for tiered instruction and interventions.

Intervention Groups via the Intervention Alert Report
This report automatically groups students for interventions based on what standard(s) were not mastered.

You can access the Intervention Alert report from the Dashboard page or from the Reports area. You may run this report on ATI-created or user-created assessments. The Intervention Alert report lists all of the learning standards on a given assessment and displays the percentage of students who have demonstrated mastery of the learning standards. The learning standards listed that do not have 75 percent of students mastering them will be highlighted in red. A user may then drill down to see the mastery-level attained by each student for each standard tested. This allows the users to easily identify standards on which interventions should focus. This is an actionable report that allows for the immediate scheduling of assignments (Instructional Dialogs) or quizzes for those students who have not demonstrated mastery of a standard.

User-Created Invention Groups
A Galileo user may create his or her own Intervention Groups in Galileo. The first way this can be done is by identifying students and manually grouping those students.

Another way to create intervention groups is to select students based on variables housed on student forms. To create an intervention group based on student form variables a district will have need to request that ATI build a student form to house the desired information, then record this information in their SIS (Student Information System) and import this data from the SIS to Galileo.

How have you been organizing your intervention groups? Have you been grouping students by risk-level, by standards’ mastery, or by some other procedure? If you’ve been creating your own intervention groups, please share with us how you do the grouping and why you group students as you do?

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