Monday, August 15, 2011

Start the School Year Right with Galileo

Here in Arizona, it certainly still feels like summer, but the start of a new school year is upon us. When preparing for the start of your school year, keep the following things in mind for an easier transition.

Data Uploads

As you prepare your 2011-2012 program year data for import, please remember the following important points:
  1. Be sure to include all required information in your import.
  2. Optional information is not required in the Galileo database, but failure to include this information may adversely affect future report filtering.
    • Any omitted optional data can be imported at any time throughout the program year, either as part of GDI or as a separate process – contact ATI for more information.
  3. If TeacherID or StudentID fields change within your student information system, please notify ATI prior to providing any import files to ensure proper transition within the Galileo database. Large-scale ID changes may require extra processing time so please notify ATI as far in advance as possible so we can help you plan accordingly.
  4. Due to new class structures and teacher assignments, the quality assurance process is typically longest during the first upload of the year. Getting uploads underway as soon as data is available will help ensure adequate processing time before your first assessments of the year.
Need help? Contact ATI’s IT staff through any of the following methods:
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Assessment Planner

ATI provides guidance and ongoing recommendations to assist in the planning, construction, and review of district assessments through its Assessment Planner and Educational Management Services staff. Used by districts to help ensure assessments meet district needs, the Assessment Planner is particularly useful when determining what standards to asses, test length, and test delivery dates.

Learn how your district can benefit from the Assessment Planner and other Galileo tools by registering for a K-12 online overview. If you’re currently using Galileo, contact your Field Services Coordinator to learn more about the tools Galileo brings to you.

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