Monday, June 23, 2014

ATI Supports ReadOnArizona Summer Reading Campaign

ATI is proud to support ReadOnArizona summer reading campaign. In order to maintain reading progress developed throughout the school year, ReadOnArizona encourages 20 minutes of reading per day. This easy-to-achieve goal is made even easier by myON, a digital library consisting of thousands of books to which students have unlimited access.

Simple tips to pass on to students and their families to encourage summer reading:
• sign up the whole family for the summer reading program at your local public library
• ask your librarian to suggest books that match a developing reader’s interests and reading level
• set a goal of reading 20 minutes every day

For more information about the ReadOnArizona summer reading campaign and myON, visit

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Early Math Benchmark Assessment Series Multimedia

With the tremendous popularity of the Early Literacy Benchmark Assessment Series (ELBAS) for kindergarten language arts, Assessment Technology Incorporated is pleased to offer the Early Math Benchmark Assessment Series (EMBAS) for kindergarten math for 2014-15. These assessments enhance kindergarten assessment by engaging kindergarten students with multimedia assessments that utilize sound and interactivity to measure performance on kindergarten assessment standards. These assessments are able to be administered to the entire class in a computer lab or to be assigned to small groups/individuals using classroom computer resources, allowing teachers to focus on other tasks.

Sample 1


With the EMBAS, students will be assessed on items aligned to the most up to date standards in an early-elementary friendly environment using sounds and images. The assessments will allow for easy assessment and quick intervention to ensure students are making progress in math skills and knowledge development.

Contact the Assessment Technology Education Management Services department to schedule the assessments for use in the 2014-15 academic year.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Instructional Units and Instructional Dialogs

Galileo K-12 Online Instructional Units and Instructional Dialogs are part of the comprehensive instructional improvement and instructional effectiveness system providing innovative technology to enhance learning. Instructional Units and Instructional Dialogs are online instructional exchanges between teachers and students designed to promote student mastery of standards. Images, animations, audio and video files, and web links can easily be incorporated providing an enriching instructional experience.

Instructional Units can be constructed to specify the scope and sequence of local curriculum aligned to Common Core and state-specific standards. Instructional Units integrate assessment with instruction in online and offline Instructional Dialogs containing lessons, assignments, and assessments.

ATI Instructional Dialogs provide a safe instructional environment promoting standards mastery and test-taking skills unique to the diversity of new item types planned by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) and by Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) for the Common Core Initiative. ATI's technology enhanced items currently available in formative assessments in English language arts, math, and science will soon be available for use in Instructional Dialogs and Instructional Units.

View a sample science Dialog

Monday, June 2, 2014

Complimentary Educational Opportunities

ATI’s Professional Development Team offers complimentary interactive online professional development opportunities for both Galileo K-12 Online and Galileo Pre-K Online users. These Learning On-Demand sessions assist administrators and educators in becoming proficient with the Galileo applications.

Registration to a Learning On-Demand session is easy, just click here

Select the “Upcoming” tab and click on the “Register” link by the session you would like to attend.

Or you may send an e-mail to and ATI’s professional development specialists will process your registration. If you are unable to attend a live Learning On-Demand session, the session recordings are available in the Galileo Forum after the session has occurred.

We look forward to seeing you online!

The ATI Professional Development Team